Seminar: “Internet of Things: Powering and Virtualization of IoT Devices”

We are pleased to invite you to the seminar: “Internet of Things: Powering and Virtualization of IoT Devices”.

Speaker: Dr. Andrey Somov

Seminar abstract

iotInternet of Things (IoT) devices are supposed to be deployed ‘everywhere’ and to be accessed ‘any time’ from ‘anywhere’. A high number of these devices perform monitoring and control tasks in the smart-x applications and difficult-to-access areas. For successful realization of these applications an IoT device or ‘thing’ should be tiny and autonomous defacto while including sensing/actuating, processing and wireless communications capabilities. These simple pre-requisites imply strict requirements for the energy storage and power management of IoT devices to ensure their ‘perpetual’ operation, given neither
cable-power nor battery replacement are viable options in those conditions. At the same time, there are technological barriers among ‘things’ when being used across application domains. To this effect, the focus of this talk is on the power management techniques enabling long-term operation of (power hungry) ‘things’ and their virtualization helping to overcome a number of problems, e.g. heterogeneity. Examples will be drawn from environmental/infrastructure monitoring and city/transport scenarios. Finally, we discuss future research vision and teaching opportunities in the scope of IoT.

Speaker introduction

dr-andrey-somovDr. Andrey Somov is a Research Fellow with the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. He received his PhD in ICT – Electronic Engineering (2009) from the University of Trento, Italy, having specialized in power management in wireless sensor networks (WSN). In the fall 2008 he was invited by the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting scholar to join Prof. Jan Rabaey’s team dealing with energy efficient sensor networks.
During his PhD course at the University of Trento Dr. Somov was leading an independent research project on energy harvesting for sensor networks as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Caritro Foundation, Italy (2009). Before joining the University of Exeter (2016), for nearly six years, he had worked as a Senior Researcher for CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy. His research interests covered power management for WSN and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cognitive IoT and associated proof-of-concept implementation.
Dr. Somov has published more than 50 papers for peerreviewed international journals and conferences. He has delivered a number of invited talks at Berkeley Wireless Research Center, IDTechEx event, Luxembourg SnT Interdisciplinary Centre. He has been General Chair of the 6th S-Cube conference in 2015, the ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things in 2014 and 2015. Andrey holds some awards in the fields of WSN and IoT including the Google IoT Technology Research Award (2016).

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