Kris Steenhaut has been guiding the ETRO/IRIS/Smartnets group since 2005. Her research activities focus on the design, implementation and experimental evaluation of Wireless Sensor Networks and their integration in the Internet and the Word Wide Web. Topics of particular attention are interoperability, security and privacy as well as the interworking with fog and cloud. Kris Steenhaut has guided several ITEA and SBO projects and several EU projects on Internet of Things, smart grid, smart lighting and environmental monitoring. She plays an active role in development cooperation with Cuba and Vietnam.
Together with Prof. An Braeken, security expert from INDI, the results of these investigations were brought to a broad consortium and large group of Flemish companies through 5 TETRA projects. Our sensing and actuation testbeds allow detailed performance evaluation of Medium Access Control and Radio Duty Cycling protocols as well as the quantification of the overhead related to security protocols and interoperability frameworks such as oneM2M.
Since 2021 we collaborate with the ICU-UZB, headed by Prof. J. Poelaert in a new living lab initiative related to wearable medical devices for wireless monitoring of inpatients to outpatients at home and colleagues. layered encrypted data access for further multi-modal data processing.
We design, build and evaluate Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks.
Our activities are centred around: