Innovations in the field of Smart Homes and other Internet of Things(IoT) devices have made our homes increasingly automated. With connected appliances, lighting, heating, A/C, security, communications and entertainment our homes are an increasingly connected and unique ecosystem. Our faculty at Michigan State University are working on the next generation of Smart Homes technology to help may our homes safer, more comfortable, faster, and secure.
Mi Zhang: 2020 MSU Innovation of the Year
Mi Zhang is an assistant professor in the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At MSU, Zhang leads the Machine Learning Systems Group. His research topics lie at the intersection of systems and machine intelligence, with particular focus on on-device AI for edge devices, automated machine learning, systems for machine learning and AI for health.
New technology breaks through sign language barriers
Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that – unlike prior translator mechanisms – is non-invasive and as portable as a tube of Chapstick.
Dong Zhao: Saving energy in homes
As an engineer or a “tech geek,” my early research focused on technological improvement to reach energy efficiency. I applied many approaches in construction engineering, building science, geographic information systems and building information modeling. For example, my collaborators and I analyzed national housing data and developed a conceptual framework of resilient built environment.