Academic Background

Jeannette obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Essex in 2009. Prior to joining ARU Cambridge as an academic, Jeannette was a member of ISER (Institute of Social and Economic Research), working on various projects for the Understanding Society (US). Before that, she was a Senior Research Officer working on a project funded by the UK government in collaboration with BT at University of Essex.
Jeannette's expertise lies in ubiquitous computing and development of real-time End User Programming systems for smart environments and the Internet of Things (IoT), a concept she explored back in 2003 when it was known as  the "Embedded Internet". Her work also involves cloud computing, distributed systems, semantic data and databases, and applications within: personalised services, assisted living/healthcare leveraging everyday artefacts and connectivity. Most recently, her work involves applying ML techniques on big data to solve problems. Jeannette has authored over 40 peer-reviewed research papers including journal articles and book chapters. Currently she is a member of the editorial team for the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (AISE), and IET Smart Cities Journal. She is also a reviewer for EU funding bodies, IEEE journals and conferences. Jeannette is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She has led two funded projects (UK and EU), as the principal investigator, into successful completion, attracting over £120,000 in funding.

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