"Infrastructure vs. Mobile Sensing - The Evolving Landscape"
Prof. Archan Misra
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Prof. Yutaka Arakawa
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Prof. Anish Arora
Ohio State University, USA
Prof. Mani B. Srivastava
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
There has been a surge of enthusiasm around the paradigm of participatory urban sensing, which views a citizen-centric distributed and mobile sensing substrate as one of the most promising ways to gather various types of urban information, such as environmental parameters & pollution levels, traffic congestion, popularity of events at various public spaces, etc. In parallel, there have also been significant recent deployments, perhaps less heralded, of infrastructure or ambient sensors, especially in public spaces, such as malls, airports and stadiums. The panel seeks to understand the limits of each of these individual sensing paradigms observed in practice, due to challenges such as resource limitations, privacy, user interfaces and data quality. It will also discuss how the combined capabilities of participatory and infrastructure sensing can be effectively harnessed, for novel urban computing applications.
Yutaka Arakawa is an associate professor of Nara Institute of Science and Technology since 2013. From 2006 to 2012, he worked as an assistant professor of Keio University and Kyushu University. Previously, from 2012 to 2013, he joined ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France) and DFKI (Kaiserslautern, Germany) as a visiting researcher. His current research interests are principally around smartphone-based sensing, including social data analysis and crowd sourcing mechanisms.
Anish Arora is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University and co-founder/CTO of The Samraksh Company. At OSU, he has built and deployed several large scale wireless sensor networks, including ExScal, KanseiGenie, and ThermoNet, and, at Samraksh, he has engaged in developing products and solutions for WSNs. His recent work is focused on the architecture and networking alternative for large scale MANETs—this is in the context of redressing the problem that mobile networks today fail to scale in the absence of infrastructure. Arora is an IEEE fellow.
Mani B. Srivastava is on the faculty at UCLA where he is associated with the Electrical Engineering Department and the Computer Science Department. His research is broadly in the area of networked human-cyber-physical systems, and spans problems across the entire spectrum of applications, architectures, algorithms, and technologies. His current interests include issues of privacy, security, data quality, and variability in the context of applications in mHealth and sustainable buildings.