By Sharon Henry
Irvine, August 10, 2015 —Mohammad Al Faruque, assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science, and director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab, was the feature presenter at this week’s SURF-IoT research program summer lunchtime seminar series.
“Beginning a few years ago, people started avoiding desktop and laptop computing in favor of mobile devices. Now we are embedding chips in shoes, and putting chips in cars all connecting to a network. We call this the Internet of Things (Iot),” Al Faruque told a group of SURF-IoT fellows and guests.
As Moore’s Law ? a forecast made in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore, which states the number of transistors that can be packed into a given unit of space would roughly double every two years ? is realized, integrated systems sensors can now be embedded practically everywhere, from medical devices to factory floors.
INTEGRATION AT SCALE
Scaling of semiconductor and communication technologies is playing a major role in transforming the computing and communication paradigm. “New technologies are helping to instrument things around us to be intelligent and connected for better decision making,” Faruque said.
Because the exponential proliferation of embedded devices afforded by Moore’s Law is not matched by a corresponding increase in human ability to consume information, humans are increasingly being taken out of the loop. Google’s driverless car is an example.