讲座题目：Overview and Vision of the Internet of Things
Engineering at James Cook University
The Internet of Things is said to be the next big evolution in the ICT industry. This talk aims to give an overview and vision of the Australia’s first Internet of Things engineering degree being offered by James Cook University in Australia. This talk will first introduce the fundamentals of IoT Engineering. Then it is followed by a brief introduction to James Cook University as well as its new IoT Engineering program which is the first of its kind in Australia. Some IoT industry projects will be introduced and discussions. Before concluding the talk, international collaboration opportunities will be exploited.
Dr. Xiang received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees, both in electronic engineering, from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, in 2004.
He is currently Foundation Professor and Head of Discipline Internet of Things Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. During 2004 and 2015, he was with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. He is an IET Fellow, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters. He was a co-recipient of three Best Paper Awards at 2015 WCSP, 2011 IEEE WCNC, and 2009 ICWMC. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowship titles. He was named a Queensland International Fellow (2010-2011) by the Queensland Government of Australia, an Endeavour Research Fellow (2012-2013) by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, a Smart Futures Fellow (2012-2015) by the Queensland Government of Australia, and a JSPS Invitational Fellow jointly by the Australian Academy of Science and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (2014-2015). In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During Oct. 2010 and Mar. 2011, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA. During Aug. 2012 and Mar. 2013, he was an Endeavour visiting associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over 160 papers in peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research interests are in the broad area of communications and information theory, particularly coding and signal processing for multimedia communications systems.