IBES Interdisciplinary Seed Funding. Mobile and Broadband Technologies for Ameliorating Social Isolation in Older People (2010). F. Vetere, E. Ozanne, L. Kulik. $50,000.
ARC Discovery Project Grant. EPOS: Efficient Processing of Moving Object Streams in Data Management Systems (2008-2011). R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, R. Zhang, H. Samet, H.V. Jagadish. $590,000. EPOS is a new data management system that will enable monitoring of large numbers of moving objects that have a high number of location updates.
ARC LIEF Grant. BigNet: A Distributed Wireless Sensor Network Testbed (2008). M. Palaniswami, R. Kotagiri, R. Tucker, I. Atkinson, P. Pathirana, C. Leckie, P. Mendis, R. Buyya, M. Duckham, S. Halgamuge, G. Woods, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, S. Dey, B. Vo, K. Smith-Miles, M. Zukerman, $200,000. BigNet will be the first large scale deployment of sensors in Australia and will provide a platform for testing and validation of advanced algorithms and tools.
A. E. Rowden White Foundation Grant: Sensor Network Student Laboratory and Research Facility (2007). J. Ellershaw, M. Duckham, A. Kealy, S. Winter, R. Tucker, J. Papandriopoulos, A. Overmars, R. Kotagiri, R. Buyya, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, P. Mendis, H. Malano, D. Smith. $100,000. We will build one of the first large wireless sensor network laboratories with heterogeneous sensors (approximately 200 next-generation Intel motes and 100 NICTORs). The network will be deployed across departments supporting research and education.
ARC Linkage Research Grant (2006). CEWAY: Cognitively Ergonomic wayfinding directions for location-based services. S. Winter, M. Duckham, L. Kulik. $205,000. Today’s wayfinding systems are based on quantitative distance and direction information. This project focuses on qualitative models of wayfinding directions based on landmarks (e.g., “to the hospital”) and common spatial predicates (e.g., “near to”).
Major Equipment Fund. Mobile Computing & Sensor Laboratory (2006-2007). L. Kulik, E. Tanin, R. Kotagiri, M. Palaniswami. The University of Melbourne, $28,000. This project supports coursework students to gain hands-on experience on the latest computing technologies and research students to evaluate algorithms for sensor and mobile computing devices under realistic conditions.
Research Network Seed Grant. Taskforce on Wireless Sensor Networks Enriches Large-Scale Information Systems (2005-2006). J. Bailey, A. Harwood, R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, C. Leckie, U. Roehm, B. Scholz, S. Selvadurai, E. Tanin, A. Viglas, A. Zomaya. ARC Research Network on Enterprise Information Infrastructure, $50,000. This project enabled collaborations with leading researchers in wireless sensor networks and aims to bring Australia to the forefront in this area.
Early Career Researcher Grant (2005). Reliable Local Information Dissemination Strategies in Mobile Sensor Networks. The University of Melbourne, $30,600. The main goal was the development of algorithms that overcome the limitations of current information dissemination strategies in sensor networks for highly dynamic scenarios such as support systems for emergencies.