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Dr Andrew Markham
University Lecturer
Governing Body Fellow, Kellogg College
+44 1865 (6) 10729

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


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Feb 2013: Our paper on indoor localization will be presented at IPSN 2014, along with two entries to the indoor localization competition!

Feb 2013: Join us for the EWSN conference to be held in Oxford this year - I am the local chair. We will be presenting three demos/posters.

Jan 2013: Our paper looking at the effect of climatic variations on animal behaviour (with data captured by our ultra-low power wireless sensors) has been published in PloS One!

Sep 2013: I am looking for some very strong DPhil candidates in the broad areas of embedded systems, localization and distributed computing. If you have an excellent track record, please send me your cv and a short research proposal. I currently do not have any funding, but there are a number of studentships available with a November deadline, so please get in touch soon!

Jun 2012: Article on our low frequency 3D Location technology in


I am a University Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Software Engineering, looking at sensing and communication in extreme and challenging application. Previously I was an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on the UnderTracker project. I am investigating how to localize people, animals and objects in environments where technologies like GPS fail, such as underground or indoors. Key to this is the use of magneto-inductive tracking and communication. This has been applied to monitoring animals in their underground habitats, allowing for the first time detailed reconstruction of animal trajectories in their underground burrows. 

I also worked on the WildSensing project, which used wireless sensor nodes to monitor badger behaviour. My work is typically cross-disciplinary, and one interesting avenue of research was automatically evolving code for distributed computing. This used a computational analog of a biological process, termed a discrete Gene Regulatory Network (dGRN). I obtained my PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2008 researching the design and implementation of a wildlife tracking system, using heterogeneous wireless sensor networks.


PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2008):

"On a wildlife tracking and telemetry system: a wireless network approach"

BSc in Electrical Engineering, First Class Honours, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2004)

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Demo: Lightweight continuous indoor tracking system

Zhuoling Xiao‚ Hongkai Wen‚ Andrew Markham and Niki Trigoni

In 11th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN'14). Oxford‚ UK. 2014.

Lightweight map matching for indoor localization using conditional random fields (BEST PAPER)

Zhuoling Xiao‚ Hongkai Wen‚ Andrew Markham and Niki Trigoni

In The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN'14). Berlin‚ Germany. 2014.

Poster: WiFi sensors meet visual tracking for an accurate positioning system

Savvas Papaioannou‚ Hongkai Wen‚ Zhuoling Xiao‚ Andrew Markham and Niki Trigoni

In 11th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN'14). Oxford‚ UK. 2014.





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