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CESG Fishbowl Teleseminar: Virtual Human Teleportation via UAV-IoT AR/VR Immersive Communication

January 20 @ 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Jacob Chakareski
The University of Alabama

room 333 (fishbowl) Wisenbaker Engineering Building

Cyber-physical/human systems (CPS/CHS) are set to play an increasingly visible role in our lives, advancing research and technology across diverse disciplines. I am exploring novel synergies between two emerging CPS/CHS technologies of prospectively broad societal impact, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) and UAV-IoT swarms. My long-term research objective is UAV-IoT-deployed ubiquitous AR/VR immersive communication that can enable virtual human teleportation to any corner of the world. Thereby, we can achieve a broad range of technological and societal advances that will enhance energy conservation, quality of life, and the global economy.

I am investigating fundamental problems at the intersection of signal sampling and representation, communications and networking, (embedded) sensors and systems, and rigorous machine learning for stochastic control that arise in this context. I envision a future where UAV-IoT-deployed immersive communication systems will break existing barriers in remote sensing, monitoring, localization and mapping, navigation, and scene understanding. The presentation will outline some of my present and envisioned investigations. Synergies with ongoing research in the department will be highlighted.

Jacob Chakareski is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama, where he leads the Laboratory for AR/VR Immersive Communication (LION). His interests span AR/VR immersive communication, UAV-IoT sensing/communication, and rigorous machine learning for stochastic control. Dr. Chakareski received the Swiss NSF Ambizione Career Award. He trained as a PhD student at Rice and Stanford, held research appointments with Microsoft, HP Labs, and EPFL, and sits on the advisory board of Frame, Inc. For further info, please visit www.jakov.org.


January 20, 2017
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm