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.
DiNeMo: Disease Networks and Mobility
Overview The Disease Networks and Mobility (DiNeMo) Project explores how human infectious diseases found overseas might spread in Australia. The project looks at the patterns of how people move both internationally and domestically in order to forecast the risk of the spread of disease. Using dengue virus outbreaks in Queensland as a case study, this […]
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 […]
Blockchain for IoT Security and Privacy
With the growing scale and prevalence of Internet of Things sensors in our daily lives, trusting these sensors and systems to deliver reliable data while maintaining our security and privacy is a critical consideration. The IoT network architecture requires decentralised and lightweight approaches for delivering trust, while most conventional approaches are either centralised or computationally […]
How IoT is being used for Australian agriculture in 2019
Tech Republic has recently published an article covering our work in IoT for Agriculture, featuring interviews with Raja Jurdak and Brano Kusy. Read the full article here.
Towards pervasive monitoring of marine species
Brano Kusy’s recently gave a talk at the Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium in Cairns in July 2018. This international Symposium brought together restoration practitioners, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, NGOs and industry partners to share experiences, insights and ideas about what works, what doesn’t, and what more we need to know to help the Great […]
New tool a dynamo in tracking infectious diseases
Fever, tiredness, headaches, muscle pain and nausea. No, we’re not describing the feelings you had when it was time to go back to work after the summer holidays. These are some of the symptoms of the Dengue virus. Dengue is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Currently only the Aedes aegypti is […]