Interests of Sonia Heemstra
- Vehicular networks
- Beyond-5G communications
- Cognitive wireless
Research group: Cognitive Internet of Things
We work at the intersection between computational intelligenceand network science, to address network complexity, high-density telecommunications, and massive-scale sensingin the Internet of Things. Complex ICT systems such as Smart Cities will soon generate data on the Zettabytescale. Such data volumes at the network edge will be largely unstructured, uncorrelated, noisy and incomplete, posing Data Science problems that current methods cannot master. We have made breakthroughs in distributed data mining, miniaturized machine learning, and networks mining, with practical applications to Smart Cities, Environmental Monitoring, Smart Energy, Smart Health, and Cyber-Physical Systems.
We have extensive experience in collaborating with the Telecom industry, including projects on: cognitive IoTcommunications; energy efficiency; software defined networks; user localization; Quality of Experience management; and cognitive video streaming.