Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
Professor and Director of Key Lab for IoT
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Biography: Prof. Georgakopoulos is the Director of the IoT Lab at the Digital Innovation Platform of Swinburne University of Technology. Dimitrios came to Swinburne from his roles as Research Director at CSIRO’s ICT Centre and Professor at RMIT. He is also currently the Industry 4.0 Program Leader at Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute and a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow. Dimitrios has held research and management positions in several industrial labs in the USA, including Telcordia Technologies (where he helped found Telcordia’s research laboratories in Austin, Texas and Poznan, Poland), Microelectronics and Computer Corporation, GTE (now Verizon) Laboratories, and Bell Communications Research. Dimitrios is an internationally known expert in IoT, process management, and data management. He has won more than twenty major research awards, produced 200 publications that have been cited 14,400+ times, and attracted significant external research funding ($38M+) from both industry and government in the USA, EU, and Australia.
Title of Speech: From Internet Scale Sensing to Smart IoT-based Solutions
Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest Internet evolution that incorporates billions of Internet-connected devices that range from sensors, cameras, and wearables, to smart meters, vehicles, and industrial machines. Federations of such IoT devices (which are often deployed and controlled by different providers) can collectively provide high value information and execute appropriate actions that can solve problems that have been too difficult to tackle before. To realize its enormous potential, IoT must provide IoT solutions for discovering needed IoT devices, collecting and integrating their data, analyzing IoT device date and distilling high value information, and performing appropriate actions that impact the physical world, as well as doing all these securely, on the move, and in the cloud or edge. In this talk we provide an overview of the academic and industrial research programs that are being conducted at Swinburne’s IoT lab. We describe the research outcomes that have been developed for a variety of industrial IoT applications in the areas of smart farming, energy, manufacturing, cities, heath and proximity marketing. We also discuss our ongoing fundamental research program in sensor discovery, time-bound IoT data analysis, lightweight IoT security, and Cyber-physical twins that provide the foundation for further generating further research impact.