Pratik Desai

Seer Labs Inc.


Pratik Desai, Ph.D. has 8 years of research experience with various layers of Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks. During day, he is a principle scientist at a connected devices start-up, Seer Labs, where he is developing scalable and interoperable architecture for wearable and cloud platform. During night, he leads development of an open source project called Semantic repository of Things, as an Open Source Internet of Things initiative. Dr. Desai completed his MS and Ph.D. from Wright State University, Ohio and collaborated with the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) during doctorate research. His domains of expertise are semantic sensor web, Internet of Things, robotics, knowledge discovery, machine learning and data analysis. His doctorate research was focused on integrating semantic web technologies and knowledge graphs with Internet of Things, while developing standard frameworks for universal interoperability between Things.

What is a Thing in the IoT? Aspirations of things narrated by a 'Thing Interpreter'

Room: N-125 | Time: 11:40am - 12:00pm

The vision of connecting every networked computer with each other created the Internet we use today from a research project, which got possible because of the open Internet standard and a tangible architecture. In the chaos of buzzwords and marketing campaigns, the Interoperating between connected devices, Things, has been compromise, suffocating the growth of the Internet of Things domain. The interoperability between wearable devices and other IoT components can lead to development of high intelligence applications enabling non-hardware entities to be part of the wearable domain. We propose a semantic web assisted IoT architecture, which implements standard data models described in relationship graphs. The graph based data structure enables reasoning and intelligence at the machine level laying down road for innovations. During the presentation, we will demonstration the Semantic architecture and a Semantic web based Gateway, which implements the prosed architecture.

11:40am - 12:00pm