Anna Foerster

I am currently a Professor at the University of Bremen in Germany and leading the Sustainable Communication Networks group. I have received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Lugano in Switzerland in 2009 and my Master degree in Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2004. After my MSc graduation I have spent an year as a junior consultant at the Business Technology Office of McKinsey & Company, before dedicating myself completely to research. Before joining the University of Bremen in early 2015, I have spent several years as researcher at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. My research goal is to enable a sustainable future for computer networking. I am interested both in the usage of computer networking techniques for enabling sustainability and vice versa: enabling more sustainable and flexible computer networks. I am mainly concentrating on wireless networks, cyber physical systems and networks, internet of things, opportunistic networks and computing, massively distributed clouds, participatory sensing, wireless underground sensor networks, smart grids, etc. Furthermore, I am exploring the usage and further development and adaption of machine learning techniques in these areas.

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Wireless sensor networks are deployed in a rapidly increasing number of arenas, with uses ranging from healthcare monitoring to industrial and environmental safety, as well as new ubiquitous computing devices that are becoming ever more pervasive in our interconnected society. This book presents a range of exciting developments in software communication technologies including some novel applications, such as in high altitude systems, ground heat exchangers and body sensor networks. Authors from leading institutions on four continents present their latest findings in the spirit of exchanging information and stimulating discussion in the WSN community worldwide.

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