Prof Simon Dobson – University of St Andrews
Mission maybe possible: improving the programming model for wireless
Wireless sensor networks aren’t like other platforms. Programming them effectively requires that we re-think the many of the abstractions we’re used to: computationally neutral networks, functionality specified at the end-points, and a common set of abstractions. In this talk we try to tear-down the ways we think about sensor network programming, and to re-build them in a way that better reflects the challenges we face in
building complex scientific sensor systems.
Simon Dobson is Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. His research interests centre around the design, analysis and construction of highly adaptive, highly sensorised computing systems. Simon previously worked at the UK STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; at Trinity College Dublin and UCD Dublin in Ireland; and was also the founder and CEO of a research-led Dublin-based start-up company. He holds a BSc from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and DPhil from the University of York, both in computer science, is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer and Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.
School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, St Andrew Street, Aberdeen, Lecture Room C48, 14:15 – 15:15.