Thomas J McLeish directs the IoT Lab, a center dedicated to the understanding and use of ubiquitous computing platforms, data analytics, sensing, and the built environment in innovative solutions to real world business opportunities with a focus on the design of new products and services these technologies enable.
With 15 years of experience in ubiquitous computing and the built environment he provides expertise in IoT platforms, IoT experience design, advanced analytics, data visualization, data modeling, and measurement to guide innovation and design in the digital/physical world.
His background in Architecture coupled with a deep interest in the integration of digital technologies to support human behavior have led him to explore Living Laboratories as a research affiliate with the MIT Media Lab, scalable learning labs for kids in libraries in the MacArthur funded work “Thinkering Spaces”, and the instrumenting of environments in support of social science and meaning making with iota.
He is adjunct faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design where his focus is on Sensor augmented Ethnography. There he guides students though the process of instrumenting the world to support hypothesis testing in understanding human context, decision making, and the promise of the internet of people, places, and things.