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Deborah Estrin and the Center for Embedded Network Sensing

  • Published Apr 1, 2005 8:00 AM

Deborah Estrin Director, CENS Center for Embedded Network Sensing

An engineer monitors nature

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Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS)

Sensing the Future (UCLA Magazine)

Deborah Estrin's Faculty web page

There's a reason Popular Science magazine named Deborah Estrin to its "Brilliant 10," a list of young scientists doing extraordinary work. Estrin, a professor of computer science, is a leader in the emerging discipline of embedded networks.

Such a network might include thousands of microprocessors linked to tiny motion detectors, cameras, acoustic or chemical sensors gathering and reporting complex, real-time information about the natural world — or about man-made structures.

Estrin talks about what embedded networks can do today and where we go from here.