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The Internet of Bodies: My Gateway to the Digital World


Time and Place: Tuesday, August 16th 2022. 1. Kat Toplantı Salonu


Abstract: The Internet of Bodies (IoBs) is an imminent extension to the vast Internet of Things domain, where wearable, ingestible, injectable, and implantable smart objects form a network in, on, and around the human body. IoB devices can collect physiological and behavioral information from the human body and utilize such context-rich data in a myriad of applications to substantially enhance the quality of life from all aspects. In this talk, I will provide a holistic insight into the potential, advances, challenges, and prospects of the IoB concept. To this end, in the first part of the talk, we present fundamental issues related to IoB, covering a wide variety of topics such as: taxonomy of IoB devices and applications; system-level and network-level design goals and constraints; candidate communication technologies and standards; peculiarities of channel characteristics in-on-and-around-the human body; and safety considerations. The second part will focus on the body channel access schemes, where the human body is used as an efficient and secure wireless channel. We will explain how regular and cooperative body channel communications can facilitate energy and throughput efficient networking, required by IoB applications.    



Short Bio: Abdulkadir Çelik received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2013, the M.S. degree in computer engineering in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in co-majors of electrical engineering and computer engineering in 2016 from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA. He was a post-doctoral fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) from 2016 to 2020. Since 2020, he has been a research scientist at the Communications and Computing Systems Lab (CCSL) at KAUST. Dr. Çelik is a senior member of IEEE and his research interests are in the areas of wireless communication systems and networks.