报 告 人：Joseph Spencer，英国利物浦大学教授，IET Fellow
报告题目： Sensing and Monitoring Complex Conditions
内容简介：Many people are confused between measurement and monitoring systems. As scientists and engineers we have been trained to do specific measurements of a parameter (e.g., pressure) that can be quantified against a known standard and free from interference from other parameters (e.g., temperature). Monitoring is perceived as doing measurements over time and quantifying trends. However, there is an alternative approach that allows for both following trends but also provides a holistic view of the behavior of a system. The method can also bring together outputs of different measurements and/or sensor systems to provide an overview of a system. Furthermore, this alternative technique can pick events from what looks like noise in the data to emergent behavior in complex systems. Examples will be given to highlight the power of the technique from an engineering perspective which may also be applicable to many areas of science.
报告人简介：Professor Joseph Spencer received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liverpool (UoL) in 1981, and 1984, respectively. He spent a number of years working in the industrial sector related to high voltage and high current engineering. He became an academic staff member in 1989 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director for the Centre of Intelligent Monitoring Systems, the University’s Academic lead Sensor City Liverpool Ltd. Professor Spencer is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution for Engineering and Technology. His research is in electrical power equipment and intelligent monitoring systems. As well as publishing quality academic papers, he has successfully transfer outputs from his research to the industrial sector. He is also a member of an international study group on arc discharges, a member of the national leadership committee in the UK for Sensors and Instrumentation, Honorary Treasurer for the series of International conferences on gas discharges and their applications and a member of the International Scientific Committee for the State Key Laboratory in Xi’an Jiaotong University China. He leads one of the 5G testbed and trials in the UK.