Murat Demirbas 244 Bell Hall, demirbas@cse Office Hour: Wed 4-5pm UE141 NN: Wireless Sensor Networks
Course objectives Enable students to • explore wireless sensor networks and ubiquitous computing topics in depth in a small group with a hands-on approach, • improve skills in critical thinking and in oral and written expression, and • understand the academic challenges and rewards of attending a research university
Grading • %30 Seminar participation • %40 Assignments • %30 Project No textbook required
Course schedule • Aug 29: WSN and Ubiquitous computing vision • Sep 5: Synthetic serendipity Assignment1 • Sep 12: WSN applications • Sep 19: WSN applications Assignment2 • Sep 26: WSN hardware platforms Assignment3 • Oct 3: Emergent/Swarm behavior Assignment4 • Oct 10: Emergent/Swarm behavior
Course schedule • Oct 17: Tinyos tutorial for WSN programming • Oct 24: Tinyos tutorial Assignment5 • Oct 31: Project ideas presentation by students • Nov 7: Project ideas (cont) • Nov 14: MAC layer + Time sync + Localization • Nov 21: Fall Recess, no class • Nov 28: Routing + Querying + Tracking • Dec 5: Project presentations
Communication • Check the course webpage for links, course materials • www.cse.buffalo.edu/~demirbas/UE141.html • Feel free to use the class email-list to point to interesting material
Informal survey • Have you heard about WSNs before? • Have you read any book/article on swarm behavior? • Do you have programming experience? • Are you an avid sci-fi reader? • Have you heard about Vernor Vinge? • Have you heard about Neil Stephenson?