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Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World

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Start Date: Jan 16, 2018
Duration: Six Weeks
Price: $595

Course Description

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. How will you and your organization capitalize on this tremendous opportunity? Join this new evolution in hardware, software, and data by registering for this six-week online offering.



While the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) brings many new business prospects, it also presents significant challenges ranging from technology architectural choices to security concerns. MIT xPRO’s Internet of Things: Roadmap to the Connected World course offers important insights on how to overcome these challenges and thrive in this exciting space. At the end of the program, you will be able to understand how to develop and implement your own IoT technologies, solutions, and applications.

What You'll Learn

  • Discover key IoT concepts including identification, sensors, localization, wireless protocols, data storage and security; Explore IoT technologies, architectures, standards, and regulation
  • Explore IoT technologies, architectures, standards, and regulation
  • Realize the value created by collecting, communicating, coordinating, and leveraging the data from connected devices
  • Examine technological developments that will likely shape the industrial landscape in the future
  • Understand how to develop and implement your own IoT technologies, solutions, and applications

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Instructors

Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma Dean of Digital Learning, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Office of Digital Learning; Department of Mechanical Engineering

Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus Professor, Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

David Clark

David Clark Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Hari Balakrishnan

Hari Balakrishnan Professor of Computer Science, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Sam Madden

Sam Madden Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Srini Devadas

Srini Devadas Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Jim Glass

Jim Glass Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

John Leonard

John Leonard Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Joseph Paradiso

Joseph Paradiso Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab

Dina Katabi

Dina Katabi Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti Professor of the Practice, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Taught by a team of world-renowned researchers with expertise in the architectures and applications of IoT,the Internet of Things (IoT): Roadmap to a Connected World course introduces both the broad range of IoT technologies and the most recent developments in the space.  Guided by faculty and researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Media Lab, SENSEable City Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the World Wide Web Consortium, you will:  

  • Discover key IoT concepts including identification, sensors, localization, wireless protocols, data storage and security;
  • Explore IoT technologies, architectures, standards, and regulation;
  • Realize the value created by collecting, communicating, coordinating, and leveraging the data from connected devices;
  • Examine technological developments that will likely shape the industrial landscape in the future;
  • Understand how to develop and implement your own IoT technologies, solutions, and applications.

Through video presentations and case studies, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of IoT’s potential—and discover how to leverage it to benefit your organization.   Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of technology developments that will shape the industrial landscape in the years to come.

Learn from the Leaders
MIT is at the forefront of IoT research. In fact, MIT experts are utilizing IoT technologies in smart cities, home automation, and factory automation. By partnering with national governments, large companies, and startups, MIT faculty are applying their groundbreaking research to real-world challenges.

COURSE FORMAT

Held over the course of six weeks, this course includes:

  • Three modules covering 13 topic areas and 12 hours of video
  • Assessments to reinforce key learning concepts presented in each module
  • Short case studies and focused readings
  • Discussion forums for participants to address thought-provoking questions posed by MIT faculty
  • Community Wiki for accessing additional resources, suggested readings, and related links

Participants will receive:

  • Program materials: Downloadable tools from faculty presentations and other resources
  • 90-day access to archived course materials: Videos, discussion boards, content, and Wiki
  • Complete course transcript: Synchronized video transcripts and a compiled transcript of all course lectures

Time Commitment
MIT xPRO's Programs are designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals. That’s why each course is self-paced and available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Each video module is pre-taped, enabling you to complete it any time before the assigned due date. While you may complete all the assignments in rapid succession, most participants find it beneficial to adhere to the weekly schedule and participate in online discussion forums along the way. There are approximately two hours of video every week and you will likely spend an average of three to four hours a week on course-related activities.

Please note that the edX platform uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) and four hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). To convert times to your local time zone, please use the following tool: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Browser/Technical Requirements
Access our courses requires an Internet connection, as videos are only available via online streaming, and cannot be downloaded for offline viewing. Please take note of your company's restrictions for viewing content and/or firewall settings.

Our courseware works best with current versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 10 and above. For the best possible experience, we recommend switching to an up-to-date version of Chrome. If you do not have Chrome installed, you can get it for free here: http://www.google.com/chrome/browser/

KEY BENEFITS

  • Gain the tools and knowledge to develop a concrete IoT roadmap for your organization
  • Recognize IoT opportunities in your own industry or function to help your company maintain its competitive advantage
  • Take advantage of a convenient, flexible schedule with platform access 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion after the program

EARN A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

To earn a Certificate of Completion in this course, participants should watch all the videos, and complete all assessments by the due date, with an overall average of 80 percent success rate.

