IEEE / UBC ECE Communications Seminar

4 April 2017 @ 15:30 – 16:30
Room 418, Macleod Building, UBC
2356 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Vincent Wong

Title: Internet-of-Things: Challenges and Future Trends

Presented by: Prof. Jianguo Ma, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Abstract:  The talk begins with the hot topic of Internet-of-things (IoT) together with the confused definition of IoT. IoT has been introduced as the results of the informationization. The definition of IoT will be given with the differences from the RFID/Wireless-sensing-networks/Internet perspectives. We define IoT as TO LET THE THING TALK! The key characteristics of IoT will be discussed followed by the key challenges of IoT. From application point of view IoT has those principles: Prediction, Protection, and Prevention. The privacy issues for IoT will also be discussed.

Biography:  Jianguo Ma received the B. Sc. degree from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, in 1982, and doctoral degree in engineering from Duisburg University, Duisburg, Germany. He was with Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), Halifax, NS, Canada from April 1996 to September 1997 as a postdoctoral fellow. He was with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, from October 1997 to November 2005 as a faculty member, where he was also the founding director of the Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems, NTU. From December 2005 to October 2009, he was with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China. He was the Technical Director for Tianjin IC Design Center from November 2008 to November 2016, and concurrently served as Dean of the School of Electronic Information Engineering of Tianjin University of China from October 2009 and the founding Director of Qingdao Institute of Ocean Engineering of Tianjin University from April 2014. Since November 2016 he is with the School of Computer of Guangdong University of Technology, China. His research interests are: Microwave Electronics; RFIC Applications to Wireless Infrastructures; Microwave and THz Microelectronic Systems; as well as Industrial Internet-of-Things. In these areas, he has published 300 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, 7 U.S. patents granted and 40 filed/granted China patents, and 4 books. Dr. Ma was awarded the Changjiang Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China. He was also awarded Distinguished Young Scholar by National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was a member for IEEE University Program ad hoc Committee (2011~2013). He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters from January 2004 to December 2005. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of IEEE since January 2013. He is Fellow of IEEE.