Dr James Brusey
Professor of Computer Science
Centre for Data Science
James Brusey is a Professor of Computer Science and the lead for AI for Cyber Physical Systems with the Centre for Data Science at Coventry University. His current research is in applied wireless networked sensing, including projects in residential building energy and comfort sensing, algorithms for network packet reduction, decision support for buildings monitoring, car cabin comfort sensing and control, elderly / infirm falls and near-falls sensing.
James Brusey received his BAS with distinction and PhD from RMIT University in 1996 and 2003, respectively. His PhD won the Australian Computer Science Association award for Best Thesis in 2004. He has over 15 years experience in the IT industry, part of which was as an independent consultant. Since 2007, James has worked at Coventry University at the Cogent Computing Applied Research Centre. During this period, he has helped to establish Cogent as a world class research centre with a broad portfolio of successful, industry-sponsored projects related to wireless sensor networks. In 2012, he was awarded a readership in Pervasive Computing and in 2013, he took on the directorship of the Cogent Computing Applied Research Centre, and was awarded a professorial chair in computer science in 2018.
His current research interests include exploring issues with the practical deployment of wireless sensor networks, thermal comfort in buildings and car cabins, reinforcement learning, and bayesian methods.
He has around 100 refereed publications with more than 1000 citations and an h-index of 15 (Scopus) or 19 (Scholar). He has published papers in a diverse set of disciplines including: robot soccer; intelligent / holonic manufacturing; RFID; wireless sensor networks; body sensor networks; human thermal comfort; machine learning and pattern recognition.