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Add to Calendar 11/7/2014 11:00 am 11/7/2014 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "From Muons and Neutrinos to Big Data and The Internet of Things" DESCRIPTION:

Abstract: As the price of embedded computing and internet connectivity falls, we are approaching a phase change where almost any device can be internet-enabled and communicate with other devices and the cloud. This “Internet of Things” will produce “Big Data” in real-time streams with both high volume and high complexity. Having recently made the transition from particle physics to an Internet of Things startup, I'll share how I explored my interests outside academia and gravitated toward my current position. I'll also discuss what makes Scanalytics, Inc. an Internet of Things company and what "Big Physics" and "Big Data" can learn from each other.  View David Webber's slides on From Muons and Neutrinos to Big Data and The Internet of Things.

Bio: Dr. David M. Webber received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his thesis on a precise measurement of the muon lifetime and determination of the Fermi constant, which parameterizes the "strength" of the weak force. David then completed a research Post-Doc at the University of Wisconsin, Madison on neutrino physics as a member of the LBNE and Daya Bay experiments. David currently serves as Chief Technology Officer of Scanalytics, Inc., which makes intelligent internet-connected floor mats as a platform for real-time analytics and engagement in physical spaces.

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Dr. David Webber, Scanalytics, Inc.

276 Loomis Laboratory

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Physics Careers Seminar: "From Muons and Neutrinos to Big Data and The Internet of Things"

Speaker Dr. David Webber, Scanalytics, Inc.
Date: 11/7/2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

276 Loomis Laboratory

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Dept. of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Abstract: As the price of embedded computing and internet connectivity falls, we are approaching a phase change where almost any device can be internet-enabled and communicate with other devices and the cloud. This “Internet of Things” will produce “Big Data” in real-time streams with both high volume and high complexity. Having recently made the transition from particle physics to an Internet of Things startup, I'll share how I explored my interests outside academia and gravitated toward my current position. I'll also discuss what makes Scanalytics, Inc. an Internet of Things company and what "Big Physics" and "Big Data" can learn from each other.  View David Webber's slides on From Muons and Neutrinos to Big Data and The Internet of Things.

Bio: Dr. David M. Webber received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his thesis on a precise measurement of the muon lifetime and determination of the Fermi constant, which parameterizes the "strength" of the weak force. David then completed a research Post-Doc at the University of Wisconsin, Madison on neutrino physics as a member of the LBNE and Daya Bay experiments. David currently serves as Chief Technology Officer of Scanalytics, Inc., which makes intelligent internet-connected floor mats as a platform for real-time analytics and engagement in physical spaces.

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