Title: IoT and AI applications for human oriented computing and their potential for efficient handling of pandemics

Abstract: It is estimated that currently, around 31 billion “things” have been connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). The number is projected to rise to four times by the year 2030. The data generated by IoT is already being utilized by AI applications leading to better understanding of things and improved decision making. Also, various research have been ongoing with a view to learning more about the environment around human beings.  In addition, the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has led to various efforts regarding utilization of IoT/ICT technologies for monitoring and control of the spread of the pandemic. This talk will present the current status of IoT and AI technologies covering these domains as well as outline some of our research efforts in these fields.

Biography: Dr. Salahuddin Muhammad Salim Zabir is currently working as a professor at the National Institute of Technology in Tsuruoka, Japan. He had his PhD and an MS in information science from Tohoku University, Japan. Before that, he obtained his MSc Engineering and BSc Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Prior to his current appointment, he was leading research and development on IoT, machine to machine (M2M), smart cities, e-health/wellness at Orange Labs/France Telecom, Japan. He has  served at different positions at Tohoku University, Japan, Kyushu University, Japan, Kyung Hee University, Korea and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He also worked at Panasonic R&D headquarters in Osaka, Japan. His research interests include computer networks, networking protocols, IoT & AI Technologies and applications,  ubiquitous computing, applications of ICT in emerging countries etc. Dr. Zabir has been serving in the program/technical committees of various international conferences and has been contributing as editor/guest editor of scholarly journals. He is a senior member of the IEEE.