The First Buffalo Day: 5G and Wireless Internet of Things provided a forum for UB students and faculty, industry representatives and government partners to come togethter to discuss Buffalo’s future as a smart city. Held on November 22, 2019 in the UB Student Union, the event included representatives from Verizon, Samsung, General Electric and other companies, as well as demonstrations of several student projects.
Electrical engineering students demonstrate their project, called SMART farmING - Infer, Nurture, Grow, which provides a low-cost intelligent system for monitoring agricultural fields using sensors, long-range wireless IoT communications and cloud data processing technologies. The project team includes Daniel Sampaio Brazil, Abhishek Samvedi, Vaishali Srinivasan, Soundarya Rajesh and Komala Sruthi Pilladi.
Filippo Malandra from UB's Department of Electrical Engineering talked about the state of the art, the challenges and possible solutions for wireless networks modeling of the Internet of Things.
Ali Hantal (left), CEO of VR-masters, said that the spatial web (Web 3.0) revolution is approaching, but there are still many unsolved issues.
Luca Giovanni Gianoli (center) talked about HumanITas, which is developing an ecosystem for building an aero-smart city of the future.
A team of electrical engineering students earned the best demo award for their project, "Lock Monitoring Technology,” which enables people to check the status of their doors from wherever they are, and be notified of potential break-ins. From left are Xiaowen Tian, Jiangqi Hu, Sabarish Krishna Moorthy (teaching assistant), Zhangyu Guan (instructor), Margaret Donnelly, Shibo Yang and Benjamin Leising.
Oluwole (O.J.) McFoy, the general manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority, talked about how to build a smart city in Buffalo based on 5G and IoT technologies.
The UB WINGS Lab participated in the Buffalo Wireless Day. From left are Jiangqi Hu, Maxwell Mcmanus, Ankush Hari, Sai Biren Shyam Raichoti, Ajeya Anand, Ranjith Samuel Suresh Kumar, Zhangyu Guan and Sabarish Krishna Moorthy.
HumanITas demonstrated the ecosystem they have developed for building an aero-smart city of the future.
Eric Petrie, the CEO of Skylink Drones, talks about the environmental surveillance services provided by their company with Zhangyu Guan, one of the organizers of the Buffalo Wireless Day event.
Mark Coon (center) from Verizon interacts with Jithin Jagannath and Anu Saji from ANDRO Computational Solutions during the Buffalo Wireless Day
Ubicquia demonstrated their latest IoT-based intelligent lighting system during the Buffalo Wireless Day.
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