National Institute of Informatics, Room 1904 access
Context-awareness through Sensor-less Sensing for Wireless Environments
The proliferation of RF networks coupled with the diverse and growing set of mobile devices, opened the doors for a new class of context awareness through contact-free ambient sensing. Since our initial challenges paper in 2007, the field of device-free passive sensing has witnessed an exponential growth; covering areas such as intrusion detection, mobile healthcare, whole-home gesture recognition, traffic estimation, border protection, among others. In this talk, we give a holistic overview of the area of contact-free ambient sensing based on RF technology, highlighting how it evolved over a decade from binary-detection in controlled environments to commercial systems for border protection and smart homes. We also give insights about the current trends and possible future research challenges.
Short bio of the speaker:
Moustafa Youssef is an Associate Professor at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) and Founder & Director of the Wireless Research Center of Excellence, Egypt. His research interests include mobile wireless networks, mobile computing, location determination technologies, pervasive computing, and network security. He is an associate editor for the ACM TSAS, a previous area editor of the ACM MC2R and served on the organizing and technical committees of numerous prestigious conferences. Prof. Youssef is the recipient of the 2003 University of Maryland Invention of the Year award, the 2010 TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for Young Scientists, the 2012 Egyptian State Award, the 2013 and 2014 COMESA Innovation Awards, the 2013 ACM SIGSpatial GIS Conference Best Paper Award, among many others. He is also an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an ACM Distinguished Speaker.