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Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Blacksburg

The Internet of Everything

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed
Willis G. Worcester Professor in ECE
Founder of Wireless @ Virginia Tech
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The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the universe of devices, sensors and objects connected to the Internet. Cisco estimates that there are already more than 10 billion devices –from iPads to bathroom scales – now online. By 2020 the number of devices that make up the IoE is forecasted to reach at least 50 billion.

Recently, IoE attracted a sharply growing interest from key industry players including Apple, that setup a new ‘smart-home’ development partnership with other companies; and Intel, that restructured its management to increase IoE focus.

After reviewing recent IoE related activities in the IoE, this presentation will highlight the remaining challenges with an emphasis of the Industrial IoE. Particularly, issues related to IoE security and a potential solution based on power fingerprinting - an IP that was originally developed at Virginia Tech, will be presented. Potential applications of IoE for industrial systems will also be discussed. Finally, this presentation outlines relevant IoE research activities at Wireless@Virginia Tech and suggests research road map to address remaining IoE challenges.

Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed is the founder of Wireless @ Virginia Tech, and served as its Director until 2014. He is the Founding Faculty member of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and served as its interim Director when founded in 2010.

His book, Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Design was published by Prentice Hall and his latest textbook Cellular Communications: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide was published by Wiley-IEEE in 2014.

He is co-founder of Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT), a company commercializing of the cognitive radio technologies; Allied Communications, a company developing technologies for 5G systems; and for Power Fingerprinting, a company specializing in security for embedded systems.

In 2005, Dr. Reed became Fellow to the IEEE for contributions to software radio and communications signal processing and for leadership in engineering education. He is also a Distinguished Lecture for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. In 2013 he was awarded the International Achievement Award by the Wireless Innovations Forum. In 2012 he served on the President's Council of Advisors of Science and Technology Working Group that examine ways to transition federal spectrum to allow commercial use and improve economic activity.

Dr. Reed is a member CSMAC a group that provides advice to the NTIA on spectrum issues.

Meeting Details:

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:45 PM
Presentation: 7:30 PM

Members and Guests: $20, Students $10

Let us know if you have special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, dairy or gluten allergy, etc.)

Holiday Inn – Blacksburg
900 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg VA 24060

Directions to Holiday Inn – Blacksburg:
From US-460W, take the DOWNTOWN exit onto Prices Fork Road. The Holiday Inn is at the corner of the intersection of University City Boulevard and Prices Fork Road (traffic light at intersection).

Continuing Education Credit:
One Continuing Education Credit will be awarded for this meeting. Please see a member of the executive committee to sign up for this credit.

RSVP by 5 PM, Monday January 26 to George Williams, Vice-Chairman, at

Please specify the number of attendees and any dietary restrictions.

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