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
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 […]
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. […]
Protecting the ‘right to be forgotten’ in the age of blockchain
Raja Jurdak, Ali Dorri, Salil Kanhere There’s been a lot of hype about blockchain over the past year. Although best known as the technology that underpins Bitcoin, blockchain is starting to disrupt other industries, from supply chains to energy trading. One of the key selling points of blockchain is that once data is added to […]
Delivering the connected job site with BLEAT
The Distributed Sensing Systems Group has teamed up with early-stage construction startup Ynomia and construction company ProBuild to develop the Group’s BLEAT technology specifically for reimagining worksite work flows. Ynomia has just secured $150,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to grow the existing collaboration with CSIRO’s Data61. Read the full article at SmartCompany.
DSS Alumnus wins QLD Young Tall Poppy Science Award
Distributed Sensing Systems Group alumnus and ongoing collaborator, Dr. Rajib Rana, has just been awarded a QLD Young Tall Poppy Science Award. These awards recognise and celebrate people who demonstrate scientific excellence and a unique passion for science communication, as well as encourage young people to enter STEM careers. Read the detailed announcement here.