|IEEE® ICALIP 2018|
|IEEE® ICALIP 2018|
James Cook University, Australia
Title: An Australia’s First – Internet of Things from an Australian Perspective
It is well known that the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is one of the most crucial digital infrastructure for the fourth industrial revolution that is revolutionizing the human society. Some consider IoT technology the frontend of big data. We would argue that IoT a data-driven technology, which is composed of three layers, i.e., the data collection layer, data communications layer, and data processing layer. This three-layer stratification well explains why IoT technology serves as a foundation to and is inseparable from machine learning (ML) / artificial Intelligence (AI). James Cook University prides itself on providing Australia’s first IoT Engineering degree program that is accredited by Engineers Australia. Huawei also set up its first official laboratory with JCU, the JCU-Huawei Narrowband IoT Laboratory opened in February 2017. This talk will walk you through the first IoT course in Australia, projects, industry engagement from an Australian perspective.
Wei Xiang is currently the Founding Professor and Head of Discipline of Internet of Things Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. He is an elected Fellow of the IET and Engineers Australia. He received the 2016 TNQ Innovation Award, and 2017 Pearcey Entrepreneurship Award (Highly Commended), and 2017 Cairns Engineer of the Year. He was a co-recipient of three Best Paper Awards at 2015 WCSP, 2011 IEEE WCNC, and 2009 ICWMC. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowship titles.
He was named a Queensland International Fellow (2010-2011) by the Queensland Government of Australia, an Endeavour Research Fellow (2012-2013) by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, a Smart Futures Fellow (2012-2015) by the Queensland Government of Australia, and a JSPS Invitational Fellow jointly by the Australian Academy of Science and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (2014-2015). He is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Northern Australia Section. He was an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters (2015-2017), and is an Associate Editor for Springer’s Telecommunications Systems. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers, of which nearly 100 are IEEE journal articles. He has severed in a large number of international conferences in the capacity of General Co-Chair, TPC Co-Chair, Symposium Chair, etc. His research interest falls under the broad areas of communications and information theory, particularly the Internet of Things, and coding and signal processing for multimedia communications systems.