Mark Hansen, University of California, Los Angeles

Over the last decade, the Internet has been described as a democratizing force; a global distribution system providing instantaneous access to information and enabling new forms of collaboration. In short, the Internet connects people and a wide range of information sources and services. In this talk, I will consider a new trend in networking in which "embedded" information technologies create connections between people and the physical world. I will focus mainly on distributed networks of sensors and actuators, and various infomechanical
devices, embedded in the physical world and operating semi-autonomously.

These systems present statisticians and other "data scientists" with new methodological challenges; from design and deployment, to fault detection and repair, to visualization, data analysis and modeling.


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