Zoomposium 7: 3 September 2020

Published: 3 September 2020

Dr LITO MICHALA: 'The Internet of Things attacking The Cloud' SARAH CURRIER: 'The Centre for Sustainable Solutions' Dr ANDREW FEENEY: ' Establishing adaptive ultrasonics'

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Dr Lito Michala, School of Computing Science
'The Internet of Things attacking The Cloud' 

Lito is a computing scientist who has an interest in monitoring the world. The internet of things (IoT) is the way to do that but the Cloud is going to soon struggle to support all of the data IoT generates. The solution is making the IoT smarter, able to make informed decisions and support the users’ decision making process. My particular focus is in agri-tech, and maritime applications where connectivity is a significant challenge and precision decision making is the differentiating factor between success and failure. I am looking for collaborations in either of these sectors especially if they have an interest in GCRF.


Sarah Currier, The Centre for Sustainable Solutions 

The Centre for Sustainable Solutions is a UofG-wide initiative that launched in April 2020. We aim to enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership. We support interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change. The Centre is led by CoSE’s own Prof Jaime Toney, and Sarah Currier is its Coordinator. Current activities include developing a toolkit for including sustainability metrics in grant applications; an audit of sustainability-related work across UofG; and planning a series of Green Recovery events for later in 2020. See: www.gla.ac.uk/sustainablesolutions for more.


Dr Andrew Feeney, James Watt School of Engineering
'Establishing adaptive ultrasonics' 

Ultrasonic sensors and actuators, particularly those operating in the 20-100 kHz range, are widespread across medicine and industry, in diverse applications including surgery, sonar, flow measurement, and food processing. These devices are generally designed for efficient operation in one vibration mode, restricting application performance. My research focuses on innovating new multifunctional and transformational devices – ‘adaptive ultrasonics’. One route I am exploring is tuning device performance with shape memory materials. There is potential for a new generation of intelligent and adaptable devices able to remotely repair. I am especially interested in collaborating with experts in different fields to realise new applications.

First published: 3 September 2020