Student Roundtable with Steve Liang, PhD

February 10, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Derby Hall, Room 1186 | 154 N. Oval Mall

Join this student roundtable for an intimate discussion with Professor Steve Liang of the University of Calgary. Learn more about his research interests and come prepared! Refreshments and pastries will be available.

Steve Liang is a researcher, teacher and entrepreneur. An associate professor at the University of Calgary and director of the GeoSensorWeb Laboratory, Steve’s goal is to disrupt the silos of the Internet of Things and to empower anyone to build connected applications by using the information generated from the world around them. For example, Steve is the editor of the Open Geospatial Consortium SensorThings API and the result of the standard work is to provide a uniform way to expose the full potential of the Internet of Things.


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During his Ph.D. study, Steve contributed to the development of one of the first virtual globe systems in the world, called GlobeView. GlobeView was later commercialized by GeoTango Corp., and subsequently acquired by Microsoft in 2005. Steve is also the founder and CEO of SensorUp Inc, a Calgary startup company. SensorUp offers a Data Exchange Platform based on International Open Standards for the Internet of Things.

Steve has been an invited speaker at universities and industries in 11 countries. In 2013, Steve was chosen one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Avenue Magazine. Steve held the AITF-Microsoft Industry Research Chair on the Open Sensor Web from 2011 to 2014.


Follow Dr. Liang on Twitter at @steveliang and visit his website at

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