I received my Bsc in Computer Science from the University College London. Now I am a Phd candidate working on Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks in the Networks and Operating Systems group. So far I have been involved in the networking of such systems. I spent a considerable amount of time with SCAR - Sensor Context-aware Adaptive Routing protocol for mobile wireless sensor networks.
I am also interested in the operating systems running on resource constrained devices - especially Contiki and Cooja. Recently I started working on protocols needed to disseminate code-updates to the nodes of mobile WSNs. I am also working on energy efficient protocols to aid the management of such a network.
My main application scenario is Wildlife monitoring, where the sensors (attached to animals) need to be small in size - therefore limited in memory, energy and cpu speed - and work for a long time without human intervention in remote areas. In order to design energy-efficient protocols, I am studying animal mobility to see if their movements can be used to enhance delivery.
I am working on the Tmote Sky and Meshnetics mote platforms. As I am very interested in real-world deployments, I gained some first-hand experiences working with custom-built embedded devices (such as hardware desing, driver programming).
I spent the autumn of 2010 working with Dr. Pan Hui at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories on wireless sensors in smart homes.
My CV can be downloaded from here.
- Evolution and Sustainability of a Wildlife Monitoring Sensor Network: the WildSensing System. Vladimir Dyo, Stephen A. Ellwood, David W. Macdonald, Andrew Markham, Cecilia Mascolo, Bence Pasztor, Salvatore Scellato, Niki Trigoni, Ricklef Wohlers and Kharsim Yousef. Accepted for publication in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.
- Evolution and Sustainability of a Wildlife Monitoring Sensor Network
Vladimir Dyo, Stephen A. Ellwood, David W. Macdonald, Andrew Markham, Cecilia Mascolo, Bence Pásztor, Salvatore Scellato, Niki Trigoni, Ricklef Wohlers, Kharsim Yousef. In proceedings of 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2010), Zurich, Switzerland, 2010.
- Selective Reprogramming of Mobile Sensor Networks through Social Community Detection
Bence Pásztor, Luca Mottola, Cecilia Mascolo, Gian Pietro Picco, Stephen Ellwood and David Macdonald. In Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN2010). Coimbra, Portugal. February 2010. Springer.
- Poster Abstract: Wildlife and Environmental Monitoring using RFID and WSN Technology
Vladimir Dyo, Stephen A. Ellwood, David W. Macdonald, Andrew Markham, Cecilia Mascolo, Bence Pásztor, Niki Trigoni, Ricklef Wohlers, In Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2009), Berkeley, California, USA, November, 2009.
- Poster Abstract: Selective Code Dissemination in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks
Bence Pásztor, Luca Mottola, Cecilia Mascolo, Gian Pietro Picco, Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware '08 Conference Companion. Leuven, Belgium, December 2008.
- Opportunistic Mobile Sensor Data Collection with SCAR
Bence Pásztor, Mirco Musolesi and Cecilia Mascolo, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2007). Pisa, Italy, October 2007.
- Implementation of SCAR using Contiki
Bence Pásztor, Cecilia Mascolo and Mirco Musolesi, presented as a demo at the Contiki Workshop 2007, March 26-27, 2007, Kista, Sweden
- Demo Abstract: Data Collection in Delay Tolerant Mobile Sensor Networks using SCAR
Cecilia Mascolo, Mirco Musolesi and Bence Pásztor, In Proceedings of 4th ACM Int. Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys06). Boulder, CO, USA. November 2006. ACM Press
- Dynamic Reprogramming of Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks, won the best presentation award at Next Generation Networking Workshop (aka Coseners), July, 2009
- Selective Reprogramming in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks as presented at Middleware 08 (see abstract above)
- First year report about information dissemination on mobile wireless sensor networks, reprogramming and future plans, August, 2008
- Code reprogramming and dissemination in Mobile WSN, presented at the Microsoft summer school, 2008 July
- SCAR: Context-aware Adaptive Routing, presented as part of a demo at Sensys, 2006 November (see demo abstract above)
I usually try to spend all my free time with my family and friends - they really keep me going! Additionally, I love doing sports such as swimming, skiing, cycling, hiking, and I also love travelling! I was fortunate enough to have lived in some of the most amazing places in our solar system, such as Budapest, London, Cambridge and Berlin. I have also spent some amazing time in Tihany (probably the most beautiful place on Earth;)), Oxford, Poland and Saudi. Strangely enough, I also enjoy playing with sensors;)
You might find some pictures here.
I am on the internet on facebook, academia.edu, linkedin and iwiw.
My Erdős Number is 5 (as far as I know): Bence -> Cecilia Mascolo -> Anthony Finkelstein -> Dov Gabbay -> Sharon Shelah -> Erdős Pál