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Ozgur B. Akan

Internet Of Everything — From Molecules to The Universe

Internet of Everything (IoE), the seamless interconnection and autonomous coordination of massive number of computing elements, animate and inanimate entities, people, processes and data through the Internet infrastructure, is an emerging research direction towards enabling the Connected Universe from single molecules to vehicles and people. The realisation of IoE demands novel engineering solutions to overcome the unique connectivity, spectrum scarcity, miniaturisation, interoperability, and energy-efficiency challenges. In this talk, an overview of the most recent studies to address the fundamental challenges of IoE will be presented along with a discussion of future research directions. The talk will cover the advancements in 5G Internet of Things, which targets the ubiquitous connectivity and bandwidth scarcity challenges of IoE. Moreover, a recently emerged ICT framework named the Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT) will be introduced. Challenges in implementing IoBNT will be discussed with an overview of planned work on nanonetworks, bio-cyber interfaces, and human body molecular networks. Furthermore, the vision towards implementing the Internet of Energy, Internet of Vehicles/Drones, Internet of Sensors, and Internet of Social Sensors will be elaborated. 

Ozgur B. Akan  Ozgur B. Akan

Department of Engineering  

University of Cambridge  


Prof Ozgur B. Akan is the Head of the Internet of Everything (IoE) Group at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. His research interests are in Internet of Everything, theoretical and experimental research on nanoscale, molecular, and neural communications, cyber-physical systems, 5G and THz wireless mobile networks, distributed social sensing, and cognitive radio and sensor networks. He is an IEEE Fellow, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IET Communications, and Nano Communication Networks Journal (Elsevier). He served as the General Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2017, ACM MobiCom 2012 and IEEE MoNaCom 2012, and TPC Co-Chair for ACM NanoCom 2014. He is the author of more than 230 articles in the field of next-generation communication technologies (with 8900+ citations, H-index of 45). He is an IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer (2017-) and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2013). He received IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award 2011, IEEE ComSoc 2010 Outstanding Young Researcher Award, IBM Faculty Award (2008-2010). He is awarded ERC Consolidator Grant for 2014-2019, and ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant in 2017; and the total amount of research funding he has received so far exceeds 5M Euros.

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