Forum Numerica - From Sensor Networks to the Internet of Everything in the Age of Edge Intelligence


In this talk, I will describe some of our current research motivated by the challenges posed by the Internet of Everything (IoE). These projects include the design, implementation, evaluation and real-world validation of IoE systems focusing on a variety of applications such as connected health, wildfire monitoring and risk assessment, sustainable agriculture, and connected vehicles.

About the speaker

Katia Obraczka is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Undergraduate Director at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC Santa Cruz where she leads the Internetworking Research Group (i-NRG). Her research is inspired by the "internets of the future" with a focus on tackling pressing societal problems. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from University of Southern California, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the same University and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before joining UCSC, she was a research Scientist at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and had a joint appointment at USC's Computer Science Department. Katia Obraczka has been a PI and a co-PI in a number of projects sponsored by government agencies (e.g., NSF, DARPA, NASA, ARO, DoE, AFOSR) as well as industry (e.g., Cisco, Google, Nokia). In 2014 she became Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to energy-efficient protocols and routing in wireless networks.