IEEE workshop on IoT: Sensor Technologies, Applications and Entrepreneurship

17-18 October, 2017 | Liverpool, UK

Organising Committee

Core Team

Dr Princy Johnson

Dr Princy Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University. She received her PhD from King’s College London. Her research interests include energy-efficient protocols for wireless sensor and mobile networks, and biased random algorithms for resilience in healthcare and transport related applications. As a registered PRINCE2 ® practitioner and an avid collaborator she has put together a cohesive collaborative team from across Europe and coordinated the consortium through research activities and various UK and EU funding application processes. She is an executive committee member of Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) since September 2011. She is the Lead co-chair of the upcoming workshop on PERSONALIZED MOBILE APPLICATIONS FOR SMART CITIES AND SMART CITIZENS (PMA 2017) at the 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’17), Oct 2017.

Chitra Balakrishna

Chitra Balakrishna, Ph.D. MBCS, FHEA is a Senior Lecturer and Programme leader for cyber security at Edge Hill University. She is an academic, author, futuristic technology and open source enthusiast. She has over 17 years of experience spanning across academia and industry in the areas of Data Networking, Mobile Communications, Technologies and Applications. In the past, she has held academic positions at the University of South Wales, where she set up an open source next-generation networking (NGN) lab in collaboration with industrial partners such as Orange and France Telecom. She has several academic publications and a book by John Wiley Publications to her credit. Additionally, she has been a co-investigator is European projects and ERDF funded projects in the areas addressing mobile and wireless sensor technologies. Currently she is leading a HEA funded project on cyber-security at Edge Hill University. She has founded and chaired successful IEEE sponsored workshop on Smart cities since 2009. Her current research interests are in converged networks and services, smart cities, eHealth and related cyber security.

Gopi Garge

Gopi Garge is the Founder-Director of SmartLancs Ltd, UK, a consulting start-up that focuses on technology and solutions for Smart Cities, eHealth and related areas such as interconnectivity, interoperability and security. Prior to this, he headed the Network Services activities at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India. He has consulted for several industries, while at IISc. His interests include IoT systems and safety-criticality, Data validity and sanitisation (Big Data), and Edge Computing. He currently serves as a member of the IEEE P1931.1 group. He is a Fellow of the IPv6 Forum.

Soumya Kanti Datta

Soumya is a Co-Founder of Future Tech Lab, a digital transformation provider. His R&D focuses on innovation, standardization and development of next-generation technologies in Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Cyber Security. He has published more than 60 research papers and articles in top ACM and IEEE Conferences, Magazines and Journals. Soumya is a member of IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society and leads its activities on IoT. He is also actively involved in oneM2M, W3C Web of Things Working Group and contributing to their standard development activities.

Sensor City Team & LCR4.0 Enterprise

Dr. John Marsland


Joanne Phoenix

Business Development Manager, Sensor City

Dr. Martin Sharp

Department Head and LCR4 Enterprise Manager

David Copley

LCR4.0 Business Development


Anthony Walker

LCR4.0, project manager

Lesley Lambert -

LCR 4.0 Commercialisation Officer

Abigail Lewis

Marketing Manager, LCR4.0

LCR4.0 Activate

Prof. Paulo Lisboa

HoD, Applied Maths