Enhancing Power Usage, Security and Networking Capability of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices - MSc Thesis Defense by: Jainam Shah

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 13:00

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Enhancing Power Usage, Security and Networking Capability of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

MSc Thesis Defense by: Jainam Shah


Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Time:  1:00 PM

Location: Essex Hall, Room 122



Driven by the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the increasing number of personal devices connected to the network, we are facing challenges in making our IoT devices most efficient and reliable in working along with protecting our data's Security and privacy during the data exchanges and communication among different terminals~\cite{8609658}. Also, IoT devices are a big challenge from the perspective of energy consumption. More than that, to make IoT devices available for everyone at any time, we need to bridge those devices with other devices like routers or hubs, increasing network latency and energy usage for the environment. Several key communication protocols, such as Ethernet, Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN, Matter and Thread, are currently available in the market and used for different types of devices and applications; however, various perception terminals likely surround users to intercept private information and data. To protect privacy, specific methods, including anonymization, encryption, and routing protocols, are commonly considered on the other hand to enhance power usage and networking capabilities; techniques like peer-to-peer transmission, using a combination of wired and wireless communication medium, sleep while not in use, wake on network call are used. We tried to compare several communication protocols and based on them, tried to identify the best communication protocol for several scenarios. We also proposed a solution where we found the most efficient technique to use these communication protocols to optimize the use of IoT devices. In addition, we are also proposing a new communication protocol which tries to increase the encryption level to increase Security, decrease the number of devices as bridges or hubs to decrease the number of hops for messages to cover to increase networking capabilities and archiving encrypted data packet to make power usage lower. Also, we are demonstrating multiple experiments to show the proposed work to find efficient techniques for specific home-based and commercial-based connected technology.


Thesis Committee:

Internal Reader: Dr. Pooya Moradian Zadeh        

External Reader: Dr. Mitra Mirhassani

Advisor: Dr. Saeed Samet

Chair: Dr. Ikjot Saini


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