Internet of Things Specialization


Internet of Things Specialization

Build Your Own Internet of Things. Learn the creation of the Internet of Things products and services in six courses.

About this Specialization


This Specialization covers the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and experiences you can employ in designing novel systems. The Specialization has theory and lab sections. In the lab sections, you will learn hands-on IoT concepts such as sensing, actuation, and communication. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with Qualcomm, you’ll apply the skills you learned on a project of your choice using the DragonBoard 410c platform.




Harinath Garudadri
Associate Research Scientist

University of California San Diego



Hari Garudadri recently moved from industry to academia to work on technologies that will (a) reduce the cost of healthcare delivery and (b) increase the reach of caregivers’ expertise to beyond hospital walls. Hari’s background is signal processing and he has practiced in diverse fields such as speech recognition, speech, audio and video compression, multimedia delivery in 3G/4G networks, low-power sensing and telemetry of physiological data, reliable body area networks (BAN), noise cancellation, and artifacts mitigation, among other areas. His contributions have been incorporated into cell phones and commercial networks. Hari has 40 granted patents (8 in BAN, 8 in audio, 6 in video, 4 in speech, 3 in biomedical signal processing, and 11 in voice recognition), and over 14 pending patents in biomedical signal processing and related areas. Prior to joining UCSD, Hari was at Qualcomm for 16 years in various roles, including multi-lingual speech recognition (English, Japanese, and Korean), speech and audio coding, and error resilient low power communications.


Ganz Chockalingam

Principal Engineer



Dr. Ganz Chockalingam is a Principal Engineer at the Qualcomm Institute, UC, San Diego. He obtained his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1995. He then joined the Scientific Research Laboratory of the Ford Motor Company. At Ford, he worked on in-vehicle software architecture for next generation infotainment systems. In 1998 he co-founded Coolsync Inc., a single sign-on password synchronization service for the web. In 2000, he joined Wingcast, a Qualcomm-Ford joint venture. At Wingcast, he worked on the research and development of next generation wireless telematics applications for the Wingcast Service Delivery Network. He joined Calit2-UCSD in 2002 as a Principal Development Engineer. At Calit2, he has been leading the research and development mobile applications for various smartphone platforms. The applications range from various domains such as health monitoring, telematics and various medical applications. Dr. Chockalingam has numerous publications in IEEE journals and has served as a reviewer for the IEEE transactions on Automatic Control.


How Internet of Things – IoT & Cyber-Physical Systems Will Shape The 4th Industrial Revolution

IoT short for Internet of things & Cyber physical systems are going to shape the the future of technology and the 4th industrial revolution or industry 4.0

The quote from the “Economist” in 2017 “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” holds true today more than ever before.

Internet of Things is one of the pillars of the 4th industrial revolution. With the increase in adoption of different technologies such as Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT, the world of digital transformation is about to take another leap in the next few years.

The technological advancements around the world are directly proportional to the growth of global automation which is driven by the Internet of Things and Cyber-physical Systems.

These systems will provide the foundation of our critical infrastructure, form the basis of emerging and future smart services, and improve our quality of life in many areas.

While the Internet of Things takes care of the connections between objects and machines to the internet, Cyber-physical systems are machines in which a mechanism is controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms.

Other phrases that you might hear when discussing the Internet of Things and Cyber-physical systems are Smart Anything: Manufacturing, agriculture, Cities, Buildings, Homes, pills, etc