Mahmoud Al-Qutayri

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Qutayri is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies – College of Engineering, and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Khalifa University, UAE. He received the B.Eng., MSc and PhD degrees from Concordia University, Canada, University of Manchester, U.K., and the University of Bath, U.K., all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1984, 1987, and 1992, respectively. Prior to joining Khalifa University, he was a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, UK. This was preceded by a Research Officer appointment at University of Bath, UK. He has published numerous technical papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. He coauthored a book as well as a number of book chapters. His main fields of research include embedded systems design, applications and security, design and test of mixed-signal integrated circuits, wireless sensor networks, and cognitive wireless networks. During his academic career, Dr. Al-Qutayri made many significant contributions to both undergraduate as well as graduate education. His professional service includes membership of the steering, organizing and technical program committees of many international conferences

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Smart homes are intelligent environments that interact dynamically and respond readily in an adaptive manner to the needs of the occupants and changes in the ambient conditions.  The realization of systems that support the smart homes concept requires integration of technologies from different fields.  Among the challenges that the designers face is to make all the components of the system interact in a seamless, reliable and secure manner. Another major challenge is to design the smart home in a way that takes into account the way humans live and interact.  This later aspect requires input from the humanities and social sciences fields.  The need for input from diverse fields of knowledge reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the research and development effort required to realize smart homes that are acceptable to the general public. The applications that can be supported by a smart home are very wide and their degree of sophistication depends on the underlying technology used.  Some of the application areas include monitoring and control of appliances, security, telemedicine, entertainment, location based services, care for children and the elderly… etc. This book consists of eleven chapters that cover various aspects of smart home systems.

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