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Dec. 14, 2017


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Kang, Li

Nov. 9, 2017

I-SENSE welcomes Kang, Li, Ph.D.

Advanced Technology for Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorder and Improving Treatment Strategy

Dr. Kang Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also a graduate faculty member in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science at Rutgers University.
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Sameer Antani

Oct. 26, 2017

I-SENSE welcomes Sameer Antani, Ph.D.

A Sprint Through Medical Image Data Science Research at the National Library of Medicine

Dr. Sameer Antani leads and directs several scientific and technical research projects at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health. He is a versatile innovator, and researcher with expertise in applying computer science and engineering technology, imaging data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and informatics in life sciences research, education, and clinical care.
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Gary T. Leavens

Oct. 12, 2017

I-SENSE welcomes Gary T. Leavens, Ph.D.

EPL/J: An Information Flow Control Policy Specification Language

Gary T. Leavens is a professor and chair of the department of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He joined UCF in August 2007, became associate chair in August 2008, and was appointed interim chair in September 2010 and chair in 2011.
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May 18, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed Hamidreza Modares, Ph.D.

Autonomous Control of Multi-agent Cyber-Physical Systems Using Reinforcement Learning

A common feature of multi-agent cyber-physical systems is the presence of significant uncertain dynamics and uncertain signals (i.e., disturbances and cyber-physical attacks). This talk will discuss some adaptive control structures for learning online the solutions to optimal synchronization problem of multi-agent cyber-physical systems in the presence of uncertain dynamics and cyber-physical attacks.
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May 11, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed J. Michael Coyle, Ph.D.

Overview of Computer Science at the US Army Research Office

The mission of the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) is to seed scientific and far reaching technological discoveries that enhance Army capabilities. Basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry are competitively selected and funded. ARO's research mission represents the most long-range Army view for changes in its technology and is the only Army organization that transcends all of its mission areas.
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May 11, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed Douglas Hutchinson, M.D.

Neuroprosthetics: Hacking into the Peripheral Nervous System

Douglas Hutchinson, M.D. will review the beginnings of Neuroprosthetics and subsequent developments over the last 20 years with particular interest in the peripheral nerves.
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March 23, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed Matthew J. Barth, Ph.D.

Holistic assessment of the co-benefits and tradeoffs between safety, mobility and the environment for automated and connected vehicles.

Matthew J. Barth, Ph.D., ADC Chair of the Digital Technology Center at the University of Minnesota, is the Yeager Families Professor at the College of Engineering, University of California Riverside. He is part of the intelligent systems faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is also serving as the Director for the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), UCR’s largest multi-disciplinary research center.
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March 16, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed Nikos Sidiropoulos, Ph.D.

Completing a Joint PMF from Projections: A Low-rank Coupled Tensor Factorization Approach

Nikos Sidiropoulos, Ph.D., ADC Chair of the Digital Technology Center at the University of Minnesota, will introduce his lab's work in identifying higher-order joint PMFs from lower-order marginalized PMFs using coupled low-rank tensor factorization.
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March 10, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed Jordan Beckler, Ph.D.

Remote Monitoring of the West Florida Shelf's Biogeochemistry

Jordan Beckler, Ph.D., program manager for the Ocean Technology Research Program at Mote Marine Lab, will give an overview of the activities of his program's work with special emphasis on their efforts to adapt analytical chemistry techniques for in situ use.
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Feb. 9, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed speaker Tam Vu, Ph.D.

Non-invasive Sleep Quality Monitoring

Sleep occupies nearly a third of human’s life and acts as a critical daily function, helping our body to balance and regulate vital systems. However, in the United States, more than 35% of the population is sleep deprived. Therefore, quantifying sleep quality is important and has significant clinical value in detecting and diagnosing various sleep-related disorders. Vu will introduce our wearable and radio-based sensing systems that promise unobtrusive, low-cost, and accurate sleep study for in-hospital and in-home settings.
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Feb. 7, 2017

Jason Hallstrom Keynote speaker at Telit IoT Innovation 2017

Achieving the Full Potential of a Connected World

Fort Lauderdale
The Internet of Things represents a vision of a deeply connected world, where sensing, computation, and communication are seamlessly integrated throughout the world around us.
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Jan. 26, 2017

I-SENSE welcomed speaker Jason A. Hubbart, Ph.D.

New Frontiers in Water Resources

Engineering East Bldg., Rm. 405, Boca Raton campus
Hubbart serves as the Director of the West Virginia University Institute of Water Security and Science, and is a Professor of Hydrology and Water Quality in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences (School of Agriculture and Food) and Division of Forestry and Natural Resources (School of Natural Resources). He teaches and conducts research in the fields of hydrology, watershed management and water quality, environmental biophysics and environmental sensing technologies, and also directs the WVU Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory.
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Dec. 8, 2016

I-SENSE welcomed speaker Patrick Schaumont, Ph.D.

