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Research program title

Secure Location Based Services via Smart Beacons in Internet of Things (IoT)

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Program description

Recent advancements in signal processing, machine learning, communication, and networking technologies have resulted in evolution of an intriguing paradigm referred to as The Internet of Things (IoT). As IoT solutions become pervasive, we will be surrounded by countless number devices that monitor us, control the environment, and interact with us, therefore, it is increasingly critical to guarantee the correct operation of the IoT solutions, and ensure that the required levels of security and privacy is provided. The focus of this research project is on integration of localization, security, and tracking technologies with smart devices equipped with sensing, processing, and communication capabilities, which is one of the main enabling factors of the promising paradigm of the IoT. In particular, this research program will adopt Bluetooth Smart, referred to as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which is considered as the backbone technology for future indoor navigation.  Despite recent advancements in this field, BLE-based indoor localization is still in its infancy. This Horizon research program addresses this gap, and aims to create/support innovative, advanced, and secure location based services via BLE beacons for future IoT ecosystems.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields with experience in Localization/Tracking Algorithms, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, IoT Communication.

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