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.