Professor Adnan Al-Anbuky
Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Director of the Sensor Network and Smart Environment (SeNSe) research laboratory
Phone: +64 9 921 9836
School of Engineering
24 St. Paul Street
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, NZ
Links to relevant web pages:
Centre for Sensor Network & Smart Environment (SeNSe)
BSc (University of Baghdad/ Iraq) 1969;
MSc (University of Salford/UK) 1971,
PhD (UMIST/ UK) 1975
Memberships and Affiliations:
- IEEE Member
- Member of AUT TechParc Advisory Board (Jan 2007- todate)
- Member of Hawker Energy R&D Directors (1999- 2002)
- Member of NZ Plant Lab (2008- to date)
- Chairing number of local and international workshops and conferences including ATNAC 2010 and APCC 2010
- Member of APCC ASC group (2010 – to date)
- Chair the “Scientific Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds: Federation & Impact on NGN” Business Forum, IEEE ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan
- Co-Chair the “Human/Prosthetic Limb Interface”, IEEE ICARA 2011, Wellington, NZ
Professor Adnan Al-Anbuky directs AUT’s Sensor Network and Smart Environment (SeNSe) research laboratory. Smart environments require sensors, intelligence, communication and action. Getting these components to working in harmony is Professor Al-Anbuky’s area of expertise.
Immediately after his electrical engineering degree at the University of Baghdad, he won a scholarship to do postgraduate studies in United Kingdom. He became interested in digital electronics together with control systems and was encouraged to enter the field of incremental motion control as applied to computer numerical control. In the early 70s these were key drivers of the emergence of industrial automation which was the subject of his master’s and doctoral degrees.
This focus continued after graduation until he arrived to New Zealand in the mid 90s where he established an industrial research unit for power quality and management systems firm Switchec (now Eaton). The unit has gone on to deliver 10 patents, turned out intellectual property for products and “better still experts” says Professor Al-Anbuky.
The SeNSe lab is involved with the development of various concepts relevant to smart environments such as in-door spatial mapping and human comfort, weather data stream mining, outdoor hazard monitoring, Cyber-physical tracking and opportunistic connectivity, and mobile crowd-sensing, among others.
Returning to academia at AUT in 2005, Professor Al-Anbuky utilised his industry experience to establish the School of Engineering’s SeNSe lab which every year attracts numerous researchers, projects, funds and connectivity with both local and international community.
- Intelligent Systems
- Engineering Research Methodology
- Wireless Sensor Network
Science and technology of intelligent sensor networks which will help create smart environments. Currently the group is involved in many projects in this area including but not limited to
- Wildlife Cognitive Sensor Network
- Energy Efficient Fuzzy Sub-Clustering for Sensor Network Data Streaming
- Microwave Timber Property mapping
- Auckland Passive Home Monitoring: Sensor Network & human Comfort
- Object Centric Thermal Mapping: Sensor Network and object surrounding environment tracking
- Railway Signalling System: Sensor Network Train localization
- pH Sensor Network: Red Meat Tenderization
- Hunters Friendly Fire: Sensor Network and Accident Avoidance
1. Major Publications (in the last five years).
1.1 Journal Publications
- M. Bogosanovic, A. Al-Anbuky, G. Emms, “Microwave measurement of wood anisotropy with application to grain direction measurement”, submitted to IEEE Transaction Instrumentation & Measurement
- N. Yamani, A. Al-Anbuky, “nWSN for Cool Stores Dynamic Spatial Thermal Mapping”, submitted to IEEE Transaction Instrumentation & Measurement
- H Sabit, A. Al-Anbuky and H Hossinei, “Wireless sensor network data stream clustering: an energy efficient fuzzy algorithm”, Int. J. Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, to be published early 2011
- M. Bogosanovic, A. Al-Anbuky, G. Emms, “Overview and comparison of microwave non-contact wood measurement techniques”, Journal of Wood Science, vol. 56, no 5, pp 357-365, 2010, Springer Japan,.
- P Hunter and A Anbuky, “VRLA Battery Virtual Reference Electrode, Battery Float Charge Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol.23, No.3, Sept.2008, PP 879-86.
- S. Page, A. Anbuky, S. Krumdieck, and J. Brouwer , “Test Method and Equivalent Circuit Modeling of a PEM Fuel Cell in a Passive State”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol.22, No.3, ITCNE4, Sept.2007, PP 764-773
- P. Pascoe and A. Anbuky, “Standby Power System VRLA Battery Reserve Life Estimation Scheme”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Dec’2005, Vol.20, No.4, PP 887-95.
