Smart devices that communicate with other smart devices, known as Internet of Things (IoT) applications, have revolutionized the modern way of life. From self-driving cars to interactive gaming, IoT devices were invented to improve daily life and make simple tasks a thing of the past.

Gartner estimates 20.8 billion connected things to be in use by the end of the year; these applications need a strong digital “architecture” to rapidly process data and to take action upon a user’s immediate command.

Through a National Science Foundation CAREER award of approximately $490,000, Liting Hu—assistant professor in the School of Computing & Information Sciences at the College of Engineering & Computing—is designing and building a stream processing system to benefit time-critical IoT applications and improve their performance. The system will primarily enhance the capabilities of devices involved in factory automation, autonomous vehicles and process automation.

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