12 students

Smart Identification

Asynchronous Online Course


  • Length: 3 weeks

Course Description

Smart identification is a family of technologies that identify, verify, record, communicate and store information on a database accurately. The process is fully automated using smart software that effectively eliminates the need for human intervention. The most common technologies used to identify and capture data are barcodes, voice recognition, biometric and radio frequency identification devices.

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Automatic identification systems
  • Radio frequency identification
  • Proximity identification systems
  • Technology choice selection
  • System communication architecture

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define identification system and the main components
  • Describe the wireless technologies, components and the selection criteria for a solution
  • Describe the performance considerations
  • Describe the system architecture


Basic knowledge of wireless communication


  1. RFID Handbook: Applications, Technology, Security, and Privacy, edited by Syed Ahson Mohammad Ilyas
  2. https://rfid.atlasrfidstore.com/
  3. IBM WebSphere RFID Handbook: A Solution Guide


Daryoush Mortazavi, PhD, PEng, is the founder and CEO of 'Synnovate Institute of Research & Education (SIRE)'


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