In the foreseen Internet of Things (IoT) era and beyond, billions of wireless devices will participate in monitoring and automating our world. Different from conventional wireless networks, the IoT is intrinsically large in scale and massive in the density of devices. The types of IoT devices are heterogenous and many of these devices have stringent operational and computational constraints. The majority of the IoT devices will be deployed by consumers who are unaware of the underlying security risks. Such new features of the IoT call for novel and innovative techniques for communications, computing, and security. This talk will first discuss the communications, computation, and security challenges for the IoT era and motivate a systematic methodology to address them. The talk will then overview some relevant problems and their potential solutions. Future research direction will also be highlighted.
Hesham ElSawy is an assistant professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, a research assistant at TRTech, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and a telecommunication engineer at the National Telecommunication Institute, Egypt. Dr. ElSawy received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 2014. He received several academic and best paper awards including the 2020 IEEE COMSOC Best Tutorial Paper Award, the 2017 IEEE COMSOC Best Survey Paper Award, and the 2018 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, & Africa Region.