A Multi-topic International Conference
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11th HONET-PfE
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
December 15 - 17, 2014 
Dr. Mohammad Ilyas
Dean and Professor

Professor of COE and Computer Science,
Florida Atlantic University, FL USA                  
Email: ilyas@fau.edu

Title:Sensor Networks and Smart Systems


Smart systems are rapidly emerging in almost every aspect of life including smart healthcare, smart transportation, smart buildings, smart environment, smart agriculture, smart energy, and many more. This has been made possible by advancement in development and deployment of sensor networks. A sensor network consists of a large number of sensor nodes that may be randomly deployed with appropriate density to collect information and communicate to a processing facility that enables intelligent decision-making. Sensor nodes are small electronic components capable of sensing many types of information from their surroundings including temperature, light, humidity, radiation, the presence or nature of biological organisms, geological features, seismic vibrations, specific types of computer data, and more. Recent advancements have made it possible to make these components small, powerful, and energy efficient. Based on the information handling capabilities and compact size of the sensor nodes, sensor networks are often referred to as "smart dust". The research and development in the field of sensor networks derive many concepts and protocols from distributed communication networks. However, based on their applications, there are unique technical aspects that need to be addressed. This paper captures the current state of sensor networks and their applications in a variety of fields. Keywords: Sensor networks, ambient technologies, smart systems

Short Biography:

  Dr. Mohammad Ilyas is Dean and Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1976. From March 1977 to September 1978, he worked for the Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan. In 1978, he was awarded a scholarship for his graduate studies and he completed his MS degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in June 1980 at Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. In September 1980, he joined the doctoral program at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1983. His doctoral research was about switching and flow control techniques in computer communication networks. Since September 1983, he has been with the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University. From 1994 to 2000, he was Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. From July 2004 to September 2005, he served as Interim Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. During 1993-94 academic year, he was on his sabbatical leave with the Department of Computer Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  Dr. Ilyas has conducted successful research in various areas including traffic management and congestion control in broadband / high-speed communication networks, traffic characterization, wireless communication networks, performance modeling, and simulation. He has published one book, twenty six handbooks, and over 175 research articles. He has supervised 12 PhD dissertations and more than 38 MS theses to completion. He has been a consultant to several national and international organizations. Dr. Ilyas is an active participant in several IEEE Technical committees and activities.
  Dr. Ilyas is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ASEE.

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