Towards Sustainable Widespread Sensing
Andreas Soleiman ( Uppsala University )
Andreas is a researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden. Over the past three years, he has been involved in research in designing sensor and communication systems that can operate without batteries on energy harvested from the ambient environment. One of the key projects that he worked on was developing the world’s first battery-free light-based hand gesture sensing and communication system (ACM VLCS 2017 and ACM MobiCom 2019). This system demonstrated the ability to sense changes in the light due to hand gestures and communicate them at a peak power of 20 microwatts, which represented orders of magnitude lower power consumption compared to the state-of-the-art light sensing systems. This project led him to the best paper award at ACM VLCS 2017 (co-located with ACM MobiCom 2017) and winner of the Student Research Competition at ACM Mobicom 2017 (in the graduate category). Moreover, Andreas received the best demonstration award for the design of a battery-free radio tomographic imaging system at ACM WiSec 2018. He has been selected for prestigious forums like The Cornell Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School 2018, and the Rising Stars Forum of ACM MobiSys 2019. Andreas has recently been admitted to the highly selective internship program at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany next year and will be working under the mentorship of Peter Druschel.