Julie McCann

Imperial College Principal Investigator

Julie is a Professor in Computer Systems, Department of Computing at Imperial College and leads both the Adaptive Embedded Systems Engineering Group and the Imperial part of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Cities. Her research centres on highly decentralised algorithms and self-organising scalable solutions, applied to operating and database systems and wireless sensing networks. She has published over 100 articles, was awarded the 2008 Emerald Publishing Literati Network Highly Commended Award, and received over £10M funding (mainly EPSRC/NERC/TSB national programmes). All her projects are interdisciplinary, (applied to the arts, health or engineering) collaborating with e.g. RCA; Interactive Institute Stockholm, as well as many industrial partnerships e.g. Intel, Thames and Severn-Trent Water, BT, Arup Engineering, and BBC. Julie was PI on one of the earliest UK funded sensor networking applications for green smart spaces sponsored by TSB in 2003 (UbiCare) and is currently working with NEC and Cisco on sustainability related projects.