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WA Branch Meeting - Assoc/Prof Rachel Cardell-Oliver

  • 14 Apr 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (WAST)
  • Perth

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Announcing a meeting of the Statistical Society of Australia, W.A. Branch.

6:00 ᴘᴍ on Tuesday 14th April 2020

Zoom Online Meeting

Sensor Networks and Distributed Intelligence

Assoc/Prof Rachel Cardell-Oliver

Head of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Western Australia


Distributed sensor networks comprise many small, independent, untethered computers that collaborate to acquire knowledge about their environment. Distributed sensor networks play a critical role in today's society where networked sensors, mobile phones, tablets, drones and micro-controllers are ubiquitous.

Sensor networks are deployed in smart homes, health, agriculture, transport and logistics. This talk will review key research in the field of distributed sensor networks and its application to smart dust and smart cities.


Rachel Cardell-Oliver studies distributed sensor networks, designing systems that integrate data measurement using environmental sensors; data collection with wireless communication systems; and data analysis using data mining techniques. Working with multi-disciplinary teams, she has researched environmental challenges such as understanding public transport use, reducing household water consumption, measuring water use by native Australian plants, and the performance of rammed earth for sustainable buildings in outback Australia. Rachel was introduced to distributed systems during her Honours and Masters degrees in Computer Science at UWA, leading to a PhD on formal methods for distributed systems at the University of Cambridge. She has worked at the University of Essex in the UK and the University of Western Australia, where she is now Head of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

This seminar will be presented online using Zoom (we recommend you download the Zoom App before the meeting start time). Once the seminar begins, participates will be asked to mute themselves. The meeting will be interactive, and viewers will be able to ask questions. Please RSVP to this event for Zoom connection details by Monday 13th April. Details will be released on the day. Note that in the event of a large audience, we may limit attendees from outside Western Australia. 

For further information please contact the Branch Secretary, Rick Tankard, Murdoch University.
He can be reached by email at or by phone at (08) 9360 2820.

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