School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Smart Environment Monitor and Cloud Streaming Ecosystem

Internships Summer 2017/18

Proposed Project Title:

  • Smart Environment Monitor and Cloud Streaming Ecosystem

Principal Supervisor(s):
  • Dr. Georgios Karakonstantis

Project Description:

In the past few years, Internet-of-Things (IoT) have flooded the market with studies predicting that by 2020 more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Such connected devices allow the development of smart applications that can sense, monitor and even control the environments in which we live and work.

The primary aim of this project is to exploit a variety of available sensors for developing a smart internet connected monitor. The sensing devices can include temperature, humidity, light, motion, energy/power and any other available and compatible sensor, which are going to be connected to a smart embedded system.

The main embedded system will be responsible for receiving the sensor inputs and sending them to a cloud service through internet where all data will be monitored and analysed. The developed ecosystem will be placed within a room of the CSB building and can be used as demonstrator, while potentially helping to improve our working and learning environment.

The completion of the project will require various state-of-the-art sensors and an embedded system all of which will be provided by the supervisor prior to the start date of the project. 


The successful student that will undertake the project will:

  • gain valuable experience on a state-of-the-art IoT ecosystem 
  • gain technical experience on software and hardware co-design as well as industry-relevant working environments and operating systems (i.e. Linux)
  • learn how to setup a cloud streaming ecosystem
  • record and analyse data on the cloud
  • get familiar with working within a research team

It is expected that under the guidance of the supervisors and the use of the available resources the initial phase of building the first prototype will complete within 3 weeks. The next two phases which include the enhancement of the ecosystem and the streaming and analysis of the recorded data will complete within 5 and 8 weeks, respectively.

Note that the opportunities of the project are endless and is expected that students will potentially come up with their own creative ideas which can be pursued even after the end of the project.

Academic Requirements:

The scheme is open to all EEECS Undergraduates (apart from students on the BIT degree pathway and students who are due to graduate this summer)

General Information:

Each internship will last between 6-8 weeks and will pay a weekly stipend of £200.
Accommodation and travel costs are not provided under this scheme. 

Start date: May/June 2017 -  based on student preference
Duration:  6-8 Weeks
Location:  CSB
Further information available at:

Contact details:

Supervisor Name: Dr. Georgios Karakonstantis

Queens University of Belfast
School of EEECS,
Computer Science Building,
18 Malone Road,

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 6550

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