College of Arts and Sciences

First Textbook on Internet of Things

Haider Raad, associate professor of physics, is writing the first textbook in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearable Technology. Raad realized a need for this textbook, which will be published by Wiley and IEEE, while planning for his own course.

“When people want to teach IoT and Wearable technology, they search for dozens of references – there isn’t one book to hold everything.”

IoT refers to any item that can be embedded with technology. For example, smart light bulbs which are made with built-in wifi capability allow users to control the bulb from anywhere in the world through the internet on their phone or computer. Under the umbrella of IoT exists wearable technology. Wearable technology refers to technology that can be worn by the consumer, such as a Fitbit.

With publication date set for July 2020, students will be learning from Raad’s textbook as early as Fall 2020. It will include homework, case studies, and interview questions to aid the undergraduate and graduate students who will likely be studying his work.

Raad explains his excitement to share the knowledge of IoT and Wearable Technology with others: “if it’s utilized in a proper way, the world will be a better and safer place.”