University of Michigan
Collaboration Area: EnvironSensing
I’m Matt Bartos, a Ph.D. student studying Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on using wireless sensor networks to enable “smart” water infrastructure. Some ongoing applications include real-time flood monitoring in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex, and optimized control of stormwater retention basins in the City of Ann Arbor.
The ESIP Winter meeting was a very positive experience for me, and I was impressed by the wide range of subjects that were covered during the talks. I found Amber Case’s talk on calm technologies to be particularly interesting, and I hope to use some of her principles when designing user interfaces for my own research.
I will be serving as the student fellow for the envirosensing cluster. During my time as student fellow, I hope to learn more about best practices for sensor data management, archiving and quality control. I also look forward to sharing some of my practical experience in designing, programming, and deploying wireless sensor nodes.