Next Generation Networking Lab: NexGeN
Grantor: DePaul University Academic Growth Initiative Fund
As the Internet of Things (IoT) interweaves itself in our everyday lives, the potential for enhancing our collective experiences is ever-expanding; both in the physical and cyber space. At DePaul, we have the unique advantage of having an urban student body, and diverse faculty engagement, to establish a reputable lab for working on the IoT and tangent domains of user/device interactions.
This project will establish Next Generation Networking lab: DePaul’s NexGeN: the very first IoT lab at DePaul, targeting three distinct goals. First, establishing a hub for IoT-related research and collaboration within CDM and across faculties at DePaul. Second, setting up a space for high-school visits, including one-day “Tinker with IoT” workshops, planned at attracting talent to our diverse programs. Third, establishing an educational hub for faculty to engage with undergraduate and graduate students in IoT research, and join a lab that will build on our collective expertise in this area, along with our urban Chicagoland industrial ties.