Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, School of Information Technology
Deakin University, Australia
I am Professor (Level E, Full) in Computer Science at the School of Information Technology in Deakin University. I was Reader and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology in La Trobe University. I led the Pervasive Computing Lab at La Trobe, and have authored ‘Context-Aware Pervasive Systems: Architectures for a New Breed of Applications’ published by Auerbach (CRC Press), Dec 2006, and more recently authored ‘Crowd-Powered Mobile Computing and Smart Things’ published by Springer.
My research has mainly been in pervasive (ubiquitous) computing and mobile computing, Internet of Things (IoT), focusing on issues concerning systems and information, with current emphases on complex cooperation among Things (including smart vehicles viewed as smart things), crowd-powered mobile computing, mobile Big Data, mobile Big Systems, the social impact of mobile technology innovation, Mobile/Physical Web/Cloud development, and how they might interact. Some of my work can be categorised under mobile cyber-physical systems.
Recent problems/challenges I have been looking into as the Internet of Things move to the complex Internet of Cooperative Autonomous Things (or Artificially Intelligent Things), include:
- intelligent decentralised and opportunistic cooperation for (self-driving) autonomous vehicles over v2v communication: their benefits and issues
- drone-services: one or more autonomous drones cooperating to provide services to people
- trusted complex networks of autonomous IoT devices (including issues of privacy, security, and risks for things on the ground and in the Air, i.e., drones/UAVs)
- context-aware matching algorithms for open social environments with dynamic and real-time constraints
- cooperative multi-node mobile sensor data analytics for human activity recognition and activity recognition services for humans and machines
My research has been supported by organizations such as the Australian Research Council and the AutoCRC, and spans a range of topics:
- mobile cloud and services computing
- mobile crowd computing, crowdsensing, crowdsourcing, with applications in Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
- distributed algorithms and complex systems in the mobile environment
- context-aware mobile applications in mobile health, pervasive advertising, and ITS
- activity recognition via mobile sensing
- mobile interaction with users, spaces, and information; mobile experience engineering
- software engineering for mobile applications; programming models and abstractions; performance engineering; resource/energy-aware software
- mobile augmented reality and physical annotations; cross-reality environments and visualizations
- smart (mobile) things, and the Internet/Web-of-Things
- AI reasoning about Big social/stream Data arising in pervasive computing environments and its applications
I have (co-)authored more than 270 research publications including over 50 journal papers, 10 book chapters, and over 180 conference/workshop papers, with numerous work on context-aware computing, and mobile and pervasive computing. I have been on the program committee of numerous conferences/workshops in the area, including Pervasive’08 and Percom’10 (and 2011). My research has been published in journals such as IEEE Pervasive, Knowledge Engineering Review, Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on SMC, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, The Computer Journal (OUP), Future Generation Computer Systems, MONET, Journal of Systems and Software, Expert Systems and Applications, Journal of Network and Computer Applications and Theory and Practice of Logic Programming. I have also published in leading conferences in the pervasive, middleware, and services computing areas including Percom (CORE ranking: A), International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC) (CORE ranking: A), Mobiquitous (CORE ranking A), International Conference on Web Services (CORE ranking A), HICSS (CORE ranking: A), and Middleware (CORE ranking: A).
I completed my PhD in 1998 at the University of Melbourne, and the BSc (Hons) in 1994 at the Australian National University winning a University Medal in Computer Science. I was an Honorary Associate of the Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Monash University for several years (2006-2011).
Prof. Seng Wai Loke is Professor of Computer Science at the School of Information Technology in Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Before joining Deakin University, he was a Reader and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology in La Trobe University and led the Pervasive Computing Lab at La Trobe. He has authored “Context-Aware Pervasive Systems: Architectures for a New Breed of Applications” published by Auerbach (CRC Press), Dec 2006, and has over 270 research publications. His research interests include mobile cloud computing, crowd-cloud computing, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with applications in Intelligent Transport Systems, Smart Cities, and health. He is also interested in issues at the intersection of social participatory systems, algorithms and information. His research has been supported by organizations such as the Australian Research Council, the AutoCRC, and the Australian Army. He currently collaborates with Data61 on IoT cloud-based social context as a service.
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