In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become an imperative across industries and around the world. This is a concept that refers to devices, machines, and computers connected to each other within the existing Internet infrastructure, having the ability to share information and carry out automated tasks over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
Internet-connected home appliances, wearable devices, digital health devices, 3D printers, car electronics, and other sensors and trackers of all sorts are setting the pace in the current global Internet of Things market.
According to Prof. Changhee Joo (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), IoT is the next wave of innovation that will affect almost everyone on the planet. His recent research projects include, vehicular network system via cellular network or device-to-device (D2D) communication.
Prof. Joo is the recipient of the 2014 Haedong Young Scholar Award. This award recognizes young researchers under the age of 40 who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of communications and information science. The award is sponsored by the Haedong foundation and given by Korean Institute of Communications and Information Science (KICS). His current research interests include communication systems, multi-hop wireless scheduling, cross-layer optimization, data aggregation in wireless sensor networks, congestion control, and active queue management.
Prof. Joo received his Ph.D degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University in 2005. He was an associated researcher at the Center of Wireless Systems and Applications, Purdue University. In 2007, he joined the Ohio State University as a post-doctoral researcher. Prof. Joo is a member of IEEE and a recipient of the IEEE INFOCOM 2008 best paper award. He has also won the Fellowship for Post-doctoral Research from Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea in 2005.