[PAST EVENT] Intelligent Surveillance and Reconnaissance based on 3D Wireless Sensor Networks

October 7, 2016
3pm - 4pm
McGlothlin-Street Hall
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

Talk Title: "Intelligent Surveillance and Reconnaissance based on 3D Wireless Sensor Networks: Challenges and Findings"

Abstract: There have been increasing interests in deploying wireless sensors in three-dimensional (3D) space for such applications as tactical reconnaissance to underwater monitoring. An individual sensor is highly resource-constrained, with extremely limited computing, storage, and communication capacities. To network a large number of such sensor nodes is nontrivial. Particularly, compared with its 2Dcounterpart, the scalability problem is greatly exacerbated in a 3D sensor network due to dramatically increased sensor quantity in order to cover a 3D space. This talk will introduce a collection of unique and challenging problems in 3D wireless sensor networks and present the recent findings in this emerging area.

Short bio: Hongyi Wu is the Batten Chair of Cybersecurity and the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Old Dominion University (ODU). He is also a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining ODU, he was an Alfred and Helen Lamson Endowed Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULLafayette). He received the B.S. degree in scientific instruments from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1996, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2000 and 2002, respectively. His research focuses on networked cyber-physical systems for security, safety, and emergency management applications, where the devices are often light-weight, with extremely limited computing power, storage space, communication bandwidth, and battery supply. He received NSF CAREER Award in 2004 and UL Lafayette Distinguished Professor Award in 2011.