EP270U HT21 Internet of Things (10057)

EP270U HT21 Internet of Things (10057)


Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are the essential infrastructure of the Internet of Things (IoT). WSNs are next step of the revolution that Internet has brought to the world of computing, entertainment, work, and human interaction. WSNs are networks of devices equipped with data collection, computing and wireless transmission capabilities. They are used for a huge variety of applications such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, industry 4.0 or smart grids. The focus of the course is on distributed algorithms for WSNs. The course starts with an introduction on applications and then presents  the essential design methods for networking  in IoT.


Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic knowledge of wireless networking in IoT

After completing the course the student should

  • Know the essential communication methods to cope with IoT
  • Analyze the performance of IoT communication protocols
  • Apply the design methods to practical use cases 
  • Be able to develop a research project on IoT

Course main content

The focus of the course is on wireless networking protocols for IoT. The course starts with an introduction on applications and then presents  the essential design methods for networking.


  • Introduction
  • The wireless channel 
  • MAC
  • Routing
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Summary


Linear Algebra, Mono-variable Calculus,  Probability Theory or equivalent including documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B

Recommended prerequisites

The course is self contained.


The following books are only for reference. The course's book will be available at STEX and also distributed in pdf

  • G. J. Pottie and W.J. Kaiser, “Principles of Embedded Networked Systems Design” Cambridge, 2005
  • W. Dargie and C. Poellabauer, “Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks”, Wiley, 2010


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.0, grade scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 2.0, grade scale: P, F

The problems of the exam will contain theoretical parts.

Requirements for final grade

1 points based on homework and 2 points on project

Offered by

EES/Network and Systems Engineering


Carlo Fischione


Carlo Fischione <carlofi@kth.se>

Add-on studies

EP2200 Queuing Theory and Teletraffic Systems

EP2590 Wireless Networks


Course syllabus valid from: Fall 20
Examination information valid from: Fall 20

Course summary:

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