Internet of Things

In our seminars, students learn about cutting-edge research in the research fields presented below. Students are offered topics by the supervisors, but also can suggest their own topics in these fields. The seminar is offered in both English and German.

 

Security in Internet of Things (IoT)

Welcome to the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where millions of connected devices together in almost all aspects of our daily life, including our homes, offices, cars, and even our bodies, from TVs, fridges, and cars to health monitors and wearables. As a matter of fact, IoT is growing very fast and spreads very quickly. According to ARM, it is expected that the number of IoT devices will exceed 1 Trillion devices by 2025.

New applications and software always present new security threats; because it is developed very quickly and the developers cannot expect all threats, and it may need a decade to make these systems secure. For the IoT devices, these threats may have serious effects on our life; since Internet threats, today can steal credit cards, disable home security systems, personal data, webcam control, and even more.
Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” that can effectively mitigate every possible cyber threat. And these will open the need for improving the proposed security found in the IoT domain to keep malicious activity off and to cover personal privacy, financial transactions, and the threat of cyber theft to make IoT not only reliable but also safer.

 

Kubernetes for Edge and IoT

Kubernetes, originally developed by Google, is an open-source orchestration system for automating the deployment, scaling, monitoring, and management of containerized workloads/applications/services. Kubernetes was first announced by Google in mid-2014 and quickly became the industry standard for container orchestration. Kubernetes initially targeted on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud environments. Edge computing is gaining a lot of attraction lately with the need for mission-critical decisions to be made in real-time at the edge, the ML-powered IoT devices, and the move towards 5G. Hence, due to the increasing need to embrace cloud-native technology and containers, Kubernetes was quickly adopted in Edge/IoT environments opening up a new ecosystem for Edge Computing. However, to achieve this transition and enable leveraging Kubernetes on Edge an IoT, we have to overcome several challenges such as footprint of Kubernetes, energy constrained execution, scalability outside of the confines of data centers etc.

Kubernetes for Edge and IoT is offered only in English.


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