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T4: Sensor Networks – Technologies, Protocols and Algorithms

Presenter: Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University


Dense collections of smart sensors, actuators, and processors that self-configure to network and process form the basis the new networking and processing paradigm, sensor networks. This tutorial will review the emerging sensor networking technologies, protocols and applications, and look at practical and theoretical issues in designing, deploying, analyzing and evaluating sensor networks. First half of the tutorial will provide an overview of field of sensor networks, covering hardware platforms, standards and software support. The second half of the tutorial will delve into algorithms for sensor networks, including those for self-organization, power management, topology control, data routing and transport, clustering, data fusion and security. Examples will be used to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art. Research and development challenges, e.g., in scalability, reliability and power constraints will be addressed.


Anura Jayasumana is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Computer Science at Colorado State University. He is currently serves the PI on ARO and NSF funded projects on sensor networking, and is involved in development of sensor networks for underground chemical plume tracking and for vehicle tracking. He is a member of NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. He has served extensively as a consultant to industry, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, supervised over 60 M.S. and Ph.D. theses, holds two patents, and is the co-author of a book and over 200 papers. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award from the Mountain States Council of American Electronics Association. Prof. Jayasumana has presented six formal tutorials on sensor network related topics at different conferences since 2005 (including Globecom 2006 and CCNC2008) attracting large (30-70) audiences. He has been the invited keynote speaker at several conferences, most recently at the International Information Technology Conference (IITC’2006), and has also been an invited banquet speaker. He has received excellent teaching evaluations on all his graduate and undergraduate courses in recent years, and has also taught on-line and short courses for industry. The awards he has received include the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award from the Mountain States Council of American Electronics Association.