A new Internet of Things institute at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will focus on data science, embedded systems, cybersecurity, and more.

The Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) will consolidate a number of ongoing initiatives, including two Department of Education-funded initiatives to develop smart sensors for energy-efficient buildings and new algorithms for managing solar energy systems, along with initiatives in advanced manufacturing and efforts to build stronger cybersecurity education and research programs in Northeast Ohio.

Led by the Case School of Engineering, ISSACS will help the university leverage its strengths in sensors and electronics, networks and communications, systems and control, and data science and analytics, university representatives said.

Intwine Connect, a recent CWRU “spin-in” venture from a startup, leases lab space at Case Western Reserve to develop hardware, software, data analytics and other services enabling internet-connected smart devices needed for more efficient and productive businesses and buildings, including homes. Intwine Connect will help CWRU launch ISSACS.

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