Sensor-less Energy-free Sensing: The Future of Ubiquitous Context-Awareness for the IoT


With the booming of the Internet of Things and their expected wide deployment, leveraging them to enable smart environments presents both a challenge and opportunity. Specifically, many IoT devices are expected to be limited in capability and run with minimal power sources/limited batteries. To extend their lifetime, and autonomy, and reduce the cost of deployment, we introduce the concepts of sensorless and energy-free sensing, where we sense the environment without using any external sensors while consuming minimal or no energy. The talk will present these exciting concepts and practical applications that leverage them to enable intelligent environments.

Brief Biography

Moustafa Youssef is a professor at the American University in Cairo and the 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 quantum computing. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE TMC and ACM TSAS, served as the Lead Guest Editor of the IEEE Computer Special Issue on Transformative Technologies, and an Area Editor of ACM MC2R as well as on the organizing and technical committees of numerous prestigious conferences. He is the recipient of the 2003 University of Maryland Invention of the Year award, the 2010 TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for Young Scientists, the 2013 and 2014 COMESA Innovation Award, the 2013 ACM SIGSpatial GIS Conference Best Paper Award, the 2017 Egyptian State Award, multiple Google Research Awards, among many others. He is also an IEEE and ACM Fellow.

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