Smartphones enable Smart Cities
The expanding capabilities and growing number of smartphone devices are producing a new computing infrastructure integrating smartphones, users and sensors. User expect their phones to locate their social network friends; turn on the lights of the living room; report the temperature in their car; provide instant access to video and music and communicate with all the other wireless enable devices in the area – all in addition to placing phone calls and sending text messages. I will give an overview of the research activities at GryPHone Lab, the open-access smartphone testbed at the University of Guelph. GryPHoneLab is designed to enable mobile systems research that cannot be done in any other way.
About the Speaker
Petros Spachos received the Diploma degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, and the M.A.Sc. and the Ph.D. degree, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto from September 2014 to July 2015. Since August 2015, he has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests include experimental wireless networking and mobile computing with the focus on wireless sensors networks for smart cities and Internet of Things. He is involved in protocol design, real world experimentation and performance analysis and he is the director of GryPHone Lab. He is a senior member of the IEEE.