The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World was established to lead research and education in all aspects of the intelligent connection of things, processes, people, and data that address major world challenges including health, energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Together with industry, university, and government partners, the Nelms Institute will develop broad, interdisciplinary Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies, applications, and policies to create more secure and connected communities. To fuel the next industrial revolution, the Institute will promote tech transfer, entrepreneurship, policy, education and outreach in IoT and its integral components of sensors, low-power embedded processing, communication, networking, cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning, security, privacy and trust.


Warren B. Nelms

Warren B. Nelms

The Nelms Institute for the Connected World is named in honor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) alumnus Warren B. Nelms. His son and daughter-in-law, David and Daryl Nelms, have honored him by generously investing $5M to help create the institute. Read More

Sachio Semmoto

Sachio Semmoto

Dr. Semmoto has a special relationship with the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World—he was instrumental in its creation and has continued to support it with a generous gift of $1.5 million, creating the Semmoto Professorship of IoT. The Semmoto Professor will also serve as the director of the Institute. Read More