The PPI Center Fall 2022 Industry Advisory Board Meeting
A semi-annual gathering of industry thought leaders and university students and faculty.
The Pervasive Personalized Intelligence (PPI) Center is a partnership between Oregon State University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Oakland University, with a focus on advancing research on the Internet of Things (IoT) systems that push Pervasive Personalized Intelligence (PPI) to the edge of the network.
The next PPI Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting, which includes presentations on the ongoing research projects, will be at the Embassy Suites Washington Square in Tigard, OR on Oct 27-28, 2022. This IAB meeting will be the first one to be held in Oregon since the start of the PPI Center in 2020. There are a limited number of spots reserved for our local technology companies interested in this area of research and to network with current industry members of the Center from across the US.
The goal of the PPI Center is to advance technologies related to pervasive personalized intelligence for the Internet of Things, which refers to the growing network of smart devices in our everyday lives. With IoT technologies revolutionizing a wide spectrum of industries including automobiles, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and health, the PPI Center will enable new technologies that are predictive rather than reactive. Oregon State University faculty members provide valuable expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Security, Privacy and Visualization to the PPI Center. In addition to advances in research, the PPI Center aims to provide training for graduate students in areas related to IoT.
The PPI Center operates under the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Center model. This model enables corporate partners and government agencies to collaborate with university researchers to solve pre-competitive IoT research problems in a low-risk environment. At Oregon State University, professors Weng-Keen Wong and Eugene Zhang from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science serve as the OSU site director and co-director respectively. Research projects currently funded by the PPI Center include projects in Edge Computing for AI, Explainable AI, Changepoint Detection and Code Renovation for Machine Learning-based Software.
The industry members of the PPI Center include national companies like Intel, NEC, Trimble and Ford. These industry members play a significant role in guiding research funded by the PPI Center and providing input as to future research directions that would address pressing needs in industry. Their membership provides them with access to the Center’s IoT-focused graduate students, who have years of experience working on research projects alongside mentors from these companies. By recruiting these graduate students for internships and full-time employment, the Center’s industry members have confidence that these students will hit the ground running within their organization. Thus far, the Center has supported 13 graduate students on these projects and 5 of them have already joined the workforce in the industry.