On 27th April 2018 from 3 to 4pm, at ECIT, Queen’s University Belfast, a seminar on Massive Internet of Things (mIoT): Opportunities and Challenges will be given by Prof. Arumugam Nallanathan from Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Synopsis: Massive Internet of Things (mIoT) is deemed to connect billions of miscellaneous mobile devices or IoT devices that empowers individuals and industries to achieve their full potential. A plethora of new applications, such as autonomous driving, remote health care, smart-homes, smart-grids etc., are being innovated via mIoT, in which ubiquitous connectivity among massive IoT devices are fully automated without human intervention. The successful operation of these IoT applications faces various challenges, among them providing wireless access for the tremendous number of IoT devices has been considered to be the main problem. Different connectivity technologies such as cellular based NB-IoT, LTE-M, EC-GSM-IoT and unlicensed spectrum technologies such as LoRa and Sigfox are emerging as cheaper connectivity options optimized for range and energy. Cellular-based network is deemed as a potential solution to provide last mile connectivity for massive number of IoT devices, due to its advantages in high scalability, diversity, and security, as well as low cost of additional infrastructure deployments. However, in certain scenarios, where the cellular infrastructure is infeasible, unlicensed spectrum based technologies are to be employed. In this talk, Professor Nallanathan will provide the details of licensed and unlicensed bands connectivity technologies with applications. He will also discuss the technical challenges in mIoT.
Bio: Arumugam Nallanathan is Professor of Wireless Communications and Head of the Communication Systems Research (CSR) group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London since September 2017. He was with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London from December 2007 to August 2017, where he was Professor of Wireless Communications from April 2013 to August 2017 and a Visiting Professor from September 2017. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from August 2000 to December 2007. His research interests include 5G Wireless Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Molecular Communications. He published nearly 400 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards presented at the IEEE Global Communications Conference 2017 (GLOBECOM’2017) and IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC’2016).
He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2006-2011), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2006-2017), IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He served as the Chair for the Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society and Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in numerous IEEE conferences. He received the IEEE Communications Society SPCE outstanding service award 2012 and IEEE Communications Society RCC outstanding service award 2014. He has been selected as a Web of Science (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.