The Internet of things had its origins in academia and continues to be an important area for research. Here are 5 leading academics pushing the IoT envelope.
Chandra Krintz is professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, designing and implementing open-source tools that can streamline the development of applications that connect and span the multiple tiers of IoT systems. Krintz is also chief scientist and founder of AppScale Systems.
Govind Rao is professor of biochemistry and engineering at the University of Maryland. His work in non-invasive sensor technology for neonatal monitoring and the CAST initiative to deliver devices that operate in low-resource settings saves patients in rural areas time and money when getting the healthcare they need.
Carlo Ratti is codirector of the Senseable City Lab at MIT and co-founder of the Carlo Ratti Associati design firm, studying how sensing applications can drastically alter the way cities manage energy, mobility, and water distribution.
Sabine Seymour is professor at Parsons School of Design. She is the founder and CEO of SUPA, an artificial intelligence platform for biometric sensing, merging digital health, sports, and fashion.
Sanjay Sarma is a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, where he cofounded the Auto-ID Center, the first RFID research center. Today, he is studying IoT security as well as sensors and algorithms for connected cars, homes, factories, and batteries.