Keynote Speaker - Josh Siegel

The Internet of Things, Connected Vehicles, and the Role of Localization

by Josh Siegel


This presentation introduces the Internet of Things (IoT) and its four enabling capabilities of sensing, connectivity, inference, and actuation. I will present IoT use cases across industries, focusing particularly on its role in enabling smart cities, enhanced infrastructure, service industries, and connected and automated vehicles. After this survey coverage, I will discuss the importance of localization through the lens of IoT-enabled location-based services and automated vehicle motion planning, coordination, and communication. Privacy and security will be briefly explored, including the potential role of location histories in validating device provenance and authenticating vehicle data.

Josh Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University and the lead instructor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s DeepTech Bootcamp. He received Ph.D., S.M. and S.B. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Josh and his automotive companies have been recognized with accolades including the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize and the MassIT Government Innovation Prize. He has multiple issued patents, published in top scholarly venues, and been featured in popular media. Dr. Siegel’s research develops architectures for secure and efficient connectivity, applications for pervasive sensing, and new approaches to automated driving.