Keep in mind that the 80-percent pass rate is across all assessments, and is your overall average “grade” for the course. Upon successful completion of the course and all assessments, a Certificate of Completion will be awarded by MIT xPRO after the course has ended.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

This course is well suited for professionals with a background in electrical engineering or computer science. Specifically, it is ideally suited for individuals who want to leverage the Internet of Things to address business challenges including cybersecurity, system architecture, and data management.  Because of the nature of this course, the information is applicable to people working in a variety of industries, from healthcare to telecommunication.  Industries represented include:

  • Manufacturing and supply chains
  • Retail
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Energy (oil and gas)
  • Agriculture
  • Financial
  • Public sector
  • Automotive
  • Logistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer products

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1:
Section A: Architectures

  • Introduction: What is IoT and the connected world?
  • Case study on RFID
  • Architecture of IoT
  • Security issues
  • Opportunities for IoT

Section B: The Web of Things

  • Linked data – value is greatest when linked
  • Enterprise data – shared vs. public vs. private
  • Importance of security, privacy, and authenticity
  • Industry standards
  • Web of Things layer as the driver for IoT systems

Section C: Lessons from the Internet

  • Is the Internet the right technology to hook together a network of things?
  • The key lessons that our experience with the Internet teaches us about a future of things
  • A focus on network management, security, mobility and longevity
  • The desirable features of a distributed architecture for a system of things

Module 2: Technologies
Section A: Wireless protocols

  • One size does not fit all: why are there dozens of connectivity options?
  • Three key dimensions: application duty cycle and data rate, battery consumption, and communication range
  • Three case studies: low-power design (Bluetooth Low Energy), range extension techniques (data mining and mesh networking), and data-intensive IoT for continuous recognition applications
  • Predictions for the next few years

Section B: Data storage and analysis

  • Managing high rate sensor data
  • Processing data streams
  • Data consistency in an intermittently connected or disconnected environment
  • Identifying outliers and anomalies

Section C: Localization

  • Localization algorithms
  • Indoor localization
  • Localization for mobile systems
  • Applications

Section D: Security in IOT

  • Why is security for IoT so hard?
  • Threat models
  • Defensive strategies and examples

Section E: HCI and IoT World

  • Theory and applications of spoken dialogue for human-computer interaction
  • Combining speech with other modalities for natural interaction
  • Considerations for multilingual interactions
  • Paralinguistic information from speech for enhanced HCI
  • Future challenges for ubiquitous speech interfaces

Section F: Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles

  • Potential benefits of self-driving vehicles and service robots
  • Sensing and data processing
  • Simultaneous mapping and localization
  • Levels of autonomy
  • Future research challenges

Module 3: Applications
Section A: Smart Buildings

  • Emerging descriptive data standards for IoT and sensors
  • Immersive visualization of diverse sensor data using game engines
  • Wearable sensing for IoT featuring new ways to control and interact with your environment
  • Sensors and paradigms for seamless interaction with the built environment
  • Smart tools for IoT
  • Smart, sensate materials

Section B: Wireless Technologies for Indoor Localization, Smart Homes, and Smart Health

  • Smart health
  • Home automation
  • Location tracking

Section C: Smart Cities

  • The city as a cyber physical system
  • Principles of cybernetics such as sensing and actuating
  • Collection of information including opportunistic sensing, crowd sensing, and ad hoc sensing
  • Response of the system including analytics and optimization, distributed action, people as intelligent actuators
  • Price of anarchy
  • Hacking the city: the risk for cyberattacks in centralized and distributed systems
  • Smart city equals smart citizens

Conclusion: Roadmap of the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Utilizing sensors to gain greater visibility and real-time situational awareness
  • Ways to act on the information collected, thereby controlling the real world
  • Formulating an architecture that enables a macro picture of systems, an accessible design paradigm, and a set of interfaces which can be standardized
  • A security paradigm, which considers setup, maintenance, and updating
  • Vertical applications that provide a clear business case and a pressing opportunity
  • Emerging technologies to address IoT challenges 

FAQs

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

Who can register for this course?
Unfortunately, US sanctions do not permit us to offer this course to learners in or ordinarily residing in Iran, Cuba, Sudan, and the Crimean region of Ukraine. MIT xPRO truly regrets that US sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

What do I need to do to register for the course?
Go to mitxpro.mit.edu and click on the program title. Then click “Enroll Now.” You may be prompted to first register for an MIT xPRO account if you do not have one already. Complete this process, then continue with checkout and pay for the course. After you complete registration, you will receive a purchase receipt and confirmation/instructions via email.

How do I register a group of participants?
There are two ways to register multiple individuals at once.

  1. Once the course is added to your cart, you can select the number of enrollments you would like to purchase. You can then pay using a valid credit card.
  2. For a group of 5 or more individuals, you can pay via invoice. To be invoiced, please email mitxpro@mit.edu with the number of individuals in your group, and instructions to register will be provided. Please note that our payment terms are net zero, and all invoices must be paid prior to the course start date. Failure to remit payment before the course begins will result in removal from the course. No extensions or exceptions will be granted.

