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Andrew Markham

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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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Jan 2015: Our paper on novel magneto-inductive localization of underground animals has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution!

Apr 2014: We received the best paper award at IPSN 2014 for the paper "Lightweight map matching for indoor localisation using conditional random fields"!

Feb 2014: We received the best poster award at EWSN 2014 for the poster "A Case for Magneto-Inductive Indoor Localization"!

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


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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A new Magneto−Inductive tracking technique to uncover subterranean activity: What do animals do underground?

Michael J. Noonan‚ Andrew Markham‚ Chris Newman‚ Niki Trigoni‚ Christina D. Buesching‚ Stephen A. Ellwood and David W. Macdonald

In Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2015.

Non−line−of−sight identification and mitigation using received signal strength

Zhuoling Xiao‚ Hongkai Wen‚ Andrew Markham‚ Niki Trigoni‚ Phil Blunsom and J. Frolik

In IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 2015.

Climate and the Individual: Inter−Annual Variation in the Autumnal Activity of the European Badger

S. Ellwood M. Noonan A. Markham C. Newman N. Trigoni C. Buesching and D. Macdonald

In PLOS ONE. 2014.





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