BI&A Program professor Mahmoud Daneshmand successfully proposed
the establishment of a new IEEE Journal on the Internet of Things and is
the founding chair of its Steering Committee.
The Internet of Things
Looking into the future, we expect everything we own to be connected to the Internet. Thus, the term Internet of Things (IoT) which was officially born in 2009, when the number of connected devices exceeded the number of world population. Generally, an IoT system is a network of networks where a massive number of objects/things/sensors/devices are connected through communications and information infrastructure to provide value-added services via intelligent data management and mining for diverse applications such as smart cities, smart health, smart grid, smart home, smart shopping, environment, security, etc. It is estimated that number of connected devices will reach 25 billion by 2015 (3.47 connected devices per person for the world population of 7.2 billion) and grow exponentially to 50 billion (6.58 device per person) by 2020.
In spring, 2014, Professor Daneshmand will introduce a new BI&A course:
BIA 676: Data Streams Analytics: Empowering the Internet of Things (IoT) Services
The Biggest challenge of Big Data is real time management, mining, and analysis of streams of data generated by billions of these devices. The course will serve as a first course on the emerging field of “Data Streams Analytics”. It will provide an introduction to IoT, sensors & devices, the architecture and environment in which these devices generate data streams, the data quality & data cleaning, accessing the data, and emerging algorithms for knowledge discovery from data streams