What is the registration deadline? Individual registrations must be completed by January 23, 2018. For group sales, purchases can take place up until January 22, 2018. Please note that once registration has closed, no late registrations or cancellations will be granted.

How should I pay?
Individual registrants must complete registrations and pay online with a valid credit card at the time of registration. MIT xPRO accepts globally recognized major credit or debit cards that have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Diner's Club logo.

Invoices will not be generated for individuals, or for groups of less than 5 people. However, all participants will receive a payment receipt. Payment must be received in full; payment plans are not available.

When will I get access to the course site?
Instructions for accessing the course site will be sent to all paid registrants via email prior to the program start date. If you have not received these instructions, visit your account dashboard to login and begin the course on the advertised start date.

I need to cancel my registration. Are there any fees?
Cancellation requests must be submitted to mitprofessionalx@mit.edu. Cancellation requests received after January 22, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund. To submit your request, please include your full name and order number in your email request. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used when you registered and may take up to two billing cycles to process. MIT xPRO and edX have no obligation to issue a refund after January 22, 2018.

Can I transfer/defer my registration for another session or course?
Admission and fees paid cannot be deferred to a subsequent session; however, you may cancel your registration and reapply at a later date.

Can someone else attend in my place?
We cannot accommodate any substitution requests at this time. Please review the time commitment section and course schedule

COURSE QUESTIONS

How do I know if this course is right for me?
Carefully review the course description page, which includes a description of course content, objectives, and target audience, and any required prerequisites.

Are there prerequisites or advance reading materials?
MIT xPRO strongly recommends a bachelor’s degree in computer science and three years’ minimum work experience, but the course is open to any interested participant. No advance reading is required.

What is the time commitment of this course? MIT xPRO programs are designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals. That’s why each course is self-paced and available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This course is held over six weeks, and is entirely asynchronous. Lectures are pre-taped and you can follow along when you find it convenient, as long as you finish all required assignments by assigned due date at the end of the course. While you may complete all the assignments in rapid succession, most participants find it beneficial to adhere to the weekly schedule and participate in online discussion forums along the way. There are approximately two hours of video every week. You will spend additional time on multiple choice assessments, readings, and discussion forums. Most participants will spend about 3 - 4 hours a week on course-related activities.

How many hours per week will I have class or homework? There are approximately two hours of video every week. You will spend additional time on multiple choice assessments, readings, and discussion forums. Most participants will spend about four hours a week on course-related activities.

How long will the course material be available online?
The materials will be available to registered and paid participants for 90 days after the course end date on February 27, 2018. No extensions may be granted.

What reference materials will be available at the end of the course? Participants will have 90-day access to the archived course (includes videos, discussion boards, content, and Wiki).

What materials will participants keep at the end of the course? Participants will take away program materials: PDFs of faculty PowerPoint presentations, and resources presented in the course Wiki.

Will I receive an MIT Certificate?
Participants who successfully complete the course and all assessments will receive a Certificate of Completion. This course does not carry MIT credits or grades, however, an 80% pass rate is required in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Will I receive MIT credits?
This course does not carry MIT credits. MIT xPRO offers non-credit/non-degree professional programs for a global audience. Participants may not imply or state in any manner, written or oral, that MIT or MIT xPRO is granting academic credit for enrollment in this professional course. None of our online courses or programs award academic credit or degrees. Letter grades are not awarded for this course.



After I complete this course, will I be an MIT alum?
Participants who successfully complete an MIT xPRO course are considered MIT xPRO alumni. Only those who complete an undergraduate or graduate degree are considered MIT alumni.

Are video captions available?
Each video for this course has been transcribed and the text can be found on the right side of the video when the captions function is turned on. Synchronized transcripts allow students to follow along with the video and navigate to a specific section of the video by clicking the transcript text. Students can use transcripts of media-based learning materials for study and review.

Browser/Technical Requirements Access our courses requires an Internet connection, as videos are only available via online streaming, and cannot be downloaded for offline viewing. Please take note of your company's restrictions for viewing content and/or firewall settings. Or courseware works best with current versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 10 and above. For the best possible experience, we recommend switching to an up-to-date version of Chrome. If you do not have Chrome installed, you can get it for free here: http://www.google.com/chrome/browser/ We are unable to fully support access with mobile devices at this time. While many components of your courses will function on a mobile device, some may not.

I have never taken a course on the edX platform before. What can I do to prepare?
Prior to the first day of class, participants can take a demonstration course on edx.org that was built specifically to help students become more familiar with taking a course on the edX platform.

What are the technical requirements to participate in this course? Our courseware works best with current versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 10 and above. For the best possible experience, we recommend switching to an up-to-date version of Chrome. If you do not have Chrome installed, you can get it for free here: http://www.google.com/chrome/browser/

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