iEEE- Henrik Christensen on the Internet of Things: How Robotics Will Change Our Lives in the Future.

04/12/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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UCSD Library is partnering with IEEE Student Branch at UC San Diego in celebration of National Library Week to promote relevant resources including IEEE Xplore, a digital library that is a powerful resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. You are invited to a discussion with Henrik Christensen on April 12, 2018 in the Geisel Library, Seuss Room from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. This event is open to the public.

Henrik Christensen, expert in systems integration and human-robot interaction, is joining us to discuss how the new Internet of Things (IoT) impacts future markets in, his visions on robotics and system integration and discuss how robotics and IoT will influence our everyday lives, Christensen is the Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair of Robot Systems and a Professor of Computer Science at Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering UC San Diego. He is also the director of the Institute for Contextual Robotics. Prior to UC San Diego he was the founding director of Institute for Robotics and Intelligent machines (IRIM) at Georgia Institute of Technology (2006-2016). Dr. Christensen does research on systems integration, human-robot interaction, mapping and robot vision. The research is performed within the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory. He has published more than 350 contributions across AI, robotics and vision. His research has a strong emphasis on “real problems with real solutions”. A problem needs a theoretical model, implementation, evaluation, and translation to the real world. He is actively engaged in the setup and coordination of robotics research in the US (and worldwide). Dr. Christensen received the Engelberger Award 2011, the highest honor awarded by the robotics industry. He was also named the “Boeing Supplier of the Year 2011” while at Georgia Tech. Dr. Christensen is a fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He received an honorary doctorate in engineering from Aalborg University 2014. He collaborates with institutions and industries across three continents.

Refreshments will be provided.

For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Serafin Raya, via email at

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