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WORLDCOMP'09 Tutorial: Prof. Anura P. Jayasumana

Last modified 2009-07-03 10:57

State of the Art in Sensor Networking
Prof. Anura P. Jayasumana
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Date: July 14, 2009
Time: 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Location: Ballroom 5


      Dense collections of smart sensors, actuators, and processors that self-configure to network and process form the basis of a rapidly emerging networking and processing paradigm, sensor networks. A wide array of applications have been deployed in recent years. This Tutorial will provide an overview of sensor networks, covering technologies and applications. We will look at practical and theoretical issues in designing, deploying, analyzing and evaluating sensor networks. Topics considered include hardware platforms, software support, and protocols for self-organization, power management, topology control, data routing, transport, clustering and data fusion. Examples will be used to expose the scalability and power constraints in these sensor networks. The topic will be of great interest to Worldcomp attendees; it deals with a novel technology that the computing community can use to create tomorrow’s smart systems. Engineers and scientists from various fields will be able to apply this emerging technology within their own fields to overcome limitations associated with present technologies.

      Topics to be covered are as follows:

      • Introduction – Emerging Networked Sensor/Actuator Infrastructure
      • High Bandwidth Sensor Networks (Ex. Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of Atmosphere)
      • Medium Bandwidth Sensor Networks Wireless Sensor Networks
          - Hardware platforms and Software: TinyOS, NesC, etc.;
          - Protocols and standards for wireless sensor networks (IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee Protocol stack).
          - Self organization ( topology control, labeling, routing, transport, reliability, clustering)
      • Applications of Sensor/Actuation Networks
          -An array of applications will be cited, including those related to environmental, military and medical fields, as appropriate within the above sections.


      Primary objective is to provide an overview of existing and emerging sensor/actuator networking technologies, protocols and standards. Participants from different fields will be able to identify the potential of sensor networking technology to revolutionize the way experimentation and monitoring is carried out in their respective fields. Entrepreneurs will be able to identify potential applications of sensor networking for novel applications.

    Intended Audience

      Scientists, engineers, researchers, managers and entrepreneurs..

    Biography of Instructor

      Anura Jayasumana is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. He also holds a joint appointment in Computer Science. He received the B.Sc. (Electronics & Telecommunications) from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He currently serves as the PI on ARO and NSF sponsored projects on sensor networking. He is a member of NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. He has been involved in the development of sensor networks for underground chemical plume tracking and vehicle tracking. He has served extensively as a consultant to industry, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He has supervised over 65 M.S. and Ph.D. theses, holds two patents, and is the co-author of a book and over 200 papers, Prof. Jayasumana is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award from the Mountain States Council of American Electronics Association. Prof. Jayasumana has presented numerous tutorials and keynote speeches on sensor network related topics at national and international conferences.

Academic Co-Sponsors

United States Military Academy, Network Science Center

Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and MIT, USA

Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne National Laboratory

Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Laboratory, Harvard University, USA

Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program, George Mason University, Virginia, USA

Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS) of University of Siegen, Germany

National Institute for Health Research, UK

Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
SECLAB An inter-university research group (University of Naples Federico II, the University of Naples Parthenope, and the Second University of Naples, Italy)
The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Intelligent Cyberspace Engineeing Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M; University (Com./Texas)

International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine

World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies

Corporate Sponsor

Other Co-Sponsors
European Commission
High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)

HoIP - Health without Boundaries

Hodges' Health

The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics

GridToday - enewsletter focused on Grid, SOA, Virtualization, Storage, Networking and Service-Oriented IT

HPCwire - The Leading Source for Global News and Information Covering the Ecosystem of High Productivity Computing

The UK Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
VMW Solutions Ltd.
Scientific Technologies Corporation

Bentham Science Publishers


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