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Sensors Day 2018: A showcase of multidisciplinary sensor research

Sensors Day 2018 will showcase highlights of sensor research and applications from all areas of science and technology. This year, we have a diverse field of speakers covering communication, sustainability, healthcare, and artificial intelligence, from sensors for environmental monitoring to ethics of data usage.
When Oct 19, 2018
Where Fitzwilliam College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DG
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The full programme can be found here.


Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser
Amadeus Capital Partners

Intelligent machines

Alan Blackwell

Alan Blackwell
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Design of tangible and embodied interaction

Ian Williams

Iain Williams
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Sensors and the future of environmental monitoring

Jennifer Schooling

Jennifer Schooling
Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge

Transforming the future of infrastructure - the role of sensing and data

Dave Coomes

David Coomes
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Monitoring forests and crops from airborne and spaceborne sensors

Madeline Lancaster

Madeline Lancaster
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Neuronal connectivity and functional output in brain organoids


Luca Aiello1

Luca Aiello
Nokia Bell Labs

Sensing cities with digital data

Cecilia Mascolo

Cecilia Mascolo
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Mobile sensing for mobile health and well being: Challenges and applications 

Sensor team challenge presentation

The students will present the results from their team challenge project at the conference. This year the Sensor CDT MRes student cohort developed a low-cost air-pollution sensor sensor which could be built and used by the public.


Poster submission

This is an exciting opportunity to present your sensor research to leading figures in the field from academia and industry. A prize for the best poster will be awarded at Sensors Day.

Please use the abstract template and submit to .

The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is 5 October 2018.

For further information please contact the .


Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages are available.  Please contact the  for further information.

Sensors student showcase

In addition to Sensors Day we are running a Sensor CDT PhD showcase event on 18 October at Murray Edwards College. This is an exciting opportunity for PhD student participants to network and exchange ideas and research findings with their peers. We encourage PhD participants to sign up for the showcase event as well. Full details can be found here.

Image credits:
Sensor CDT, Cambridge Smart City, DEFRA, University of Cambridge, RSPB, Sensory Maps


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