September 29, 2020
The growing capabilities of sensing, computing and communication devices are leading to an explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures. Advances in technologies such as autonomous systems and artificial intelligence also promise enormous economic and societal benefits. Naturally, it is desirable to deploy these technologies in IoT infrastructures. However, such deployments present daunting changes for increasingly scaled-up IoT infrastructures in mission-critical applications such as medical, energy, transportation, and industrial-automation systems.
To help improve IoT infrastructure, electrical engineering and computer science Professor Fanxin Kong was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on “Internet of Things Design and Deployment of Scalable, Secure, and Smart Mission Critical IoT System.”
“This project aims to develop a cross-layer and full hardware/software stack solution, referred to as the S3-IoT framework, for the design and deployment of scalable, secure, and smart mission-critical IoT systems,” said Kong.
This project will be collaboratively performed by professors from six universities including University of Florida, University of Notre Dame, University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, Villanova University, and Kansas State University. This project is a planning grant awarded under the NSF program named Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS), which serves as the basis for the future proposal of a five-year large grant.