1.2 Conference Publications
- H Sabit, A. Al-Anbuky and H Hossinei, “Wireless Sensor Network assisted Wildfire Hazard Prediction System Modeling” , Submitted to ANT 2011
- H Sabit, A. Al-Anbuky and H Hossinei, “Micro-Scale Forest Fire Weather Index: A Wireless Sensor Network Architecture for Complementing the Existing FWI Monitoring System“, AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference 2011 - Science Conference, accepted
- Mohd Izani Mohamed Rawi & Adnan Al-Anbuky, “Development of Intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks for Human Comfort Index”, Submitted to ANT 2011
- N. Yamani, A. Al-Anbuky, “ neuro Wireless Sensor Network Architecture: Cool Stores Dynamic Thermal Mapping”, 2011 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Feb 22-24, 2011, San Antonio, Texas., USA.
- M. Bogosanovic, A. Al-Anbuky, & G. Emms, “Microwave measurement of wood anisotropy”, 2011 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Feb 22-24, 2011, San Antonio, Texas., USA.
- Y. Liu, B-C Seet, and A. Al-Anbuky, “Virtual Brokers for Large-Scale Publish/Subscribe in Wireless Sensor Network, 2nd International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing”, Hong Kong SAR, China, 11-13 December 2010.
- W. Low, A. Al-Anbuky, P. McNair, & S. Tan, “Analytical Modeling of a Haptic-Robot System Used for Rehabilitation” In C. T. Lim & J. C. H. Goh (Eds.), 6th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2010). August 1-6, Singapore (Vol. 31, pp. 675-678): Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- S. Sivaramakrishnan, S., Al-Anbuky, A. and Breen, B. B., (2010)Adaptive Sampling for Node Discovery: Wildlife Monitoring & Sensor Network, 16th Asia Pacific Conference on Communication, 31st October to 3rd November 2010, Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.
- M I Rawi and A Al-Anbuky, “Passive House Sensor Networks: Human Centric Thermal Comfort” ISSNIP 2009, Melbourne, AU, Dec 7-10, 2009.
- S Sivaramakrishnan and A. Al-Anbuky, “Analysis of Network Connectivity: Wildlife and Sensor Network” ATNAC 2009, Canberra, Au, Nov 10-11, 2009.
- M. Bogosanovic, A. Al-Anbuky, G. Emms, “Microwave measurement of wood in principal directions”, In the 8th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 25-28, 2009.
- N Yamani and A Al-Anbuky, "Object-Centric Thermal Mapping (OCT MAP): A Wireless Sensor Network Perspective", In the 8th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 25-28, 2009.
- S. Hakilo, A. Adnan, and G. H. Hosseini, “Distributed WSN Data Stream Mining based on Fuzzy Clustering”, The Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, july 7-9, 2009.
- M Bogosanovic, A Al-Anbuky & G Emms, “Plate lens in a focused beam system for microwave material testing”, Accepted, APMC2008, 16-19, December 2008 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China.
- L Liu and A Al-Anbuky, “Bluetooth Information Exchange Network”, Accepted, ATNAC’08, 7-8 Dec. 2008, Adelaide, Australia.
- N Yamani, A Al-Anbuky & A Gyasi-Agyei, ”Portable Object Thermal Awareness; Modelling Sensor Network for Cool Store Applications”, Accepted, PDCAT 2008, 1-4 Dec. 2008, Dunedin, New Zealand.
- M Bogosanovic, A Al-Anbuky & G Emms, “Plate lens in a focused beam system for microwave material testing”, APMC2008, 16-19, December 2008 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
- L Liu and A Al-Anbuky, “Bluetooth Information Exchange Network”, Accepted, ATNAC’08, 7-8 Dec. 2008, Adelaide, Australia
- N Yamani, A Al-Anbuky & A Gyasi-Agyei, ”Portable Object Thermal Awareness; Modelling Sensor Network for Cool Store Applications”, Accepted, PDCAT 2008, 1-4 Dec. 2008, Dunedin, new Zealand
- D Grant and A Al-Anbuky, “Wireless Microclimate Sensor” IISNIP 2007, 3-6 Dec 2007, Melbourne, Australia
- D Liu, A Al-Anbuky and C Lin, “Mobile Embedded Database for Remote Process Management System”, ATNAC 2007, 2 - 5 December 2007
Chateau on the Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
- A Anbuky, D Lim and P Pascoe, “Battery Embedded Distributed Sensing & Control”, CATA 2007, 28-30 March 2007, Honolulu, USA
- Anbuky, A., (2005),"Operational Management Network for Industrial Battery", The third European Conference on Intelligent Management Systems in Operations, 28 & 29 June, 2005, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, U.K.
- M. Bogosanovic, A. Al-Anbuky, G. Emms “Method and apparatus for microwave grain direction detection”, Pending application
- A. Al-Anbuky, & N. Yamani, “Spatial environmental mapping system and method”, Pending application.
- A. Al-Anbuky, & P. Hunter, “Battery Float Management”, US Patent 7,772,851 B2, Aug. 10, 2010, 18 pages
- A. Al-Anbuky and P Pascoe, “Method Apparatus and Computer Program Products for Battery Monitoring Using Predetermined Battery Discharge Characteristics”, US Patent 7,402980 B2, July, 22, 2008