1st Edition

What Every Engineer Should Know About the Internet of Things

By Joanna F. DeFranco, Mohamad Kassab Copyright 2022
    216 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    216 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Internet of Things (IoT) products and cyber-physical systems (CPS) are being utilized in almost every discipline and there continues to be significant increases in spending on design, development, and deployment of IoT applications and analytics within every domain, from our homes, schools, government, and industry. This practical text provides an introduction to IoT that can be understood by every engineering discipline and discusses detailed applications of IoT. Developed to help engineers navigate this increasingly important and cross-disciplinary topic, this work:

    • Offers research-based examples and case studies to facilitate the understanding of each IoT primitive
    • Highlights IoT’s connection to blockchain
    • Provides and understanding of benefits and challenges of IoT and its importance to a variety of engineering disciplines

    Written to be accessible to non-experts in the subject, What Every Engineer Should Know About the Internet of Things communicates the importance of this technology and how it can support and challenge all interrelated actors as well as all involved assets across many domains.

    1. Internet of Things Defined  2. Network of Things  3. Smart Cities  4. Smart Cities - Energy  5. Smart Cities - Security  6. Smart Homes  7. IoT in Education  8. IoT Education  9. IoT and Healthcare  10. IoT Trust Concerns  11. IoT and Blockchain  12. IoT Requirements and Architecture: A Case Study


    Dr. Joanna F. DeFranco is an associate professor of software engineering and a member of the graduate faculty at Penn State University. Before her academic career, she spent many years as a software engineer for government and industry. Notable engineering experiences during this period include traveling the world on Naval scientific ships working on ocean mapping software for the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) and developing software for cable headend devices at Motorola. She has published many journal articles and conference proceedings on software security, IoT, blockchain, and software engineering. She authored another book in this series on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics and has coauthored a book on project management. In addition to academia, Dr. DeFranco is currently a guest researcher for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Computing Fundamentals area editor for IEEE Computer, and the IoT column editor of IEEE Computer Magazine. As for her "scholarly" credentials, she earned a BS in electrical engineering and math from Penn State University, an MS in computer engineering from Villanova University, and a PhD in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

    Dr. Mohamad Kassab is an associate research professor of software engineering and a member of the graduate faculty at Penn State University. He earned his Ph.D. and MS degrees in software engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Previously, Dr. Kassab has been a postdoctoral researcher at ETS School of Advanced Technology in Montreal and visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. With over twenty years of global industry experience, he developed a broad spectrum of skills and responsibilities in software engineering and IoT. Notable experiences include business unit manager at Soramitsu, senior quality engineer at SAP, senior associate at Morgan Stanley, senior quality assurance specialist at NOKIA, and senior software developer at Positron Safety Systems. Dr. Kassab’s research projects revolve around Software Engineering processes and disruptive technologies (e.g., IoT, blockchain, AI). He has published extensively in software engineering books, journals, and conference proceedings. He is also the organizer of many software engineering workshops and conference sessions.