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 […]
Blockchain for IoT Security and Privacy
There has been increasing interest in adopting BlockChain (BC), that underpins the crypto-currency Bitcoin, in Internet of Things (IoT) for security and privacy. However, BCs are computationally expensive and involve high bandwidth overhead and delays, which are not suitable for most IoT devices. This project, which is a collaboration between Data61 and UNSW, is designing […]
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. […]
Two DSS papers from the Blockchain for IoT Security and Privacy project among top-cited
Two of our papers have been ranked as some of the top-cited papers by Google Scholar at their respective venues. The Google Scholar rankings, which consider the period of the last 5 years, rank our paper Blockchain for IoT security and privacy: The case study of a smart home. as the 3rd most cited paper at Percom […]
Powering Sensors on the Fly
Engineers Australia’s Create Magazine has recently published a profile article on DSS Group Leader Raja Jurdak’s, focusing on work related to long-term energy-neutral operation of embedded sensor nodes. Read the full article here.
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.