Internet-of-Things (IoT), Embedded Systems and Arduino Revolution

Unnamed Venue building 10, level 8, room 20 of RMIT University, City Campus

by Mr. Prashant Dabholkar Abstract: Microcontroller based Embedded systems are everywhere. They are in the Aircon, in the coffee pod machine and in a Myki card. All these “things” with embedded systems have made our lives convenient and easy to manage. Most of these things however work independently and do not interact with each other. What is cool is that there is now a way to have all these things communicate with each other and with you, creating the Internet of things (IoT). While the IoT is not restricted to just home automation, it is definitely one of its most popular manifestations among DIYers, students and hobbyists. Leading the way as the platform of choice for building a simple and cheap IoT system is the Arduino - an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. This talk will take you through the world of IoT and Arduino and conclude with a demonstration of a simple gesture control application based on an Arduino-like system. Presenter: Prashant Dabholkar is pursuing his PhD at RMIT University in the field of Null Convention Logic Systems for Packet Processing. He is also a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award. Prashant completed his masters from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He has worked in the Telecommunication Industry as a FPGA and ASIC design engineer for about 8.5 years. He was instrumental in designing some of the most complex Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers, and has led teams of engineers through the complete design process. He has a number of publications and a patent to his name. He has also worked as an Embedded Software Consultant improving an emergency signage testing system. His current research interests include Asynchronous Systems, Packet Processing, FPGAs for telecommunication, Embedded Systems and IOT. The talk is on Thursday, 5 May 2016 from 1 pm to 2 pm at building 10, level 8, room 20 of RMIT University, City Campus. Light refreshments will be served at 12.45 pm. Please register for the event at