Prof. Julie McCann
Deputy Director of PETRAS; Co-I Logistics 4.0: Securing High Value Goods using Self-Protecting Edge Compute (LOG40)
Professor Julie McCann heads up the Adaptive Emergent Systems Engineering (AESE) group in the Department of Computing at Imperial College where she leads a highly multi-disciplinary group of Post Docs and PhD students. From this she leads the Resilient and Robust Infrastructure challenge part of the Data Centric Engineering theme in the Alan Turing Institute. She is PI for the NRF funded Singapore Smart Sensing project, and the Logistics 4.0 project with PETRAS and the Tate Modern. She is Imperial PI for the EPSRC Science of Sensing Systems Software (S4) programme grant. Until recently she was Co-director of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities and Co-PI of the NEC Smart Water Lab. She is currently Director of the cross-Imperial Smart Connected Futures Network.
Until recently she was Co-director of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities and Co-PI of the NEC Smart Water Lab and Director of the cross-Imperial Smart Connected Futures Network. She is actively involved in the field’s top conferences (Infocom, Sensys, IPSN, and EWSN) and is an Associated Editor for IoT-J.
McCann’s body of practical work unifies decentralised algorithms, protocols, cross-layer, dynamical solutions, with a particular focus on low-powered, low-resourced devices that can act as modern wireless sensor-based systems or future smart matter. She applies this to Space, Agri and Infrastructure Engineering challenges (encompassing the Internet of Things and Cyber-physical systems). Her interests lie in harnessing the various interactions between the cyber and physical to improve performance, resilience and to make secure.
Areas of Interest: Bio-inspired computing, smart farming, smart cities, industry 4.0, critical infrastructures.
Affiliations: Imperial College, Department of Computing.