IT534 Sensor Networks

Sensor networks are a network of nodes which have sensing, computing and communicating infrastructure along with a power source. This allows us to instrument, observe, and respond to phenomena in the natural environment, and in our physical and cyber infrastructure. The sensors themselves can range from small passive microsensors to larger scale, controllable weather-sensing platforms. Their computation and communication infrastructure will be radically different from that found in today's Internet-based systems, reflecting the device- and application-driven nature of these systems.

This course would focus on the system level design/optimization issues of a Sensor Network System. Course "Introduction to Sensor Networks" (IT 434) is offered from device design point of view. This complements the material of that course.