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Publication Date


Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)


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Degree Title

Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major Advisor

Sin Ming Loo, Ph.D.


Hao Chen, Ph.D.


Harish Subbaraman, Ph.D.


Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to spread rapidly over the coming years. IoT is about data. It is composed of sensors or devices with wireless embedded communication system that collects data and uploads to an IoT cloud platform. Using the IoT tools and data analysis methods, this data can be analyzed to capture important information or trends to improve decision-making and increase productivity. The existence of a communication link opens IoT’s devices and data to various security challenges. This thesis looks at how IoT has become what it is today and how it is being used. Architecture design, hardware design, data analysis, energy harvesting systems, and security of IoT are discussed in this thesis. This thesis also shows a functional sample end-to-end IoT system from data collection to data processing.