主讲人：MdZakirul Alam Bhuiyan, PhD, SMIEEE Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Fordham University, New York, NY
Abstract: Want to turn off the lights before sleeping, while you arefalling asleep? Want to change the TV channel without a remote control, while youare cooking? Want to track your heartbeat without any sensing units, while youare on a smartphone? No problem at all. In this talk, I will focus on answers to thesequestions and demonstrate that, without interrupting the data communication,how we can leverage wireless device signals passively for the answers. Forexample, justraise your hand, finger-swipe the air, your lights will power down; swipe yourhand left-to-right or right-to-left, your TV channel will be changed; or justtap your mobile screen to see your heartbeat? All of these, we can achieve withour wireless devices (namely, Wi-Fi, wireless sensor), but without the need ofany sensingor additional transmitting unit. Nowadays, wirelesssignals are ubiquitous and are around of us; some pass through us and somereflect off us. I will highlight these signals can extend our senses, enablingus to see moving objects through walls, behind the closed door, and in the darkwhere even cameras don’t work well and security personnel cannot get in. I willdiscuss a set of emerging wireless signal applications that can change ourcurrent thoughts on sensing with wireless sensor networks. Next, I will discussmethods, techniques, challenges how signals are used in such applications.Finally, I will present a set of promising signal applications that are yet beresearched and may enhance comfort in our daily life.
MdZakirul Alam Bhuiyan is currently an assistant professor ofthe Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the Fordham University,NY, USA.Earlier, he workedas an assistant professor at the Temple University. His research focuses ondependable cyber physical systems, WSN applications, big data, cloud computing,and cyber security. He has served as a lead guest editor and associates editorfor IEEE TBD, ACM TCPS, INS, FGCS, IEEE IoT journal, Cluster Computing, TJCA,and so on. He has also served as a general chair, program chair, workshopchair, publicity chair, TPC member, and reviewer of internationaljournals/conferences. Currently, he is a general chair for IEEE DASC 2018(Greece), DependSys 2018 (China), and a program chair for IEEE I-SPAN 2018(China) and IEEE SmartWorld 2018 (China), and a TPC member of IEEE INFOCOM 2018(USA). He has received the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in ScalableComputing for Early Career Researchers (2016-2017) and the IEEEOutstanding Leadership Award (2016) and Service Award (2017). He is a senior memberof IEEE and a member of ACM.