Keynote / Invited Lecture 1

Title: Magic of Wireless Sensor Networks

Speaker:  Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal, Ohio Board of Regents Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Distributed and Mobile Computing, EECS Department, University of Cincinnati.

Abstract:

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been primarily introduced for defense application, with an objective of monitoring enemy’s activities without any human intervention, using a large number of wireless sensor nodes (SNs) and a Base Station (BS) or a sink to collect information from all SNs. In recent years, advances in miniaturization, low-power circuit design, improved low cost, and small-size batteries have made it possible for monitoring physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, velocity, acceleration, stress and strain, fatigue, tilt, light intensity, sound, humidity, gas-sensors, biological, pollution, impurity level detection, nuclear radiation, civil structural sensors, blood pressure, sugar level, white cell count, and many others. The magic of WSNs is also expanded to Wireless Body Area Sensor Network (WBASN) as applied to human health. We introduce an interesting application of WBASN in the field of Sports Medicine by monitoring postural balance and stability of athletes in real time and providing valuable feedback to the coaches so as to minimize athletes’ injury and maximize their playing potential. We also consider a fascinating application of continuous, non-invasive wireless home monitoring of patients with movement disorders and Parkinson's disease. We discuss an effective home based monitoring system that could monitor patients in their homes. Final comments are added to provide glimpse of what WSNs can do in numerous areas.

Speaker Profile:

Dharma P. Agrawal is the Ohio Board of Regents Distinguished Professor and the founding director for the Center for Distributed and Mobile Computing in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems. He has been a faculty member at the ECE Dept., Carnegie Mellon University (on sabbatical leave), N.C. State University, Raleigh and the Wayne State University. His current research interests include applications of sensor networks in monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients and neurosis, applications of sensor networks in monitoring fitness of athletes’ personnel wellness, applications of sensor networks in monitoring firefighters physical condition in action, efficient secured communication in Sensor networks, secured group communication in Vehicular Networks, use of Femto cells in LTE technology and interference issues, heterogeneous wireless networks, and resource allocation and security in mesh networks for 4G technology. His recent contribution in the form of a co-authored introductory text book on Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Computing has been widely accepted throughout the world and fourth edition is in press. The book has been has been reprinted both in China and India and translated in to Korean and Chinese languages. His co-authored book on Ad hoc and Sensor Networks, 2nd edition, has been published in spring of 2011. A co-edited book entitled, Encyclopedia on Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, has been published by the World Scientific and co-authored books entitled Wireless Sensor Networks: Deployment Alternatives and Analytical Modeling, andInnovative Approaches to Spectrum Selection, Sensing, On-Demand Medium Access in Heterogeneous Multihop Networks, andSharing in Cognitive Radio Networks have being published by Lambert Academic. He is a founding Editorial Board Member, International Journal on Distributed Sensor Networks, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), International Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks andthe Journal of Information Assurance and Security (JIAS).He has served as an editor of the IEEE Computer magazine, and the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and the International Journal of High Speed Computing. He has been the Program Chair and General Chair for numerous international conferences and meetings. He has received numerous certificates from the IEEE Computer Society. He was awarded a Third Millennium Medal, by the IEEE for his outstanding contributions. He has delivered keynote speech at 34 different international conferences. He has published over 655 papers, given 52 different tutorials and extensive training courses in various conferences in USA, and numerous institutions in Taiwan, Korea, Jordan, UAE, Malaysia, and India in the areas of Ad hoc and Sensor Networks and Mesh Networks, including security issues. He has graduated 70PhDs and 58 MS students. He has been named as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM, the AAAS and the World Innovation Foundation, and a recent recipient of2008 IEEE CS Harry Goode Award. Recently, in June 2011, he was selected as the best Mentor for Doctoral Students at the University of Cincinnati. Recently, he has been inducted as a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventers. He has also been elected aFellow of the IACSIT(International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology), 2013.

 

Location

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal,
Mangalore – 575 025, India

 

Contact

ICECCS 2014 Conference Secretariat,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal,
Mangalore – 575 025, India
Email:  iceccs.conference@gmail.com