Topic - Building Your Dream Smart Home 
Internet of Things and Security 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to disrupt the way we live and work. In particular, smart homes that are filled with connected devices are loaded with endless possibilities to make our lives easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. 

Imagine that you are taking a train home on a hot summer day. But rather than turn the air conditioner on when you get home and wait for your house to cool, your smartphone reports your current location back to a home automation gateway. The gateway detects that you have left school for home, and senses that 
the ambient temperature in your house is on the high side. Immediately, the gateway tells the thermostat to lower the temperature and turn on the air conditioner. The next moment you know, you have stepped into the cool comfort of your house with your favorite music playing in the background! 

In this workshop, you will learn how to work with single-board microcontrollers in conjunction with various connected devices such as sensors, smartphones, smartwatches, Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, and other interesting hardware to build your dream smart home. You will get to hands on with designing and developing IoT solutions that rival commercial products such as Xiaomi Smart Home, Google Home and Nest. You will also have a chance to work in small teams to conceptualize a novel IoT idea, and then realize 
your idea by developing a working prototype consisting of various connected devices.


Basic to intermedia software engineering, computer hardware and computer networking knowledge. Some experience with electronics and circuit prototyping using breadboard would also be advantageous.
Professor TAN Wee Kek  
Department of Information Systems and Analytics,  School of Computing, NUS 

Prof Tan holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems (1st Class Honours), both from NUS. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious NUS Teaching Academy. 

Prof Tan has a decade of experience in teaching students how to analyse, architect, design and develop large-scale enterprise software systems. He has also taught other courses on e-commerce, business intelligence and data analytics.

He has won both the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and University-level Annual Teaching Excellence Award for four consecutive years (2009-2012) cumulating in him being placed on the honour roll of both awards.

Most recently, he was conferred the Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian) by the President of Singapore on the occasion of the National Day Award 2017.

His research interests primarily focus on consumer-based information technology and the design science paradigm. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Decision Support Systems (DSS). 

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