2016 Curriculum Vitae Stefan Poslad (Short)


(Dr.) Stefan Poslad (PhD) is currently a Senior lecturer (roughly equivalent to US-style Associate Professor) in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and a member of the Networks Research Lab/Group and the Centre for Intelligent Sensing (CIS). I have a PhD in medical informatics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (1986); M.Sc. Medical Physics (1982) and a B.Sc. Physics from University of Southampton (1981). I am a member of the IEEE. Previously, I was a lecturer at QMUL (2000-2012); a Nortel Networks funded Research Fellow, Imperial College (1997-2000); a Senior Lecturer/lecturer, Dept. Computing, University of Westminster (1991-1997); a Marquette Electronics funded Research Fellow, Royal Post Graduate Medical School, University of London ( 1988-1991) and a research fellow at University of Muenster, Germany (1987).


My primary research focus is Ubiquitous Computing or Pervasive Computing (related terms also include Internet of Things, Ambient Intelligence, smart-devices including mobile devices and smart-environments). This describes how current technology models based upon distributed computing, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, context-awareness (including personalised multimedia content, location and mobility awareness) and autonomous systems can be applied to, and can evolve to, promote a future vision of computing where computing is more strongly aware of physical world and human use contexts. The secondary research focus is on Smarter and richer interaction between services, devices and people (including Web services, Semantic Web and MultiAgent System interaction); on the management of distributed systems (including, scalability, security, safety or resilience, trust and privacy issues).

Funding and Projects

I have been a Principal Investigator (PI) on 15 EU and UK EPSRC collaborative industry projects since 2000, covering context awareness, intelligent systems, trust, mobile services, environment informatics and personalisation. This has brought over 1.5 Million pounds of research funding to QMUL on projects worth over 16.5 million pounds.  . I was technical coordinator of the EU Project (CRUMPET) that developed a micro agent platform version of FIPA-OS and produced two new FIPA agent standards. I was PI on the EU FP5 Project AgentCities.RTD that was short-listed for the prestigious EU Descartes prize in 2004. I was PI and WP leader and chief architect for the EDEN-IW environment information system and project.


I have 30 journal publications (25 in computer science, 4 in medical physics and 1 in physics), 9 Springer Verlag articles, plus over 60 refereed conference papers (including 3 keynote ones). I have given invited talks at Microsoft, IBM, France Telecom and the University of Cambridge. I have written, as sole author, a major cross-disciplinary book in the field of ubiquitous computing in 2009. It has so far been adopted as a course text by over 70 universities worldwide across 6 continents and has been cited over 435 times as a research article.


Best Paper Awards:

Research Project Awards

2013 TRIDEC FP7 IP Project on communication and decision support during environment crises was the winner of IRM’s Global Risk Award 2013 for the category Managing risk across boundaries, I was the PI, and core Architecture WP leader.

2012 SUNSET FP7 STREP Project on Social network based incentivised smart mobility, was the top ranked project in the call. I was of the core writers for the whole proposal and I am the requirements and scenarios WP leader. This was invited (only project from the DG ICT for Transport to participate) to the EU parliament 2012 exhibition called "Made in Europe – ICT building blocks tackling societal challenges" (email gouvras@ec.europa.eu).

2004, EU FP5 Project AgentCities.RTD that was short-listed for the prestigious EU Descartes prize, where I was the PI.

Other awards

2013-14 Joint Program with BUPT university prize Excellent Project Supervisor Award


Editorial Boards:

              2014-present: Sensors is the top journal on sensors in computer science with an IF= 2.5

              2013-present International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

              2013-present International Journal for Advancements in AI

Visiting Professor:

              2013-to date IETLab, Beijing University of Post Telecoms (BUPT), Beijing, China

              2014-2017 Wuxi Taihu University, Wuxi, China

Publication reviewer (2013-15)

IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (2016); Percom (1 of the 2 top conferences in pervasive Computing) Doctoral Track (2016);  MoMM, Int. Conf. on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (2015); International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (2015, 2013); Mobility Conference (2015); Neurocomputing J (2014); International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (2014); International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communication (2014); ACM ToIT, Transactions on Internet Technology (2014); MDPI Sensors (multiple times 2014 to-date); Engineering Applications in Artificial Intelligence (2014); ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (2013); ECIS, European Conference on Information Systems (2013)

Indications of External Recognition

16 Ph.D. Examined:  Imperial College (April 2002, December 2002); Royal Holloway (2003); University Automata Barcelona (2002), University of Helsinki (2002), University College Dublin (2003, 2010), Oxford Brookes (2004), University of Westminster (2004), UCL (2006), Queen Mary (2010); Royal Holloway (2011), Birkbeck (2011), Cardiff (2012), La Trobe University, Australia (2013), King’s College London (2015).

2016-2019: External examiner for the MSc BIS, Business and Information Systems, a joint project with the School of Management at Royal Holloway (contact yura@cs.rhul.ac.uk).

Judging panel for the finalists of the International Talent Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge (iTEC 2014) organised by the China-Britain Science and Culture Association (CBSCA), see http://www.cbbc.org/whatson/events/award-presentation-closing-ceremony-2014-internati/.

Recent Conferences / Workshops organised

·         2016: 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE'16, Program Chair.

·         2016: Editor and organiser for Informatics Journal Special issue on Ubiquitous Computing

·         2013: International Workshop on Adaptive Security & Privacy management for the Internet of Things (ASPI) at the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Organiser Program Chair.

Before 2012, I organised 6 others.

I was Project co-ordinator / QMUL Principal Investigator (PI) for EU FP5 project: CRUMPET (Creation of User-friendly Mobile services PErsonalised for Tourism

I was the PI and work-package leader on the following 6 projects: EU FP7 project: SUNSET 2012: WP1 (Requirements and Scenarios); EU FP7 project: TRIDEC: WP3 (System Architecture); EU FP7 project:  My eDirector 2012: WP5 (Personalisation); EU FP5 project. EDEN-IW: WP1 (architecture); EU FP5 Project CRUMPET: WP1 (management); EPSRC Industrial Case Studentship, Context-aware Worker, with BT, EPC137831.

Engagement with society/impact

EU Project Reviewer