Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing

Detect explosives using ground penetrating radar. Develop autonomous and connected vehicle networks. Create ad-hoc mobile wireless networks. Use LIDAR-equipped terrestrial robots and platforms with sonars and camera sensors, and multicopters with sensing capabilities and on-board computing to research and develop the wireless network and mobile computing applications that change the way we live our lives.

"This research has the potential to not only save and improve lives, but also to advance the basic science of how to combine sensors and information together to get a whole better than the sum of its parts."Timothy Havens, Williams and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor electrical and computer engineering, computer science

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Tim Havens

Timothy Havens


  • Sensor fusion
  • Autonomous mobile robotics
  • Explosive hazard detection
  • Wireless sensor networks

Havens has co-authored more than 80 technical publications and serves as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. The Michigan Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation, US Army, the RAND/John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Leonard Wood Institute have all funded his work.

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