Networking Networking Women co-founder to discuss wireless sensors

Dean at University of Rochester discusses potential of wireless sensor networks through improved energy management

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Wendi Heinzelman

Currently, wireless sensors are being deployed for monitoring applications in areas including environmental, agricultural, medical and surveillance. These networks are used to connect the physical world to the digital world to provide a richer understanding of the environment and give us more control of our surroundings in areas such as energy management reduction.

Wendi Heinzelman, co-founder of the Networking Networking Women group, will be at Rochester Institute of Technology on Oct. 20 to speak at the first Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The series is sponsored by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Heinzelman’s presentation, “Realizing the Potential of Wireless Sensor Networks Through Improved Energy Management,” takes place at 1 p.m. in the Xerox Auditorium in James E. Gleason Hall. It is free and open to the RIT community and general public.

Heinzelman is dean of graduate studies for sciences and engineering at University of Rochester. She also serves as associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at UR; conducts research in wireless communications and networking, mobile computing and multimedia communication; and is a National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient.

Heinzelman earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and earned both her master’s and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Heinzelman also serves as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal and is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.

For more information, contact Donna Benier at 585-475-4045 or