The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that can connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet. Examples include everything from smart household appliances to connected cars and cities. As Canada Research Chair in Internet of Things, Dr. Khalid Elgazzar is using intelligent real-time sensing and AI-powered data analytics to understand and demonstrate the value of the IoT.
He and his research team are exploring opportunities in a variety of IoT application areas by designing, developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies that will revolutionize the way people carry out everyday activities. They are focusing on four related research directions: transforming the future of health care, making public sensing mainstream, making smart cities a reality, and stretching the boundaries of industrial IoT. Ultimately, their findings will be used to support the seamless interaction of smart services in areas from health care to transportation to emergency response and law enforcement.