Event Archive

February 12-13, 2014
Smart Spaces ERC Industry-Academia Days, RPI, Troy NY

Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and even provides wireless, optical access to the internet. The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center will develop new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.

Monday, December 3, 2012
3rd IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC’12)
This workshop brought together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in emerging visible light communications (VLC) and ultraviolet communications (UVC) as well as the traditional wireless infrared communications (IRC) to present, share and discuss their latest research results.

February 13-14, 2012
Smart Spaces ERC Industry-Academia Days, RPI, Troy NY
Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and even provides wireless, optical access to the internet. The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center will develop new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.

October 1, 2011
Software Defined Radio Workshop
At this inaugural event, we had multiple guest lecturers discuss a wide range of SDR topics and we offered a hands-on breakout session with the GNU Radio project and SDR hardware (USRP2). With nearly 40 attendees from industry and academia, the event was a great way to learn about new work in the area of SDR and offered an excellent networking opportunity to meet other individuals working on SDR projects in and around the Boston area!

April 9, 2011
BU Energy Club – Smart Lighting Challenge
This student run competition is focused on developing the optimal design, manufacturing, operations and product strategy for solid state lighting technologies under development at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC).  Teams, made up with both graduate and undergraduates, compete by devising approaches to a Smart Lighting case. The case is authored by Professor Tom Little who leads the BU portion of the National Science Foundation Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center.

February 7-8, 2011
Smart Spaces: A Smart Lighting Industry/Academia day
As we move toward a 24/7 society, humans are spending more of their time in constructed, illuminated, and connected environments. To assure our health and well being, reduce stress, enhance social interactions, and improve productivity, security, and safety, LED-based lighting systems are creating “smart spaces”.  These spaces integrate illuminators, sensors, controllers, and communications into systems that enhance and adapt to the needs of humans and human activities.ts.

July 27-28, 2010
Smartlighting Site Review and Member Meeting
Members will have the opportunity to hear the latest research from ERC faculty and students, as well as learn about industry requirements and needs.  For more information about membership, please contact Linda Grosser at lgrosser at bu dot edu.

February 5, 2010
Exploring the Boundaries of Smart Light Systems
Come learn about our efforts to transform how society uses light through developing LED-based systems with adaptive functionality which will increase energy-efficiency, productivity and health of society.