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Studying the Environment with Mobile Sensors
Author: Electrical and Computer Engineering, received an NSF grant
Posted: May 2, 2019

Johnathan Lipor, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, receives an NSF grant. The research will focus on the design, analysis, and deployment of algorithms for adaptively sampling the environment with mobile sensors. Phenomena such as harmful algal blooms and wildfires regularly impact the Portland area and Oregon as a whole. In the latter case, a key task is understanding the spatial extent of airborne particulate matter resulting from fires. This research seeks to design algorithms that adaptively track the spatial extent of environmental stressors while accounting for practical considerations, such as the time required to travel between sampling locations and the need to recharge sampling vehicles.