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Sensors Day 2018

A showcase of multidisciplinary sensor research

Inspiring talks by leading experts on the latest sensor technology development


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Fitzwilliam College

University of Cambridge

19 October 2018  

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Sensors Day 2018 will showcase highlights of sensor research and applications from all areas of science and technology. This year, we have a diverse field of speakers covering communication, sustainability, healthcare, and artificial intelligence, from sensors for environmental monitoring to ethics of data usage.


The full programme can be found here.


Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser
Amadeus Capital Partners

Intelligent machines

Alan Blackwell

Alan Blackwell
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Design of tangible and embodied interaction

Ian Williams

Iain Williams
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Sensors and the future of environmental monitoring

Jennifer Schooling

Jennifer Schooling
Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge

Transforming the future of infrastructure - the role of sensing and data

Dave Coomes

David Coomes
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Monitoring forests and crops from airborne and spaceborne sensors

Madeline Lancaster

Madeline Lancaster
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Neuronal connectivity and functional output in brain organoids


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Luca Aiello
Nokia Bell Labs

Sensing cities with digital data

Cecilia Mascolo

Cecilia Mascolo
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Mobile sensing for mobile health and well being: Challenges and applications 


Sensor team challenge presentation

The students will present the results from their team challenge project at the conference. This year the Sensor CDT MRes student cohort developed a low-cost air-pollution sensor sensor which could be built and used by the public.


Industry Pitching Session

We are hosting an industry pitching session which will be given by supporters of the Sensor CDT.

Poster submission

This is an exciting opportunity to present your sensor research to leading figures in the field from academia and industry. A prize for the best poster will be awarded at Sensors Day.

Please use the abstract template and submit to .

The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is 5 October 2018.

For further information please contact the .


Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages are available.  Please contact the for further information.

Sensors student showcase

In addition to Sensors Day we are running a Sensor CDT PhD showcase event on 18 October at Murray Edwards College. This is an exciting opportunity for PhD student participants to network and exchange ideas and research findings with their peers. We encourage PhD participants to sign up for the showcase event as well. Full details can be found here.

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Sensor CDT, Cambridge Smart City, DEFRA, University of Cambridge, RSPB, Sensory Maps

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Nature Masterclasses

Scientific Writing and Publishing

An online course delivered by Nature Research Journal editors.

Register TODAY and get a taste of the masterclasses on Scientific Writing and Publishing.  For one week, you will have FREE access to the webinars and the material available online.

Please email by 5pm on 22 October 2018 to register for the Nature Masterclasses.

This opportunity is only available for registered attendees of Sensors Day 2018.


Early bird registration now closed

Fees: before 20 September 2018

Students, researchers, academics £  10
Industry delegates, other £100

Fee includes lunch and refreshments


Please register here

Fees: after 20 September 2018

Students, researchers, academics £  20
Industry delegates, other £120

Fee includes lunch and refreshments



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We would welcome your comments on Sensors Day 2018.  Please take a minute to provide your feedback here.

Sensors Day Poster Prizes


Congratulations go to Tiesheng Wang (Sensor CDT) and to Philipp Koehler (Nano DTC, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry) who won the prizes for the Sensors Day Poster Competition.  Tiesheng won first prize of £250 and Philipp the second prize of £100.  Our thanks go to Magna for sponsoring the prizes.

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