Welcome to Yee Wei Law's home page, WSN Labs (Wireless Sensor Network Laboratories). This site supersedes my Google Site page.
This site is more than about sensor networks. This site is about the cost-effective and scalable acquisition of vast amount of information, and the intelligent application of this information. Large-scale sensing has applications in many industries, for instance, electric utilities have long been wanting to monitor the condition of their generation, transmission and distribution equipment; so we can say sensor networks gave birth to smart grids. Giving sensor nodes more intelligence and mobility, we get swarming robots. Connecting a sensor network with the Internet and through the Internet with other sensor networks, we get machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things, and out of this massive Internet of Things, we get a massive amount of data, i.e., Big Data. With pervasive intelligence, we can monitor and control physical processes more effectively and efficiently; in other words, the cyber world and the physical world are more tightly integrated than ever in the form of cyber-physical systems. All in all, in some sense, sensor networks is the ancestor of many buzzwords we keep hearing these days.
I am Yee Wei Law (first name: Yee Wei, 中文名:罗裔纬), currently a Senior Lecturer and Program Director for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering as well as Mechatronic Engineering at University of South Australia.
Before 2021, I coordinated and taught EEET 3046 Control Systems and EEET 4071 Advanced Control. Since 2020, I have been coordinating and teaching EEET 2044 Electromechanics, and since 2021 EEET 3016 Power Electronics as well. A common thread in my teaching is model-based design, supported by analytical problem solving and computational thinking. To train students in preparing professional documents, I have my classes use the online LaTeX editor Overleaf.
Previously, I was a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne. I received my PhD from the University of Twente for my work on the security of wireless sensor networks. At The University of Melbourne, I have taught the 2013 Master's course MCEN90032 "Sensor Systems" together with Dr Sutharshan Rajasegarar and Dr Sean Brennan (who was the main lecturer of the course). I have conducted research on sensor networks as part of the European projects EYES, SENSEI, Internet of Things Initiative, SmartSantander, SocIoTal, the Dutch project ALwEN, ARC Discovery Project DP1095452 "Trustworthy Sensor Networks", LIEF Project LE0883073 "BigNet", LIEF Project LE120100129 "Internet of Things Testbed for Creating a Smart City", the National Disaster Management Research Initiative and more. I was also part of the planning team for the City of Melbourne's noise monitoring project. Besides sensor networks, I have also been working on smart grid. My citations can be found on my Google Scholar profile. After passing the CISSP examination, I was an Associate of (ISC)2 between 2011 and 2014. My membership included UBICITEC, the ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia, and Smart Grid Australia's Research Working Group.
To prospective PhD applicants
At University of South Australia, I work closely with Prof Javaan Chahl, Prof Kutluyil Dogancay, Prof Jiuyong Li, and Dr Hung-Yao Hsu. I am also working closely with Prof Tat-Jun Chin of The University of Adelaide. Outside Australia, I am collaborating with Prof Jeng-Shyang Pan of Shandong University of Science and Technology, and Dr Yu Zhang of Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. Students interested in postgraduate research in the Internet of Things and autonomous systems are welcome to contact me (see contacts in navigation bar). Note though outstanding academic grades are necessary for securing scholarships.