Lecture: April 24, 2018


IoT in Smart Buildings

Datta Godbole, Honeywell


Datta Godbole, is Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell Building Solutions. He received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley in 1994. From 1994 to 1998, Datta worked as research engineer at California PATH program for intelligent vehicle highway systems. He is a co-recipient of Eliahu Jury Award for Out- standing Research in System Theory, from University of California, Berkeley in 1997. Datta joined Honeywell in 1999 and has held multiple research and engineering positions in Honeywell Labs, Honeywell Aerospace and Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions. His interests include control of large scale system of systems such as next generation ground and air transportation including autonomous vehicles, smart home & building controls and smart grid.


The “Internet of Things (IoT)” revolution is dramatically simplifying our lives by digitizing everyday tasks and making them frictionless. At their core, IoT opportunities are realized when intelligent devices connect people and building systems, enabling applications of advanced sensing, controls, monitoring and optimization. This transforms buildings from passive vessels to smart entities that can dynamically shape their environments to ever-changing contexts within their walls. This presentation will provide a glimpse of upcoming new technologies in smart homes and buildings, and identify challenges in modeling and control of a large collection of building systems in order to optimize societal scale objectives. Several specific case studies will be presented that will highlight how IoT is helping bring building automation to the 21st century while providing significant benefits to building owners and operators.

Lecture Notes