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This CSIT seminar is an ACM Distinguished Lecture on the future of ubiquitous sensing, with internationally renowned visiting ACM Distinguished Scientist Associate Professor Mustafa Youssef.
WLAN Device-free Passive (DfP) localisation is an emerging field in location determination enabling the localisation of entities that neither carry any devices nor participate actively in the localisation process using the already installed wireless infrastructure. The DfP concept utilises the fact that RF characteristics are functions of the surrounding environment. Changes in the received physical signals can be used to identify the presence of humans and objects, track them, as well as identify their characteristics. DfP systems are attractive for many practical applications including: intrusion detection and tracking, sensor-less sensing, low cost surveillance, home automation, and interactive visual display systems for museums and retail stores.
Based on its characteristics, DfP fits the vision of ubiquitous computing, where each device in the environment can be potentially used to sense the human behaviour. We will present different DfP systems used for intrusion detection, localisation, activity recognition, among others based on ubiquitous wireless technologies such as WiFi, FM signals, cellular, etc. Open research challenges and future directions will also be discussed.
This talk is partly sponsored by the ACM Distinguished Speakers program.
Associate Professor Moustafa Youssef
Moustafa Youssef is an Associate Professor at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) and Founder & Director of Egypt's Wireless Research Centre of Excellence, with wide-ranging research interests in mobile wireless networks, mobile computing, location determination technologies, pervasive computing, and network security. An ACM Distinguished Scientist and ACM Distinguished Speaker, he has been 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.
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