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Smart Connected Buildings Form the Foundation of Smart City: Today’s Possibility, Tomorrow’s Necessity

Monday December 10th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Amir Shabani, Ph.D., P.Eng., Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRCC) in Smart Connected Buildings, will be presenting “Smart Connected Buildings Form the Foundation of Smart City: Today’s Possibility, Tomorrow’s Necessity”.

Day & Time: Monday December 10th, 2018
1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Amir Shabani, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRCC) in Smart Connected Buildings

Organizers: Magnetics Chapter, WIE IEEE Toronto

Location: Ryerson University, Department of Computer Science, Room 288
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Contact: Reza Dibaj

Abstract: Have you ever been or worked in a space/classroom that the air was not fresh enough, too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer? Have you ever wondered why even a brand new LEED-certified building is not smart enough and does not let the occupants control their environment, in terms of temperature, lighting et cetera.

This presentation aims to provide some insights on the challenges the current industry of building automation is facing and the opportunities that the new advancement such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Adaptive Machine Learning (AML) could bring to this industry to make buildings smarter and sociable. In the context of smart city, rather than buildings being primarily treated as loads, intelligent buildings play a significant role in saving energy and improving the comfort and productivity of the occupants; emphasizing the needs for buildings to be social: interact with occupants, share data with each other, learn from each other, and help each other.

Biography: Dr. Amir Shabani is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRCC) in Smart Connected Buildings. He is the director of Intelligent Building Automation Systems (IBAS) lab at George Brown College, Toronto, where his research team is closely collaborating with industry leaders on deployment, assessment, and development of new technologies that make homes and buildings smarter and social.

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