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Edge Computing in the IoT


Ferrante A.

Course director

Butera L.



IoT systems are composed of networked computing elements that are integrated into the physical world. The course concentrates IoT nodes and their interactions with other computational elements and with the physical world. In particular, the course introduces students to embedded hardware, embedded operating systems, embedded programming, sensors and actuators, specific network protocols, and computational models. In the discussion of computational models, the course will especially focus on machine learning algorithms.


The main objective of the course is to make the students familiar with the insights of IoT edge devices. In particular, students will learn the peculiarities of IoT nodes, how to program them effectively, and how to use sensors and actuators.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

The course will include frontal instruction, but also group work on course projects.

Examination information

Students will be evaluated based on:

  • A group course project to be carried out during the course (40%)
  • A group oral presentation on network protocols (20%)
  • A written exam (40%)