The Distributed Sensing Systems Group is one of the leading large scale sensing groups in the world. It focuses on sustainable data acquisition from wireless sensors distributed over large spatial scales. It involves data captured from sensors through every day devices, such as mobile or smart phone, and purpose-built devices for data collection from the natural or built environments, called wireless sensor networks. More objects are now connected to the Internet than people, heralding the age of the Internet of Things. The group’s research is creating technologies that will radically improve the cost and quality of data gathering on a large scale to enhance the understanding of our natural and built environments and provide the ability to protect and manage Australia’s resources. Technologies developed by the DSS Group have been deployed at continental scale in Australia, and across 6 continents on a broad range of environmental, agricultural, and industrial applications.
Coral Reef Monitoring & Response
This research test bed, within the Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform, aims to develop novel monitoring and response technologies for coral reefs, based on our expertise in advanced materials, sensors, and autonomous robotics. We want to achieve our goals through close collaboration with internal and external partners working in the marine environment, to facilitate […]
Camazotz: smart tech keeping track of bats
Our sustainable and versatile tracking system Camazotz is being used to monitor flying foxes across Australia, helping ecologists understand and predict the spread of disease. |The challenge Improving tracking technology Flying foxes are a major player in the biodiversity stakes. Their ecological role serves to pollinate and disperse seeds of trees including our iconic Eucalyptus. […]
Sense-T: intelligent sensor network
Sense-T is creating the world’s first economy-wide intelligent sensor network that integrates different data sources to build a digital view of Tasmania. |The challenge To create social, economic and environmental benefits from Tasmania’s sensor networks Tasmania’s existing sensor networks are owned by a range of government departments, energy and water utilities and businesses, and they […]
Open Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data and Network Science
The Distributed Sensing Systems Group is hiring a new postdoctoral research fellow in Data and Network Science. The postdoc will work in our growing DiNeMo project exploring data fusion of mobility data streams for disease spread prediction. Interested candidates should submit their application documents through the CSIRO jobs site.
KEH Sensing – Australian Innovation at its Finest
Cebit has recently published a blog article covering the Kinetic Energy Harvesting (KEH) Sensing work led by Sara Khalifa in the Distributed Sensing Systems Group. It refers to this work as “an example of Australian innovation at its finest,” and interviews Dr. Khalifa to discuss her work and her journey through winning iAwards and APICTA […]
Hot on the tracks of feral animals in the Top End
It’s easier to find a feral buffalo than a mobile signal in Arnhem Land, but that hasn’t deterred a team of researchers and Indigenous rangers from connecting a bunch of the region’s feral animals to the internet. Buffaloes, along with feral pigs, are having a devastating impact on wetlands and important cultural sites in the […]