SCU Internet of Things Research Lab

We research and develop novel IoT technologies and applications. The ever-increasing importance of IoT is supported by increase in the number of connected devices, the use of wireless communication for networking, advances in low-power mobile computation, machine learning and data analytics, and sensing technologies on small devices.

We focus on application domains such as medical monitoring, industrial process control and automation, environmental monitoring, smart agriculture, energy saving mechanisms, and structural health monitoring, just to mention a few. Due to the significant impact of these applications on quality of life and sustainable development, our goal is to identify the design and development challenges of Internet of Things/Cyber-Physical Systems/Wireless Sensor Networks from the networking, processing, and security point of views.

Research Areas


— Networking Technologies, Standards and Protocols for Internet of Things (IoT)


— Security Protocols and Architectures for
Internet of Things (IoT)

Software-Defined Networking

— Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 
Software-Defined Wireless Networks for IoT

Fog Computing

— Edge and Fog Computing through Enhancing Machine Learning on Resource-Constraint Devices

Embedded Systems

— Design and Interfacing of
Embedded Systems

Evaluation and Modeling

— Empirical, Simulation-based, and Theoretical Performance Evaluation of IoT Systems

Meet Our Team

Jay Sheth

PhD Student
Software-Defined Wireless Networking, Scheduling Algorithms, Linux Kernel Development
jsheth [at] scu [dot] edu

Rami Akeela

PhD Student 
Software/Hardware Co-design of SDR Platforms, IoT Wireless, FPGA
rakeela [at] scu [dot] edu

Puneet Kumar

PhD Student
Software-Defined Wireless Networking, Network Virtualization, Transport Protocols
pkumar [at]

Chelsey Li

PhD Student
Power Measurement and Calibration, Energy Harvesting, Low-Power Design
li.chelsey [at]

JB Anderson

Master’s Student
Long-Range Wireless, Reliability
jbanderson [at]

Salma Abdel Magid

Master’s Student
Edge and Fog Computing, Machine Learning 
sabdelmagid [at]

Francesco Petrini

Undergraduate Student
Edge and Fog Computing, Machine Learning
fpetrini [at]

Tristen Islam

Undergraduate Student
802.11, Mesh Networks, Seamless Handoff
tislam [at]

Glen Chandler

Undergraduate Student
Wireless Embedded Systems
gchandler [at]

Tai Groot

Undergraduate Student
Linux Kernel Development, Wireless Networks
agroot [at]

Shannen Edwin

Undergraduate Student
Wireless Embedded Systems, RTOS
sedwin [at]


Past Students

Immanuel Amirtharaj

Measurement, profiling, and improving the energy consumption of duty cycled Linux-based IoT devices

Currently: Apple Corporation

Angelina Poole

Medical IoT
Currently: UCLA

Thomas Nguyen

IEEE 802.15.4 Networks
Currently: CMU

Vahid Esmaeelzadeh

Wireless Software-Defined Networking, Cognitive Radio

Join Our Team

If you are interested to join SIOTLAB, then please email your resume/CV to bdezfouli [at] scu [dot] edu

We thank the following companies/organizations for funding/equipment donation to our lab

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