School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Evaluating trustworthiness of an Internet of Things agent

Project Title:

Evaluating trustworthiness of an Internet of Things agent


Dr Gour Karmakar (main)

Contact person and email address:

Person: Dr Gour Karmakar


A brief description of the project:

The thrust for automation using the Internet of Things (IoT) across the world requires assessing the trustworthiness of an interactive IoT agent on the fly using the footprint left as big data in both physical and virtual spaces.  Existing approaches lack in adopting an effective principle for measuring the trust, which can exploit the social interactions, relationships and the available information.

In this project, an innovative approach for the trustworthiness measure of an IoT agent based on ethical model(s) and/or other well accepted and intuitive ways for measuring the trust using big data will be developed.  The outcome of this project will increase the speed of automation and promote reliable and cost-effective solutions for many industrial and government sectors related to security, data forensic, transportation, water, financial and health.