Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2009
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

Elements of a wireless sensor network architecture

Andreas Terzis
Johns Hopkins University
About the talk:

In this talk I will use three data gathering applications, namely long-term habitat monitoring, vital sign monitoring of ambulatory patients inside hospitals, and large-scale monitoring of environmental conditions inside data centers, to illustrate some of the challenges that a network architecture for low-power wireless sensing must address. I will then present elements of such an emerging architecture through a low-power, receiver-based MAC protocol, a multi-channel reliable data dissemination protocol, and a token passing algorithm for contention-free data collection. I will present evaluation results from a combination of simulations, testbed experiments, and network deployments. Finally, the talk will outline mechanism for composing these components to a unified architecture and conclude with a list of remaining system challenges.


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About the speaker:

Andreas Terzis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, where he heads the Hopkins InterNetworking Research (HiNRG) Group. His research interests are in the broad area of wireless sensor networks, including protocol design, system support, and data management. Dr. Terzis is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award.

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Andreas Terzis