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Research interests

Sam works jointly between the High Performance Networking department and Engineering Mathematics, supervised by Prof. Eddie Wilson (Chair in Intelligent Transport Systems) and Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou (Head of HPN). This pioneering project is the first time the two departments have worked together.

Sam has many years of industry experience. He worked for four year at Transport for London in their Research and Development Department where he was part of the technical team upgrading the communications infrastructure for the traffic control system. Since then he has spent two years as a Systems Engineer designing and managing the installation of on shore renewable schemes.

Within academia Sam's research has focussed on the strategic development and deployment of technology interventions to better understand and manage the urban environment. Sam has deployed sophisticated technology based systems in a number of real world applications, creating a realtime Structural Health Monitoring dashboard for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, instrementing a fleet of electric bicycles to obtain detailed active mode mobility data, and the integration of edge compute into an Urban Traffic Control system to obtain finer grain information about vehicle movements. To achieve this Sam's research has developed technology integration and resilience understanding, but has also relied heavily on Soft Systems research to manage the interactions between the technology and the wider human context.

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Research Output

  • 2 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

Dynamic Cloud Service Management for Scalable Internet of Things Applications

Mavromatis, A., Gunner, S., Tryfonas, T. & Simeonidou, D., 9 Apr 2020, 2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence & Computing, Advanced & Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing & Communications, Cloud & Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation: SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Open Access
  • 71 Downloads (Pure)

    Estimation of Vehicle Counts from the Structural Response of a Bridge

    Strain, T., Gunner, S. & Wilson, E., 5 Jul 2019, 2019 International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC 2019). Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing), 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
  • 106 Downloads (Pure)

    Rapid Deployment of a WSN on the Clifton Suspension Bridge, UK

    Gunner, S., Vardanega, P., Tryfonas, T., Macdonald, J. & Wilson, E., 22 Dec 2017, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Smart Infrastructure and Construction. 170, 3, p. 59-71 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 302 Downloads (Pure)