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
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.
Last Edited: 2/18/05
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