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Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Robotics Research @ Mobile CPS Lab in the Department of Computer Science

Speaker: 
Dr. Ashwin Ashok
Affiliation: 
Dept. of Computer Science, Georgia State University (GSU)
Time: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217

In this talk, I will discuss some of the emerging topics in Internet of Things (IoT) research with reference to designing Smart Systems and Robotics. I will focus my talk on providing a holistic overview of research fronts that Mobile CPS lab focusses on, as well research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of CS at GSU.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Ashwin Ashok is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Georgia State University (GSU), where he directs the Mobile Cyber Physical Systems Lab. His research focusses on mobile and vehicular networking, visible light communication, computer vision and mobile-Health. Prior to this he was a postdoctoral research associate in ECE at Carnegie Mellon University under the mentorship of Prof. Peter Steenkiste (CMU) and in collaboration with Dr. Fan Bai (GM labs) where he conducted research on building cloud computing systems for vehicles. His research work spans areas in visible light and camera communications, mobile systems and computing, vehicular networking, computer vision, augmented reality, wearable systems and localization. He completed his Ph.D. in Oct 2014 from Wireless Information Network Lab (WINLAB) at Rutgers University under the supervision of Profs. Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam and Kristin Dana. His thesis pioneered camera-based communication in mobile computing and visible light communication through a novel concept called visual MIMO that explores the use of cameras and other optical arrays as receivers in a communication system; He has also interned at QualComm (NJ) for a summer working on a visible light communication based application. He has won the best teaching assistant award and also a research excellence award at Rutgers. He served as the workshop co-chair for MobiCom 2016 and is the publicity chair for Vehicular Networking Conference 2017. He has been serving as the founding co-chair for the annual WearSys workshop since 2015. He serves on TPCs for several ACM and IEEE conferences and journals. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.