Actualization of the Internet of Things

A FIAP Industrial Physics Conference, American Physical Society

Monterey Marriott, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
April 17-19, 2017

The conference is finished and included many interesting talks. The speakers and posters are listed below including links to some of the presentations. You can also download the program with abstracts.

Session 1: Industrial Impact of the IoT

1-1 Welcome and Overview
Jeff Hunt, Boeing, Technical Fellow
1-2 Keynote: The Internet of Things for the Cognitive Era
Heike Riel, IBM, Director, Physical Sciences
1-3 Fleet Management with Hybrid Physics-Based Models
Mahadevan Balasubramaniam, GE
1-4 Increasing the Attack Surface through IoT
Nancy Cam-Winget, Cisco, Distinguished Engineer, Security Products
1-5 Quantum Applications and Microsoft’s unique approach to Quantum Computing
Dave Wecker, Microsoft, Partner Architect, Quantum Computing
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Session 2: Trillion Sensor Initiative

2-1 TSensors and Exponential Abundance
Steve Whalley, Strategic World Ventures, CEO
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2-2 Energy Storage for the Internet of Things & Trillion Sensor Vision
Bharatwaj Ramakrishnan, Applied Materials, New Business Development
2-3 Enabling Sustainable Solutions for the Global Environment Through Novel Sensing
Leo Kenny, Planet Singular, Technologist
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2-4 Medications with Sensors
Mark Zdeblick, Proteus Digital Health, CTO and Co-Founder

Session 3: Sensor Technology and Physics

3-1 Sensor Keynote: Novel Sensor Technologies
David Chow, HRL, Director, Microelectronics Laboratory
3-2 Photonic MEMS for Calibrated Physical Sensing
Jason Gorman, NIST, Project Leader, MEMS/NEMS
3-3 Additive Printing of Flexible Electronics for Sensing
Tina Ng UCSD, Associate Professor
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3-4 "Nose" for the IoT
Kumar Virwani, IBM, Research Staff Member, Nanoscale Fabrication Group
3-5 Integrated Quantum Plasmonics and Microfluidics for IoT Healthcare Solutions
Luke Lee, UC Berkeley, Professor, Bioengineering

Session 4: Industrial Applications

4-1 High Reliability Imperative for Autonomous Networked Vehicles
Allen Adler, Boeing
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4-2 Impact of Big Data and Industry 4.0
John Carrier, MIT Sloan School of Management, Senior Lecturer
4-3 Connected Edge - How Things Talk to Each Other
Jean Lau, GE, VP of Software Engineering
4-4 Quantum Technology Landscape in UK and Handheld Quantum Encryption
Iris Choi, National Quantum Technology Hub, University of Oxford

Session 5: Poster Session & Reception

5-1 Piezoelectricity in single-molecular layer crystal
Hanyu Zhu, Yuan Wang, Jun Xiao, UC Berkeley, Ang-Yu Lu, Lain-Jong Li, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley
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5-2 Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) for Securing the Internet of Things
Calvin Chan, Jason Hamlet, Ryan Helinski, Rachel Dondero, Todd Bauer, Sandia National Laboratories
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5-3 IoTs and Automated Psychology for Better Sleep for Babies and Caregivers
Russel Walters, Johnson & Johnson, Thomas Lipoma, Rest Devices
5-4 Plant Disease Detection Using Real-Time Sensors - A Case Study
Alireza Pourreza, University of California
5-5 PVoT for IoT: Photovoltaics on Things for the Internet of Things1
Nancy Haegel, Matthew Reese, Joey Luther, Mary Werner, Sarah Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
R-1 The Internet of Things – Present at Its Creation
Paul M. Grant, W2AGZ Technologies
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Session 6: Practical Challenges

6-1 In Pursuit of Brilliant Operations
Paul Boris, GE Digital, VP, Manufacturing Industries
6-2 AI for Industrial IoT and Smart Infrastructure
Piyush Modi, Invida, Chief Strategist, Industrial Sector
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6-3 NIST Focus on IoT
Jim St. Pierre, Deputy Director, NIST Information Technology Lab
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6-4 Finding and Fitting Batteries for Small IoT Devices
Andy Keates, Intel, Principal Engineer
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6-5 Closing Keynote: Quantum Computing Meets Big Data
Seth Lloyd, MIT, Professor, Quantum Information
6-6 Closing Remarks
Barbara Jones, IBM
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The conference is organized by the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) of the American Physical Society (APS) and is the first in a series of conferences aimed directly to the industrial physics community. The organizing committee is:

Organizing Committee

Barbara Jones
IBM Research – Almaden

Arun Subramaniyan
General Electric
Program Committee

Joe Mantese
United Technologies
Program Committee

Jeff Hunt
The Boeing Company

Michael Gaitan
NIST Gaithersburg
Program Committee

Steven Lambert
American Physical Society
Program Committee

Key contacts are Barbara Jones, IBM Almaden ( and Jeff Hunt, Boeing ( Please contact them for more information.

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Conference Announcement

The Internet was invented by physicists, emerging from scientists at CERN who needed a means to send information quickly to geographically dispersed team members. The systems that have evolved since then have been labelled equivalently as the internet or cyber-space. The technical advances which enable the physical infrastructure of the internet are all well-known and well-documented and include fiber optics, diode lasers, electro- optical switching, and wireless networking.

But the internet has yet to reach even a fraction of its potential. Even now, 20 years after the internet’s presence became ubiquitous in business and personal spaces, it serves primarily to move information among computers. Interactions with physical objects are starting to happen, and an explosion of possibilities has caught the imagination of scientists, engineers, computer experts, and the general public.

The phrase the Internet of Things, (IoT) is now being used to represent this interconnection of large numbers of physical entities. But if the interactions arise only from those proficient in software and algorithms, then integration of physical entities, whose behaviors are fundamentally analog, will be inefficient and halting at best. Perhaps this is why the IoT has been so slow to materialize.

This conference, the first of its kind, is intended to bring together those technologists with the skill sets to actualize the IoT. As an APS meeting, we certainly intend to bring together physicists who have interest in this area. In addition, we will include experts in robotics, automation, sensors (without limitation on the definition of a sensor), algorithms, and physical actuation. We also welcome the participation of scientists and engineers from across the technological spectrum (EE, ME, AE, etc.) to allow the sort of cross disciplinary conversations and innovation that will be necessary to build the IoT.

The conference features five topical sessions, each with four or five expert presenters to give an overview of today’s status and tomorrow’s challenges.

Registration Receipt

Full conference: $375
Single day: $250 April 17-18, $125 April 19

Registration includes refreshment breaks and some meals, reception on April 18, all program materials, and internet access in the meeting rooms.

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Poster Session

In addition to the invited talks, there will be a poster session for contributed talks on any aspect of the IoT. Poster space is limited so we may not be able to accommodate all submissions.

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