Track Chair

Elena Gaura

Coventry University

Elena is a Professor of Pervasive Computing. Her work concerns the inception of sensor based systems to resolve applications where intelligent processing of data at source (sensing point) is critical in order to enable decision making. She is a Board of Directors Member at the UK’s Women’s Engineering Society and serves on the External Advisory Board at the Sensors Centre for Doctoral Training Cambridge University. Elena is the National Co-Director for the UK’s Doctoral Training Alliance and an Honorary/Adjunct Professor at Deakin and Macquarie Universities, Australia. Sponsored by the British Council and UK Research Councils, Elena delivered global capacity building programmes for women researchers to further enable them to access STEM positions. Her work recognises the value of women having access to resources and training that support ambition, encourage responsible innovation, and build collaborative networks. She serves in the humanitarian engineering energy sector, developing ways to engage women with renewable technologies in the Global South, as pathways to empowerment and employment.

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