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Dr Dan Goldsmith


Dan’s interest in computing started in the early 1980’s when his Grandfather introduced him to the ZX80, a machine that still has pride of place on his desk today. After graduating from Coventry University with a First class honours degree in Computer Science, he completed a PhD program in Wireless Sensor Networks with Cogent Computing ARC under the supervision of Dr James Brusey.


When not teaching, Dan can be found taking part in outdoor pursuits, answering questions of stack exchange, refining the design of his Arduino clone, or coding for the sheer joy of solving a problem.




Ethical Hacking

Operating Systems


Past and Current Research

PhD Project (2008-2013)

Examines modeling environmental phenomena at the node and / or sink and investigates implications for transmission suppression and virtual sensing.


Internship SMART/CENSAM (Summer 2009)

As part of the PhD program he undertook an internship with SMART / CENSAM at the National University of Singapore, investigating the use of modeling approach to virtualize sensors in a water distribution system.


EMPOWER KTP Project (2011-2013)

Examines energy consumption and the effect of retrofit technologies in social housing



Journal articles

{ E. I. Gaura, J. Brusey, M. Allen, R. Wilkins, D. Goldsmith, and R. Rednic. “Edge mining

the Internet of Things”. In: IEEE Sensors (2013)

{ J. Brusey, E. I. Gaura, D. Goldsmith, and J. Shuttleworth. “FieldMAP: A spatio-temporal

Field Monitoring Application Prototyping Framework”. In: IEEE Sensors 9.11 (Nov.

2009), pp. 1378–1390


Conference proceedings

{ D. Goldsmith and J. Brusey. “The Spanish Inquisition Protocol — Model based

transmission reduction for wireless sensor networks”. In: Sensors, 2010 IEEE. Nov.

Pp. 2043–2048

{ D. Goldsmith, A. Preis, M. Allen, and A. J. Whittle. “Virtual Sensors to Improve On-line

Hydraulic Model Calibration”. In: Proceedings of the 12th annual Water Distribution

Systems Analysis (WSDA) conference. Aug. 2010

{ A. Whittle, L. Girod, A. Preis, M. Allen, H. Lim, M. Iqbal, C. Srirangarajan S. Fu,

K. J. Wong, and D. Goldsmith. “WaterWiSe@SG: a Testbed for Continuous monitoring

of the Water Distribution System in Singapore”. In: Proceedings of the 12th annual

Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WSDA) conference. Aug. 2010

{ D. Goldsmith, E. Gaura, J. Brusey, J. Shuttleworth, R. Hazelden, and M. Langley.

“Wireless Sensor Networks for Aerospace Application - Thermal Monitoring for a Gas

Turbine Engine”. In: Proceedings of 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference. Vol. 1.

NSTI Nanotech. May 2009, pp. 507–512

{ F. Liarokapis, R. M. Newman, S. Mount, D. Goldsmith, L. Macan, G. Malone, and

J. Shuttleworth. “Sense-Enabled Mixed Reality Museum Exhibitions”. In: VAST: International

Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage.

Brighton, UK: Eurographics Association, 2007, pp. 31–38

{ D. Goldsmith, F. Liarokapis, G. Malone, and J. Kemp. “Augmented Reality Environmental

Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks”. In: IV. IEEE Computer Society, 2008,

pp. 539–544

Technical Reports

{ D. J. Goldsmith, E. Gaura, J. Brusey, J. Shuttleworth, and N. Poole. Prototype of a

Wireless Monitoring System for a Gas Turbine Engine. Tech. rep. Coventry University,

Sept. 2008


Patents and disclosures

{ A. Preis, M. Allen, D. Goldsmith, ‘System and method for water distribution modelling’,




Job Title

Assistant Lecturer in Computing



Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Coventry University

Gulson Road

Coventry CV1 2JH



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