Another wonderful example of the importance of funding basic research by capable people. It may not be possible to predict the outcome (it is a very different process from building a road) - but really innovative discoveries can have extremely important impacts. Otherwise, we'll just keep doing the same things over and over.
Yes, these are long-term theoretical projects; and today's world has little interest for them; too busy looking to develop the next gadget. But if somebody does not ask the Big questions, then we'll just become busy ants in our own colonies. Perish the thought!
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.