Every electronic appliance or device as the potential now to be a node in the Smart Grid, yet most of these appliances and the built environments that house them are designed as independent systems. What if we equipped these appliances and their environments with the ability to communicate, sense and optimize their energy efficiency and use as a system? This talk addresses the potential to "green" the "Internet of Things". Examples will include smart lighting with wireless sensor networks and NASA's Sustainable Base.
Alice M. Agogino is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the governing council. She is the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests include intelligent learning systems, information retrieval and data mining, intelligent control and manufacturing, wireless sensor networks, multimedia and computer-aided design, design databases, artifcial intelligence and decision and expert systems.