Dr. Mi Zhang (Co-PI), an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, is part of the team led by Dr. Guan-Hua Tu (PI), an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, which has been awarded a $499,980 NSF grant entitled " Exploring the Design, Implementation, Operation Issues of Cellular IoT via Formal Analysis and Empirical Validation." The award starts on 10/01/2018.
The Internet of Things is coming into our daily life. As the only large-scale wireless network infrastructure on a par with the Internet, the cellular network plays a critical role in interconnecting a variety of things. Connected cellular IoT (CIoT) devices are forecast to grow almost four-fold from 2015 (0.4 billion) to 2021 (1.5 billion). With the explosive growth of CIoT devices, any design defects of CIoT standards, implementation issues of CIoT devices, and operational slips of CIoT service operators could lead to devastating consequences on a global scale. This project seeks to conduct a full investigation of CIoT services from their design, implementation and operation perspectives. The successful completion of this project will not only contribute new techniques to identify design defects, implementation issues, and operational slips of CIoT services, but also facilitate the deployment of CIoT services and boost the CIoT economy in the U.S. The research findings may also influence the design of CIoT in the upcoming 5G wireless networks.
More information about the awarded project can be found at: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1814551&HistoricalAwards=false