Andreas Savvides Is New Barton Weller Associate Professor
Andreas Savvides, the newly named Barton L. Weller Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, focuses his work on wireless embedded systems and wireless sensor networks.
His appointment is through June 20, 2013. Savvides, who also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Computer Science, is interested in the design and implementation of wireless sensor networks involving simulation, as well as in distributed algorithms for embedded systems, wireless communication protocols, mobile- and context-aware computing, intelligent camera sensor networks and sensing platform architectures. He has also been engaged in research on the interpretation of human behaviors using wireless sensors and on assistive technologies for elder monitoring and assisted living, among other areas.
Savvides joined the Yale faculty as an assistant professor in 2003. He is the founder of the University’s Embedded Networks and Applications Lab. A graduate of the University of California-San Diego, he earned his M.S. in computer systems engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of California-Los Angeles. While a graduate student, one of his research projects concerned the development and application of a lightweight, sensor-instrumented badge worn by the students and teachers in a “smart kindergarten” to capture the interactions between the children, teachers and classroom objects as a way to investigate students’ learning processes.
The Yale researcher has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his work, including a 2007 Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a second-place Design Award at the Design Automation Conference, and the Eugene M. Isenberg Award from the University of Massachusetts’ School of Management for his proposal on combining engineering and management curricula.
The author or co-author of a number of book chapters and many articles, Savvides has presented talks on networked embedded systems and sensor networks throughout the United States and in Europe. Among other professional service activities, he has served for the past three years as a member of the Technical Program Committee and as the U.S. publicity chair for the European Wireless Sensor Networks Conference.