Internet of things is a network of physical objects. It aims to unify everything in our world under a common infrastructure, giving us not only control of things around us, but also keeping us informed of the state of the things. In light of this, Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a Faculty development program on Research Aspects of Internet of Things on Feb 22, 2017. The speaker, Dr. Kiran Kumar Ravulakollu, is an academician and a researcher who completed his Doctoral from University of Sunderland, UK.
He started the FDP with a brief description of IoT He demonstrated some videos through which all the audience could relate the various interactive devices which can be used in context with IoT. The session continued explaining various applications of IoT with the help of various case studies in the areas entertainment, medical, academics, household activities and business. Further, various stakeholders of IoT which include people, process, data and sensors were put in the picture and their significance in building IoT is deliberated. Then, he described how IoT environment is developed by sensing, sharing and synthesizing the information. Further, he discussed shortcomings of IoT and how to overcome the same.
He emphasized the various research areas in IoT, to name a few creation and implementation of hybrid sensors, security, and privacy and authentication issues when more than 50 billion devices will be connected and communicated with each other in future, methods of allocation of unique ids for each and every object.