Warren B. Nelms IoT Newsletter, December, 2020

The Warren B. Nelms Institute is strongly committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and access in engineering and education and there is no place for hatred and discrimination in our institute. For more information on our shared position with the University of Florida’s position and commitments, we refer you to the statements of UF President and our affiliated college deans:

    University of Florida President   Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Levin College of Law    College of Education    UF IFAS Dean (ASABE Letter)

The newsletter will highlight your ongoing activities and accomplishments, not only on the research front but also on education and outreach. We hope to keep you up-to-date on the broad research activities within the Institute, as well as provide opportunities for collaboration. We look forward to connecting with you.

Swarup Bhunia, Director, Semmoto Endowed Professor, ECE
My T. Thai, Associate Director, UF Research Foundation Professor, CISE​

UF Featured in Fox13News TV: Warren B. Nelms Institute Members develop high-tech wearables to tackle COVID-19

Members of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World are featured in Fox13News TV highlighting their recent work on developing smart internet-connected wearable devices to defeat the pandemic. These devices can help monitor, detect, and mitigate the spread of the disease.

Tabrizian and Bhunia Develop Clandestine Wireless ID Tags

In a new paper published in Nature’s Microsystems and Nanoengineering, a team led by Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian and Dr. Swarup Bhunia has demonstrated a novel product-labeling approach based on resonant nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). This technology substantially surpasses fundamental limitations of current labeling systems for product identification and authentication.

New NSF Award in Formal Methods in the Field: Distributed Platform Monitoring for In-situ Networks

Dr. Ray’s project focuses on addressing a crucial problem. The project will develop a flexible, powerful distributed platform for monitoring deployed networks, and analysis tools that use this data to certify safe and robust protocol operations in field. The project is funded by National Science Foundation.

Prof. Thai, Associate Director of the Institute, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Congratulations to My T. Thai, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering and Associate Director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, who has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Welcome, Dr. Angelina Bernier!

Dr. Bernier, who is a Pediatric Endocrinologist with research focus on the care and treatment of children with diabetes, obesity and comorbidities has recently joined the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. With a specific focus on health disparities, she translates clinical knowledge in caring for high-risk populations to basic and clinical research with projects that leverage smart and connected systems technology and tailored individualized care.

Welcome, Bo Pei

Bo Pei is a doctoral student in the Educational Technology program in College of Education at the University of Florida and a new student member of the Warren B. Nelms institute. Bo is working with Prof. Wanli Xing. His research interests focus on developing IoT technology, specifically, multimodal learning analytics, image processing, and data visualization for learning.


Graduate Student Keerthiraj wins awards in Coding and Hack-a-thon competitions

UF-ECE PhD candidate Keerthiraj Nagaraj was awarded an ‘Advanced Achievement’ digital badge for successful completion of all the exercises in the third “IBM Quantum Challenge”, a global competitive coding contest involving 2000 students, researchers, and industry professionals from all over the world. Keerthiraj is the PhD student of Nelms faculty member Janise McNair.