Monday, May 19, 2014

TerraSwarm Workshop Explores Future Directions of Localization

The TerraSwarm Research Center held a Localization Workshop on May 16, 2014 at the University of Michigan, hosted by Professor Prabal Dutta and his group. Twenty four attendees from Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego, University of Michigan, and University of Texas Dallas reviewed the state of the art in localization and discussed future directions. Professor Anthony Rowe gave an outbrief from the ISPN Localization Competition, where it was found that the infrastructure-free localization techniques compared quite well to infrastructure-based techniques. Professor George Pappas presented an overview of differential privacy, later prompting Professor Rowe and Professor Edward A. Lee to make connections with the work in big data from new TerraSwarm faculty member Jeff Bilmes. The Localization Workshop provided groundwork for the SwarmOS Workshop on May 29 in Berkeley, where there will be sessions about building Accessors for localization and University of Michigan's Get All The Data (GATD) will be explored. The presentations from the Localization workshop are available at

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