Lecture – Prof. GERHARD P. HANCKE, University of Pretoria

The Role of Intelligent Sensing in Smart Cities

2018- 12-14

 Mingfa Pearl Spring Hotel

Contents of the Lecture:

In a world where resources are scarce and urban areas consume the vast majority of these resources, it is vital to make cities greener and more sustainable. Intelligent systems to improve and automate processes within a city will play a leading role in smart cities. From smart design of buildings, which capture rain water for later use, to intelligent control systems, which can monitor infrastructures autonomously, the possible improvements enabled by sensing technologies are vast. Ubiquitous sensing poses numerous challenges, which are of a technological or social nature. This presentation covers an overview of the state of the art with regards to sensing in smart cities. Topics include sensing applications in smart cities, sensing platforms and technical challenges associated with these technologies.

About the Reporter:

GERHARD P. HANCKE (FIEEE) received the BSc, BEng and MEng from the University of Stellenbosch, and the DEng from the University of Pretoria in 1983, both in South Africa. He is a Professor with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He is the founder and immediate past Head of the Advanced Sensor Networks (ASN) Research Group and currently Director of the Centre for Connected Intelligence. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leading Scholar in ASN research, especially aimed at industrial applications and his papers attracted high citation numbers in high impact journals. Four of his papers are among the top 1% within a research field in the latest ESI (Essential science indicators) update. He co-edited a textbook Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications, Protocols, and Standards, (2013), the first on the topic. He has been a Guest Co-Editor of Special Sections, as well as Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics/Electronics.And IEEE Access. He has been appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics from 2019.