Dr. Kristofer Pister, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the opening keynote address at ISA Expo ’08, which takes place Oct. 14-16 in Houston. Dr. Pister, who will discuss the evolution of wireless sensor networking, is the co-director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center and co-founder and CTO of Dust Networks.
More than 10 years ago, Dr. Pister started a Smart Dust project in Berkeley that launched a wave of academic research and venture capital investment based on the promise of wireless sensor networks. “Wireless sensor networking is emerging as a game-changing technology for the industrial market,” notes Dr. Pister in his presentation notes. “With the first wave of industry-standard products now available and compelling case studies that demonstrate dramatic end-user benefits, industry is just starting to see the full impact of this technology.”
Dr. David Nagel of George Washington University will deliver the Oct. 15 keynote presentation on instrumentation for low-energy nuclear reactions. And University of Houston’s Dr. John Lienhard will discuss feedback control, specifically how we learned to think negatively in 300 B.C., at the final keynote presentation on Oct. 16. Visit isa.org for information.
Along with the requisite exhibition hall and keynote presentations, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society—will include six technology exchanges offering peer-to-peer networking for security, wireless and networking, process automation, safety, environmental and quality control, and enterprise integration.