Towards City-Scale Low-Power Wireless Internet | MIT IoT Seminar Series

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Abstract: This talk presents the challenges and opportunities of building a city-scale low-power wireless Internet-of-Things. Professor Kumar will build upon low-power wide-area networking (LP-WAN), a technology that enables low-cost devices with a 10-year battery to communicate at few kbps to a base station, kilometers away. He will address the challenges in deploying LP-WANs in large urban environments, given the power limits of the clients and attenuation from buildings that limit signal range. He will then further show how LP-WANs at shorter ranges can eliminate the need for a battery altogether. Beyond communication, the talk will also discuss novel applications and sensing opportunities of an omnipresent low-power Internet.

Speaker Bio: Swarun Kumar is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he heads the laboratory for emerging wireless technologies (WiTech lab). He designs and builds novel systems to enable faster wireless networks and new services. Swarun is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and Google Faculty Research Award.

The Fall 2020 MIT IoT Seminar Series features world-class IoT visionaries from academia and industry presenting their latest work and their vision for the future of the Internet of Things. While the content of the talks will be broad, they will be targeted toward a technical audience. All talks will be hosted virtually, 3-4 PM EST, with further details sent via the subscription list.

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