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EECS 395, 495: IoT Networks Seminar

Quarter Offered

Spring : MW 12:30-1:50 ; Kuzmanovic

Prerequisites

EECS 340 or equivalent. Advanced students who do not have such a background yet wish to partake must contact the instructor at akuzma@northwestern.edu

Description

The IoT revolution is finally taking shape, as everyday spaces are becoming “smart”, such that thermostats, light bulbs, planting pots, clothes, door knobs, grocery products, locks, and other everyday items are being connected to smart environments, thanks to rapid technological advancements. In the course of a quarter, students will be exposed to the latest computer networking advancements which enable the IoT revolution, covering the topics including backscatter communication, MU-MIMO, low-power communication, precise RFID localization, and others.

In addition to learning about these emerging technologies, students will work in groups to define and implement an IoT app of their own choosing, which will perform the key activities of any IoT device: sensing the environment, communicating data, and affecting the environment.

  • This course satisfies the CS technical elective and the project requirement.

COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Aleksandar Kuzmanovic

REQUIRED TEXT: None

REFERENCE TEXT: None

READINGS: See the course website

COURSE GOALS:

Familiarize students with the concepts and technologies which enables the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, from the perspective of computer networks.

Provide students with hands-on experience in implementing an IoT application.

DETAILED COURSE TOPICS:

Throughout the course we will discuss the latest advancements which allow the communication required for IoT, such as backscatter communication, wireless MU-MIMO, RFID localization, and more.