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Internet of Things for the Sustainable Development Goals

Staff - Faculty of Informatics

Date: 4 May 2022 / 11:45 - 12:45

USI Lugano Campus EST, room D1.03

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Speaker: Prof. Anna Förster, Universität Bremen

Abstract:
There are many applications and technologies for the Internet of Things, but not so many directly support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In this talk, I will present you with an overview of some sample applications from my ongoing research, including livestock protection from wolves, underground monitoring, and mosquito vector counting. I will explain how these applications are implemented and how they contribute to the SDGs. Furthermore, we will discuss some open challenges and future research directions. 
 

Biography
Prof. Anna Förster obtained her MSc degree in computer science and aerospace engineering from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2004 and her PhD degree in self-organising sensor networks from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, in 2009. She also worked as a junior business consultant for McKinsey&Company, Berlin, between 2004 and 2005. From 2010 to 2014, she was a researcher and lecturer at SUPSI (the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland). Since 2015, she leads the Sustainable Communication Networks group at the University of Bremen.