Josh Siegel is a postdoctoral associate in the Field Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the founder of several automotive startups. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering for his work developing architectures for the Internet of Things and applying connected system data to predicting mechanical failures. While at MIT, Siegel ran the Entrepreneurs Club and led the Electric Vehicle Team.

Dr. Siegel and his companies have been recognized with numerous accolades, such as the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, the MassIT Government Innovation Prize, the BMW Ideation Prize, the Soldier Design Competition’s Boeing Prize, and the Cloud, IoT, and M2M Hero of the Year Awards in the Innovation World Cup. He holds 8 pending and issued patents, regularly publishes in academic conferences and journals, and his work has been featured in popular media such as WIRED.

Today, Dr. Siegel continues to develop a secure and efficient architecture for the Internet of Things and is preparing to commercialize his research identifying vehicle failures using pervasively sensed data.