IT Research Seminar

Everybody is welcome to the IT Research Seminars. Please feel free to forward an invitation to anyone who might be interested in any of the forthcoming talks.

Wednesday, 17th February 2016

Time and Venue 4pm in Room ENG-2002 (Engineering Building).

"Embedded Technologies for Smart Cities"

Speaker: Professor Pedro José Marrón

ABSTRACT:  In this talk, we will discuss the current status of Smart City technologies focusing on practical projects and implementations that require embedded devices. We will discuss several Smart City projects and the evolution of Location-Based-Services from their conception to their current form.

Speaker bio: Prof. Dr. Pedro Jose MARRON received his bachelor and master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1996 and 1998 and his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg in 2001. After a professorship at the University of Bonn, he is currently full professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he leads the "Networked Embedded Systems Group". Pedro Marron is also founder of Locoslab GmbH, an SME specialized in low cost solutions for localization in indoor environments and is also the president of UBICITEC, the European Center for Ubiquitous Technologies and Smart Cities, which counts with over 20 institutional partners from industry and academia.