Technical Meeting


Research into Internet of Things at UTS

  Date and Time




  • Kita 14 Nishi 9
  • Kita-ward
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Japan 060-0814
  • Building: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Room Number: 11-17
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  • Co-sponsored by IEICE Hokkaido Section


Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz of University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Research into Internet of Things at UTS


The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to enable many new applications and bring economic benefits. In this presentation we discuss research into IoT technologies at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) into several application spaces. We present applications in the areas of smart buildings, renewable energy and storage systems and mission critical target recognition. For smart building applications the Engineering and IT Building at UTS in Sydney is used as an example. It consists of a large number of embedded sensors that provide near real-time data for data analytics of the building. The second example are microgrids for renewable energy systems that enable local electric power generation such as a roof-top solar photovoltaic system with a battery bank. This configuration not only provides users a flexible scheme of electricity generation and consumption but users can also participate in electricity sharing and trading as prosumers. A microgrid is an enabling technology to achieve such a goal. Several ongoing microgrid projects at UTS including a cotton farm microgrid in a remote community setting will also be presented. Mission critical target recognition in difficult outdoor environments is our third example. This application can be considered to belong to the area of Internet of Mission Critical Things. We describe our research in this area, including experimental work on human target recognition using machine learning approaches.



Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz obtained his Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1988, his Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1992 and his PhD (Telecommunications) from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 1996. From 1999 to 2004 he worked at Motorola Laboratories in Sydney where he managed a wireless research laboratory. During that time he was also deeply involved in the development of the popular WiFi technology. Since returning to academia in 2004 he has worked closely with industry partners including Motorola, Freescale, Intel and Nokia. He is currently the Head of School of Electrical and Data Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He is an author of over 290 research papers and several book chapters. His professional activities in recent years included participation on various International Steering Committees. He was the General Chair of IEEE VTC 2017-Spring in Sydney.