SPHERE - IoT, machine learning and data fusion in the wild
Speaker: Prof Ian J Craddock (University of Bristol)
Title: "SPHERE - IoT, machine learning and data fusion in the wild"
SPHERE is a £20M EPSRC-funded research programme running from 2013 to 2023. Its ambition was to design with clinicians and the public a comprehensive, home-based sensor system for the main health issues of the 21st Century. Prof Ian Craddock has been the Director of SPHERE since its inception – he will talk about the design requirements, work on user acceptance, SPHERE's bespoke sensor and networking solutions, the project's use of machine learning and the experience of actually deploying complex sensor systems for long periods in the homes of hundreds of people across the UK.
Professor Ian Craddock is seconded out of the Faculty of Engineering to the University of Bristol’s senior team as Institutional Lead for Digital Health, reporting to the PVC-R and VC on the development of a portfolio of multidisciplinary research and teaching activities. He has had research leadership roles in both academia (including the flagship £16M EPSRC SPHERE project 2013-2023 and the £6M EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Health) and industry (where he was separately employed as Director of Toshiba’s Bristol Research Laboratory 2011-2019). He was one of the applicants for Bristol’s recent successful RPIF award for its new campus. He has long-standing interests in engineering, electronics, computer science, healthcare and in ethics. He was co-lead of the University’s 2014 Engineering REF submission, leading the writing of the Environment section and also leading most of the preparation for Bristol Computer Science REF submission. He has chaired numerous national grant review panels, served on national research strategy boards and is a panel member for REF2021. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.
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