Professor Dorothy Monekosso
About Professor Dorothy Monekosso
Dorothy began her career in space technology R&D at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, developing on-board computers and control systems for spacecraft. She became interested in Artificial Intelligence during her PhD (2000) research at the Surrey Space Centre, applying machine learning methods and techniques to autonomous spacecraft. On the basis of this work, she was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering Foresight Award and spent a year at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena California.
Dorothy has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and conferences and co-author of a monograph. She is guest-editor of book collections published by Springer-Verlag in the field of ambient intelligence and Intelligent Paradigms in Security. She is currently Associate Editor of NEUROCOMPUTING, Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions of Human Machine Interactions, and IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Systems and has served on the organising committee and programme of several international conferences including recently VCIP 2013, IE 2014-15, ACPR 2015.
Two main issues as with all technology, are usability and acceptance. Technology is, more often than not, conceived without or with limited end-user input. Monitoring technologies introduce additional concerns that of privacy; after all who wants to be watched 24/7 even if it is for one's own benefit?
Areas of Expertise
Professor Monekosso's research interests are Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Intelligent Environments (smart homes), and Assistive Robotics. Specifically she conducts research in sensor data analytics for human activity recognition, behaviour analysis and automated sensor failure detection. She is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and conferences and co-author of a monograph. She is also guest-editor of book collections published by Springer-Verlag in the field of ambient intelligence and Intelligent Paradigms in security. She is currently Associate Editor of Neurocomputing, Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions of Human Machine Interactions, and IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Systems. Professor Monekosso has served on the organising committee and programme of several international conferences; most recently VCIP 2013, IE 2014-15, ACPR 2015. Her funded projects include “Space Autonomy”, JPL NASA/Royal Academy of Engineering, “Visual Modelling of People Behaviours and Interactions” (EOARD/AFOSR FA8655-06-1-301), EPSRC funded “Ambient Intelligence algorithms for advanced human machine interaction” (EP/C007859/1), a UK-Japan DAIWA funded “Assisted Living” project, US Department of Homeland Security funded projects "Multi-Robot Teams for Environmental Monitoring", DHS (2009-ST-108-000012), “Smart Monitoring of Complex Public Scenes”, an EU funded project “augmented video surveillance”, PROACTIVE EU FP7/ICT (2012-2015), and EU JP AAL project BREATHE (2013-2015). Other current projects include the ‘automated gait assessment in an elderly cohort’ and a ‘remote rehabilitation system for stroke victims supported by the Malaysian government.