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Jim Carucci and James Lamberti

SERVANT: Secure Extensible Residential Virtualized Automation NeTwork

Departments: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor: Parv Venkitasubramaniam

Abstract:
Over the course of the next decade, the home automation industry is projected to grow considerably. As this trend continues, several features become exceedingly important namely security, ability to integrate a variety of device into one network, and affordability. We propose a flexible home automation solution that offers these features with relatively low overhead. To demonstrate the capabilities of the SERVANT, we constructed an interactive application enabling the user to control power strips, an irrigation system, and a home security system, all of which we also constructed. In addition to enabling the user to manually control various aspects of the home, SERVANT can also intelligently control and manage devices on the network.

About Jim Carucci:
Jim is a senior Electrical Engineering student graduating in May. He has a wide spectrum of academic interests that includes engineering, philosophy, entrepreneurship, and foreign languages. For three years, he competed on the Lehigh Varsity Wrestling team. The crucible that is the sport of wrestling instilled in Jim qualities and leadership skills that he applies to the realm of engineering and other aspects of life. Next year, Jim will be working full time for Lutron Electronics as a Project Electrical Engineer.

About James Lamberti:
James Lamberti is a senior in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics. His interests include computer security, secure architectures and hardware design. He is the president of Computer Security Club, and a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu, the IEEE- Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. James has interned for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies, working both in production and research and development. He consults for startup companies and has even founded one of his own. Next year, James will be pursuing his Master of Science in Computer Engineering at Lehigh University.