Energy Harvested Security for the Internet of Things

Patrick Schaumont, Ph.D., professor in computer engineering at Virginia Tech explores the tension between the solid information security required for Internet connectivity and the energy-starved operating environment of embedded connected devices. Click here for more information about the presentation.

Oct. 29, 2016

BioFlorida: Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering

This Bioflorida event, hosted by I-SENSE, offers networking opportunities and speakers from industry and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Aug. 8, 2016

IoT and the Campus of Things

Industry is abuzz with the potential of the emerging Internet of Things, but the excitement should not be theirs alone. The higher education community has reason to join in. The Campus of Things is coming, and it can extend significant benefits to our campuses, our classrooms, and our students, read more.

July 14, 2016

I-SENSE Partnering to Develop New Technology

I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials, a company located in Research Park at FAU, are collaborating to develop technology to lower the amount of energy homes and businesses use for heating, ventilating and air conditioning based on whole-building CO2 monitoring, without the need for building rewiring.
With federal funding from a $150,000 Small Business Technology Transfer award, the team will focus on developing a wireless networking platform and associated firmware to provide signal conditioning and conversion, fault- and disruption-tolerant networking and multi-hop routing at building scales to avoid rewiring costs. If successful, the benefits could be profound ... read more.


May 11, 2016

NSF Grant Supports Networking Infrastructure at FAU

The Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering has received a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to install networking infrastructure to amplify FAU's ability to conduct data-intensive science and engineering research. The network design isolates research traffic from other university network operations to achieve high performance. The network will provide faculty and students with a tenfold increase in capacity. READ MORE.

January 29, 2016

I-SENSE Video Wins Two Local Marketing Awards

The Division of Research took home two statues Friday from the Gold Coast Public Relations Council Bernays Awards luncheon for its video featuring the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering. The video won in the category of best marketing material. It also was honored with the Judges Award, a comprehensive category for which judges nominate any communications or marketing work in the region.
Robin Taber, a student in FAU's Master of Fine Arts in Media, Technology and Entertainment program, worked with Luis F. Perez, the division's director of communications, to produce the video. Taber animated the video and Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., director of I-SENSE, narrated it.
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Jan. 25, 2016

Institute Leader presented Keynote 'Internet of Things' Conference

Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

The Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering at FAU (I-SENSE) Director Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., delivered the keynote presentation.
IoT, a futuristic vision of tiny, networked sensors streaming information, is emerging as the Internet's next frontier. It's a powerful foundation for tackling some of society's most pressing challenges, from managing our growing cities to supporting our health and wellness. The conference was hosted by Telit, a global enabler of the IoT.
Hallstrom discussed the past, present and future of IoT. Plans are underway for Telit to provide I-SENSE with technical support, training and an unlimited license to the deviceWISE IoT Platform - aimed at accelerating breakthrough research projects and technology solutions for the IoT.


Left, Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., gave an academic perspective on where the IoT began and where it's headed.
Right, Fred Yantz covered an industry perspective on the IoT, and addressed some of the issues with today's current marketplace.

Internet of Things (IoT)
Presented by the South Florida Technology Alliance

Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., director of the FAU Institute for Sensing and Embedded Systems Network Engineering, was one of two speakers recently to talk about the Internet of Things in front of nearly 75 of South Florida's technology researchers and business professionals.

The event also featured a talk by Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT Platforms. Together with Hallstrom, Yentz announced a new multi-faceted collaboration on the Internet of Things. Telit will grant the institute technical support, training, and an unlimited license to the deviceWISE IoT Platform - aimed at accelerating breakthrough research projects and technology solutions for the Internet of Things. With the deviceWISE foundation, researchers at the institute will lend their expertise to several of Telit's upcoming initiatives.


Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering

Wireless sensors integrated in walls, roadways, clothing, and other materials provide detailed information that was, until recently, invisible to us. These devices can be used nearly anywhere to create an intricate fabric of vital information that improves our ability to manage our cities, understand the health of our water systems, and even to help our loved ones remain independent as they age.
The Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering at FAU focuses on the development of small wireless computing devices that can collect, analyze and disseminate information in real time on everything from changes in the environment to changes in the health of individuals.


Feb. 18, 2015
Jason Hallstrom Joins FAU to Transform the Nation’s Real-time Monitoring Infrastructure

Small wireless computing devices, ranging from the size of a matchbox to the size of a dime are going to change the way Florida monitors its water quality, sea level rise, hurricanes, agriculture, aquaculture, and even its aging senior population. The types of sensing devices developed by computer scientist Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., who recently joined Florida Atlantic University, can collect information about the surrounding environment and transmit that information to cloud-based computing systems that store, analyze and present that information to educators, researchers and decision-makers. Deployable at massive scales, the technology represents a paradigm shift in how our world is observed and managed. READ MORE.