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Connectivity from Space! The rise of the Internet-of-Things over Satellite

August 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST

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Imagine one day you could access the Internet from anywhere on Earth! Can we do that? 

Satellites are envisioned to provide the ultimate flexibility in complementing the next generation terrestrial networks. Whether it is the need for higher bandwidth, lower latency, or global connectivity, dense satellite networks are gradually becoming a viable engineering and business solution to addressing these demands. This seminar will skim through some of the key advances in this field and explore the challenges and research opportunities for connecting Internet-of-Things devices using satellite networks. It will also provide an overview of the recently completed largest open IoT network built in Victoria where RMIT provided the key expertise for creating this network along with 5 Victorian councils. Looking forward to talking to you in this seminar! 


Dr Akram Al-Hourani, Is a Senior Lecturer and Telecommunication Program Manager at the School of Engineering, RMIT University. Prior to joining academia, Dr Al-Hourani had extensively worked in the ICT industry, the total value of industry projects directed by Dr Al-Hourani exceeded $190M. Dr Al-Hourani has extensive industry/government engagement as a chief investigator in multiple research projects related to IoT, Smart Cities, Satellite / Wireless Communications. As a Lead Chief Investigator, he provided key expertise in delivering the largest open IoT network in Victoria in collaboration with 5 local governments “Northern Melbourne Smart Cities Network”, this project attracted two prestigious industry awards from the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) “Technology Awards for Excellence 2020”, and the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) “Smart Cities Award for 2020”. His current research domains include the applications of UAV communication systems, stochastic geometry, radars, and the Internet-of-Things over satellite.  

For more information, please see the link: https://www.akramalhourani.net/ 

Email: akram.hourani@rmit.edu.au

Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/277731