Dr Brano Kusy

Research Scientist

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Dr. Brano Kusy received the B.S. (2000) and M.S. (2002) degrees from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and the PhD (2007) from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA. His doctoral research was in the area of wireless sensor systems and specifically on scalable low-power algorithms for time synchronisation, localisation, and tracking. Brano applied his research across several use-case scenarios, including acoustic sniper localisation and tracking of personnel in large venues, such as football stadiums.

Brano was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University between 2007 and 2009, with Prof. Leo Guibas and Prof. Phil Levis. His research was on low-latency delivery of sensor data to mobile users, discovery of mobility patterns in urban environments, and information discovery and brokerage in WSNs.

Since 2009, Brano has been at CSIRO in Brisbane, where he works as a research scientist, research team leader, and project portfolio leader. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Queensland.

At CSIRO, Brano leads the Pervasive Computing research team, which creates innovative sensing and monitoring solutions based on distributed sensing systems, wireless communications, and IoT analytics. Brano also manages a project portfolio within CSIRO's future science program that spans sensing platforms, optical systems, advanced materials, and environmental modelling to develop cutting-edge monitoring and remediation technologies for coral reefs. Brano's research interests include location, communication, and sensing algorithms for wireless sensor networks, wearable and implantable sensors systems and his technical expertise includes remote deployments, energy efficiency, multi-modal localisation, embedded multimedia, and wearable technologies applied to natural and built environments.

Professional Experiences

  • 2011-now

    Research Team Leader

  • 2010-now

    Project Leader

  • 2011-2017

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer
    University of Queensland

  • 2007-2009

    Postdoctoral Scholar
    Stanford University

  • 2006-2006

    Summer Intern
    Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA

  • 2002-2007

    Graduate Student Researcher
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA