IISc Smart Campus

This project proposes to develop an open, integrated and extensible IoT technology stack for Smart Management of campus utilities. The IoT stack brings together hybrid sensing, diverse networking, Big Data analytics and science-driven utility management, and will be validated through affordable and intelligent water resource management for a sustainable campus environment.

The project will research, reuse, develop and integrate the four critical layers essential to an IoT technology stack: (1) hybrid physical and crowd-sourced sensing; (2) reliable and adaptive networking; (3) Big Data management and analytics in realtime on clouds; and (4) online science-driven decision making for optimal resource usage. To this end, the project will investigate innovative techniques on combining affordable physical sensors with crowd-sourced open data gathering; data collection over diverse networking technologies to respond to ongoing sensing needs; stream and event processing engines to enable Big Data analytics over distributed data on clouds for forecasting and visualization; and (in the context of water management) hydrological modelling for active decision making on pumping/ storage, and leakage/ contamination detection/ correction.

The IoT technology stack will be used for Smart Management of campus utilities. In particular, it will be deployed for sustainable water management within the Indian Institute of Science campus, which serves as a living laboratory for controlled yet realistic validation. The outcome will lead to lower energy use through optimal pump operations, improve water quality through online prediction and detection, and reduce the water usage through knowledge sharing and citizen-science within a campus eco-system.

This project leverages many of the research outcomes from the DREAM:Lab, including fast data platforms and edge+Cloud resources. Outcomes from this project are also informing the design of the Smart City Testbed at RBCCPS.

The lead investigator of this project is Yogesh Simmhan (CDS), along with Dr. Malati Hegde (ECE), Prof. Bharadwaj Amrutur (ECE), Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE) and Prof. M. S. Mohan Kumar (Civil). This project is supported by grants from MeitY and RBCCPS. For more information please visit the project’s website.