Professor Anura Jayasumana delivered a talk at the Faculty

Anura Jayasumana is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Colorado State University, USA. He delivered a talk on ‘Internet’ to ‘Internet of Things’ to ‘Internet of Everything’ on 21st December 2015 at the Faculty of Engineering. There were many participants including students, researchers, faculty staff, Engineers and Managers from Industry. It was organized by the Faculty of Engineering together with Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka Northern Provincial Chapter. The Faculty and IESL (NPC) sincerely thank Professor Anura Jayasumana for sharing his scientific experience and state of art in this era, in a very easily understandable manner.

Abstract of the presentation: Network based applications continue to pervade into all aspects of our lives and the environment. The cost and size trends of motes, RFIDs and nano-devices point to future massive-scale networks. Price and performance trends of   technologies related to computation, communication, storage and sensing continue to fuel this growth.  Internetworking itself results in increased utility and flexibility of applications and devices being networked, leading to even further expansion of their reach. Evolution of the internet landscape will be considered with focus on technologies aimed at   bridging the gap between physical and digital worlds. We will look at selected prototypes, emerging technologies and technology trends to provide a perspective of ‘Internet of Things’ to ‘Internet of Everything’. Challenges involved in self-organization of large-scale networks of tiny devices will be addressed along with a technique for achieving network awareness at individual nodes.

Anura Jayasumana is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, where he also holds a joint appointment in Computer Science.    He is the Associate Director of Information Sciences & Technology Center at Colorado State. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. His research interests span high-speed networking to wireless sensor networking, and anomaly detection to DDoS defense. He has served extensively as a consultant to industry ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.  He received the B.Sc. degree (First Class Hons) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Michigan State University. Prof. Jayasumana has supervised 20 Ph.D.  and 50+  M.S. students, holds two patents, and is the co-author of over 250 papers.