Syllabus

OVERVIEW

The course aims to introduce students to the concepts underlying the Internet of Things (IoT) through a series of lectures on the various topics that are important to understand the state-of-the-art as well as the trends for IoT. The students will be introduced to the history and evolution of IoT, as well as case studies from various industry domains. In addition, students will be required to work in teams to design, build, evaluate and test an innovative IoT system for a specific industry domain, such as sports. Students will also be required to present their innovations to their peers in class as well as to the public (at the end of the course), and will also be required to document their findings in the form of a conference-style research paper. Students will also be exposed to real-world sports technologies, to witness these technologies in action behind-the-scenes, and to interact with experts from the sports industry.

The lectures will be focused around industry domains (the verticals where IoT is applicable, or has been applied), platforms (the hardware or software platforms that are applicable for IoT), protocols (the communication protocols that are applicable to IoT) and services (the types of services that can layer over IoT).

TOPICS

Industry domains

  • IoT in Sports
  • IoT in Cities/Transportation
  • IoT in the Home
  • IoT in Retail
  • IoT in Healthcare

Platforms

  • Hardware, SoC, sensors, device drivers, IoT standards
  • Cloud computing for IoT
  • Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, beacons

Protocols

  • NFC, RFID, Zigbee
  • MIPI, M-PHY, UniPro, SPMI, SPI, M-PCIe
  • Wired vs. Wireless communication
  • GSM, CDMA, LTE, GPRS, small cell

Services/Attributes

  • Big-Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Dependability
  • Security
  • Maintainability

SYLLABUS

The course will comprise:

  • A semester-long two-person team project that involves the design, development and testing of a realistic IoT system for a specific domain (e.g., a smart football stadium), with a demonstration target to the public at the end of the semester.
  • A mid-term exam that demonstrates understanding of the concepts underlying the Internet of Things.
  • A final exam that demonstrates the understanding of the concepts underlying the Internet of Things.
  • A semester-long research paper in the IEEE/ACM conference style, with a conference-publication target at the end of the semester.
  • Regular reading and discussion of scholarly and industry articles.

There will be required readings for in-class discussion and debate on a regular basis.

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