Jodrey School of Computer Science Friday Seminar

Friday Seminar: Calm Technology, Design of the Smart IoT Devices


Who: Majid Nasirinejad, Founder and CEO of Deprolabs Technology

Where: Carnegie Hall, Room 113

When: Friday, September 29th at 2:30 – 3:30pm


AIDA and the Jodrey School of Computer Science are hosting their first seminar presentation of the year! The event will consist of a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Everyone is encouraged to attend and FREE pizza will be offered to all. Hope to see you there!


Title: Calm Technology, Design of the Smart IoT Devices


We are surrounded by interconnected computing devices, such as smart tags, bulbs, speakers, and webcams. Business reports show that 50 billion devices will be online by 2020. Technological innovations such as Roomba, and Nest thermostats can create opportunities and threats in our everyday life. Calm technology aims to reduce the "excitement" of information overload. In this talk I will present, what is IoT, and how machine learning and AI in IoT devices will improve users' interaction.


Majid Nasirinejad is a graduate of the Master of Computer Science (MCSc) from Dalhousie. He is also Founder and CEO of the Deprolabs Technology, an IoT startup company based in Halifax. Majid's research is focused on Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Technology, Smart IoT, User Experience and User Interaction. After his graduation, he was working at Psychology and Neuroscience department at Dalhousie and then he moved to Curbza to work as CTO.

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