State of Low-power Wireless Protocols for IoT

Abstract: Low-power wireless protocols for sensor networks and IoT have come a long way in the last decade. I will give an overview of the earlier generation of protocols in this space, then discuss some of the new research and classes of low-power wireless protocols research. I will also share insights from two recent workshops in this space, one in the future research directions for IoT and another in the standards and testbeds for these protocols.

Speaker Bio: Omprakash Gnawali is an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Computer Science Department. His research interests are in mobile computing, smart buildings and cities, low-power wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, and Internet technologies. He has made academic, industry standards, and open source software contributions in these fields. He received his Bachelors and Masters from MIT, PhD from USC, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford.