Philip Levis: 2016 IoT Workshop


Thursday, April 14, 2016
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Secure Internet of Things Project"



Embedded, networked sensors and actuators are everywhere. They are in engines, monitoring combustion and performance. They are in our shoes and on our wrists, helping us exercise enough and measuring our sleep. They are in our phones, our homes, hospitals, offices, ovens, planes, trains, and automobiles. Their streams of data will improve industry, energy consumption, agriculture, business, and our health. Software processes these streams to provide real-time analytics, insights, and notifications, as well as control and actuate the physical world. The emerging Internet of Things has tremendous potential, but also tremendous dangers. Internet threats today steal credit cards. Internet threats tomorrow will disable home security systems, flood fields, and disrupt hospitals.

The Secure Internet of Things Project (SITP) is a new, Stanford-led collaboration between Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. Its goal is to rethink how we design, implement and test the Internet of Things so that it is secure and dependable. We'll give an overview of the project, its research goals, and its participants as well as give an overview of the rest of technical program for the rest of the day.


Philip Alexander Levis is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he heads the Stanford Information Networks Group (SING) and co-directs the Secure Internet of Things Project (SITP). His research centers on computing systems that interact with or represent the physical world, including low-power computing, wireless networks, sensor networks, embedded systems, and graphics systems. He's written a bunch of papers, some of which received awards. He loves great engineering and has a self-destructive aversion to low-hanging fruit.