Title: IoT Data Marketplaces for Smart Cities
Speaker: Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari Director, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, Professor, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Abstract: One of the ways in which a city can become smarter is to grow a local economy around the sharing of data from IoT devices and other open data that can be used in applications to improve the lives of its citizens. I will motivate and describe one such effort to build a real time IoT data marketplace for smart cities and communities: the I3 project, led by USC in collaboration with the City of LA and several companies. I will discuss various aspects of the system architecture along with open research problems. I will also talk about some of our ongoing research into decentralized data marketplaces for IoT utilizing blockchain technology.
Bio: Bhaskar Krishnamachari is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (by joint appointment) at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is Director of the USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things (CCI). He has expertise in wireless networks, IoT protocols and applications, distributed computing, machine learning, and blockchain technologies, spanning both theory and software systems. He has co-authored over 300 papers, collectively cited more than 24,000 times. He has received the NSF CAREER Award and the ASEE Terman Award for outstanding electrical and computer engineering educators, and several best paper awards including at ACM/IEEE IPSN and ACM MobiCom. In 2011, he was listed in MIT technology review magazine’s TR-35 list of top 35 innovators under the age of 35, and in 2015 was named one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10”.