A discussion by experts in the Internet of Things will discuss the knowledge needed for engineers in this field with an emphasis on required hands-on skills.
Jacob Segil, Ph.D. - Engineering Education Specialist, Department of Education, SparkFun Electronics and Teaching Faculty, Engineering Plus Program, University of Colorado Boulder. Jacob’s dual role in both SparkFun and the University of Colorado offers a valuable perspective on modern STEM teaching principles as well as real-world teaching experience. His research interests including engineering education, IoT curriculum design, and neural engineering topics including prosthetic limb design and control.
Dr Duncan Bremner has over 30 years in the semiconductor industry and has held operational and strategic executive roles in product development and technology planning within leading organisations such as National Semiconductor and The Intel Corporation. Originally trained and recognised as an accomplished analog design engineer, he held both product management and customer facing roles at National Semiconductor before establishing Intel’s high speed development centre for global communication products. While at Intel, he joined their CTO office for communications products to developing product roadmaps before being invited to define and lead a $15M programme to develop ultra-wideband 10GHz wireless technology for ITI Techmedia.
Duncan is presently employed by the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering working with both academic staff and industry partners to develop collaborative projects. However, he still remains active in the semiconductor industry as co-founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of SureCore Limited; a company established in 2011 to develop ultra-low power memory technology for battery powered applications.
Duncan has been active in promoting a system view of Sensor Systems and more recently, the Internet of Things. His standardisation activities include membership of the UK’s Sensor & Instrumentation Leadership Committee (SILC), a body tasked with advising on the technical and commercial opportunities for sensors systems. He is also a member of the UK advisory committee to the ISO JTC1 on standardisation for IoT. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Edinburgh, an MBA from the University of Glasgow, and has recently completed a PhD. He is cited as inventor on 17 patents.
Hans Scharler is an inventor and Principle Engineer for the Internet of Things at MathWorks. Previously, he co-founded ioBridge and created ThingSpeak, a platform for makers to build sensor applications with over 75,000 users with built in MATLAB analytics and visualizations. Hans is a published author on security and IoT and has spoken at more than 30 IoT-related conferences. In his spare time, Hans enjoys searching for new board games.