Wireless sensor networks; Wireless ad hoc communication and networking; Distributed algorithms for tracking, localization, and in-network on-the-fly querying
Dr. Demirbas works in the area of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), a successful realization of the ubiquitous/pervasive computing paradigm. A significant application of WSNs is in the area of environmental and structural monitoring and the related problems of classifying, localizing, and tracking of events of interest. Dr. Demirbasís research focuses on developing distributed, robust, and resilient tracking, in-network querying, and communication services for WSNs. Dr. Demirbas received an NSF CAREER Award in 2008 for his work on wireless sensor/actor networks.