2nd UBI Summer School 2011: Instructors
Adrian Friday is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University and an active researcher with over 15 years experience in developing systems to support Mobile and Ubiquitous computing. A key focus of his work is deployment with end-users, including creating a test-bed of 30 situated public displays on campus (eCampus), which has led to over £465K and €1.4m of new grants, produced two patents (US and UK) and 2 invention disclosures. Adrian is a co-investigator in PD-NET an EU FET project whose goal is to establish Europe as the international centre for work on pervasive display networks: through the design, development and evaluation of a robust, scalable, distributed and open platform for interconnecting displays and their sensors; and exploring tensions between privacy and personalisation, situated displays and user interaction, business and legislative requirements. Adrian is widely published and cited in the international research community: with over 95 peer-reviewed articles; his 5 highest cited publications attract over 1,500 citations (Google Scholar). Adrian has been recognised in leading roles in the community, including TPC chair of the most highly respected Ubicomp conferences, Ubicomp 2006 and Pervasive 2009.
Zach Shelby is co-founder of Sensinode Ltd. where he leads research, standardization and IPR activities for the company. Earlier he has also served as Managing Director and CTO for Sensinode. Before starting Sensinode, he led wireless networking research at the Centre for Wireless Communications and at the Technical Research Center of Finland. He is an active contributor in the IETF, with activities in the 6LoWPAN, ROLL and CoRE working groups, ETSI standardization on M2M, and in several top EU research programs. Research activities include 6LoWPAN networking architectures for enterprise applications, low-power protocols and embedded web services. Zach is known is a pioneer in the use of IP technology in low-power networks with NanoIP, 6LoWPAN, early BT Ultra-Low Power (ULP) and low-rate Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology development. Zach is co-author of the book "6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet". His results include a large portfolio of courses, publications, public talks, broad research cooperation, and key patents. The mission is clear - making the Wireless Embedded Internet a reality.
Leopoldina Fortunati is Professor of Sociology of Communication at the Faculty of Education of the University of Udine. She has conducted several research in the field of gender studies, cultural processes and communication and information technologies. She is the author of many books and is the editor with J. Katz and R. Riccini of Mediating the Human Body. Technology, Communication and Fashion (2003), with P. Law and S. Yang of New Technologies in Global Societies (2006) and with Jane Vincent of Electronic Emotion. The Mediation of Emotion via Information and Communication Technologies (2009). She is very active at European level especially in COST networks and is the Italian representative in the COST Domain Committee (ISCH, Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health). She is associate editor of the journal The Information Society and serves as referee for many outstanding journals. She is the co-chair with Richard Ling of the International Association "The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication" (SSSMC) which intends to facilitate the international advancement of cross-disciplinary mobile communication studies. Her works have been published in eleven languages: Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish.