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The Internet Of Things (IoT) market is predicted to grow at $520B in valuation by 2021, more than double the $235B spent in 2017, according to Forbes. The increasing popularity of these “smart” IoT consumer devices raises many interesting research questions. At CDAC Lab, we replicate your home broadband network inside an experimental laboratory to study security, privacy, and network performance. By hosting several IoT devices (powered by CableLabs), we provide a unique opportunity for you to experiment with new and existing datasets, apply data science and machine learning techniques to uncover new insights and valuable information, or build your new application or research project.

We leverage the compute power of Single Board Computers (SBC) to run applications built by students for various applications, including network traffic monitoring, internet performance, security and privacy research. With an isolated and dedicated internet connection, powered by Comcast, we connect all devices through a single WiFi connection.

Devices available include:

Bose SoundTouch 30
Google Home
Amazon Alexa
Jetson Nano Single Board Computer
Google Coral Single Board Computer
Raspberry Pi4 Single Board Computer
Intel Neural Compute USB Stick2
Google Coral USB Accelerator
Samsung Fridge
Samsung SmartThings (Hub and Sensors)
Phillips Hue (Hub and Sensors)

Read about our research on IoT devices and networks in NPR, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

For more information or to ask question about the CDAC IoT Lab, contact Guilherme Martins at gmartins@uchicago.edu or fill out the form below.

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