About us

The Distributed Sensing Systems (DSS) Group is one of the leading large scale sensing groups in the world, based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. We are part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Program at CSIRO’s Data61 Business Unit.

Our work focuses on sustainable data acquisition from wireless sensors distributed over large spatial scales. It involves data captured from sensors through everyday devices, such as mobile or smartphone, 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.

Our 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.

With over 40 people spread across QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, and ACT; our team is comprised of Research Scientists, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Engineers, PhD & Masters Students, and Industrial Trainees.