Unlocking the Potential of Digital Home Infrastructure


July 16, 2012


George Demiris, Nilanjan Banerjee, and Ratul Mahajan


University of Washington, Microsoft, University of Arkansas


A.J. Brush from Microsoft Research chairs this session at Faculty Summit 2012.

Homes contain an ever-increasing number of new devices and sensors, such as set-top boxes, game consoles, wireless routers, home automation devices, tablets, smartphones, and security cameras. The heterogeneity and complexity of technical innovations frustrate even technically savvy users and make it difficult for the home-computing infrastructure to meet its full potential.

Join researchers from Microsoft Research and the academic community as they discuss technical challenges and research approaches for novel sensing in homes, as well as how to simplify the management and deployment of interesting new applications and devices in homes


  • Portrait of Ratul Mahajan

    Ratul Mahajan

    Principal Researcher