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Dr Yadav is currently a research associate at Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University. Before joining this group she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at London e-science Center and Social Computing Group (PI: Prof. John Darlington) and AESE Group (PI: Prof. Julie McCann) Computing Department at Imperial College London. She worked on TSB funded OpenShare, FP7 funded Cyberlab, and NERC funded FUSE project at AESE group; a visiting researcher at US Army Research Labs, Adelphi, Maryland, US from Aug, 2011 to Jan, 2012 and also worked on ITA (International Technology Alliance) led by IBM Research from September, 2007 to Jan, 2012 as a Supplement Researcher.


She defended her PhD thesis at Distributed System and Network Group, Computing Department, Imperial College London in November, 2011. At Imperial College, she worked with Dr. Julie A. McCann. Her PhD was funded by UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative) fellowship.


The PhD work was focused on Design of Wireless communication stack for Event-driven applications, especially for low-power embedded systems. It is an interdisciplinary research area involves background knowledge of embedded system design, communication systems, and software engineering.


In brief, her research interests include Citizen Science, Data Science, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing, Software Define Networking, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), Complex and Dynamical Systems, Statictics, Machine Learning, Mobile Smart Agents, Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic, Information Systems, Pattern Recognition and Digital Signal Processing.

Dr Poonam Yadav

Research Associate

Cambridge University

Email: p.yadav [at] econ.cam.ac.uk

p.yadav [at] acm.org



Mailing Address:

Faculty of Economics

Austin Robinson Building

Sidgwick Avenue







Other Current Positions:


Post-doc Representative (2014-2015)

ACM-W UK Professional Chapter


Publicity and Media Officer (2014-2016)

Imperial College WSET Society

Email: poonam.yadav07 [at] alumni. imperial.ac.uk




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Academic Activities


Invited Talks

  • Conceptual Frameworks for building Online Citizen Science Applications, Sensor CDT, University od Cambridge, March, 2016.
  • Bringing together Citizen Scientistis, Volunteers and Game players, Over the Air - Citizen Science track, September, 2015.
  • CitizenGrid: For deploying scienti c citizen cyberscience applications, Pre-sessional Students Interaction Event, Imperial College London, July, 2015.
  • Bio-inspired coordination scheme for self-organising wireless networks, EEE Department (Host: Dr. David Grace and Dr. Paul Mitchell), York University, UK, March, 2014.
  • Firefly based coordination, ASEOP group, Imperial College London, London, Feb 2012.
  • TinyOS Tutorial atWCSN'10 (Host: Prof. M. Radhakrishna), IIITA, India, December 2010.
  • WSN Testbeds and TinyOS, Tutorial at WCSN-09 (Host: Prof. M. Radhakrishna), IIITA, India, December 2009.
  • Priority Based Routing at Dreese Laboratories (Host: Prof. Anish Arora), Ohio State University, October 2009.



  • Organiser and Co-chair: ACM-W UK - Inspire 2015
  • Workshop Organiser: Workshop on "OS for national IEEE Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN)-2009
  • Workshop Organiser: ACM International Conference on Pervasive Systems (ICPS)-2009.
  • PC Member: Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHC India) Emerging Technology Track - 2015,
  • PC Member: Special session on Recent Trends in Information Retrieval at International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (INDIA 2016).



  • WSNmagazine.com
  • Imperial WSET Society Blogs
  • ACM-W Europe Newsletter 2013-2014
  • ACM-W UK Newsletter 2014-2016


PhD Thesis Examiner

PhD Thesis Examiner, NIT Bhopal, India Jan 2015


Reviewer for Journals

  • Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE)
  • IEEE Transaction of Communication (TOC)
  • IEEE Transaction of Cloud Computing (TCC)
  • ACM Transactions of Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)


Reviewer for Conferences and workshops

  • IEEE Special session on Recent Trends in Information Retrieval (INDIA-2016), 2015
  • Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHC India) 2011-2015
  • IEEE Wireless and Optical Communications Conference (WOCC) 2013-2014
  • IEEE Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN) 2007-2010



  • Volunteer at WCSN-2006, WCSN-2008, WCSN-2009, ACM-ICPS'09, Grace Hopper Celebration Conference (GHC-2009).
  • Volunteer (STEM ambassador) at Imperial Volunteer Centre (Sept 2007 - till present).


New Updates:


Inaugural Celebration of ACM-W UK chapter - Inspire 2015 on 28th Oct 2015


ACM-W UK Gender Diversity Survey Results are accepted as a poster in WomENcourage 2015.


Poster - WomENcourage 2015 Impact of Gender Diversity and Equality Initiatives


  • Imperial recognition award for quality of achievements and contribution (2015)
  • Intel IoT Road Show UK first team winner (2015)
  • BCS London hopper fi nalist, May 2015
  • Selected for Google CodeF mentoring programme, Nov 2011
  • Google PhD poster competition second winner, Imperial College, London, UK, March 2011
  • First team winner of Idea To Innovation competition held at RWTH, Aachen, Germany, Sept 2009.
  • UK-India Education and Research Initiative Award (UKIERI)-2007.
  • Imperial Volunteer Center Award, 2008 .
  • Recipient of prestigious doctoral research scholarship provided by UK-India Education and Research Initiative Scheme (UKIERI) (2007 - 2011).
  • Imperial College Research bursary winner, 2010.
  • Google Travel Grant Winner for EuroSys 2010.
  • College Research support scholarship, 2008-2009.
  • Idea League Summer School Travel Grant for traveling to Germany, Aug 2009.
  • First position in the M.Tech Class-2007
  • Recipient of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) India Scholarship, 2005-2007
  • Travel Grant for attending RFID conference, Oct 2006.
  • First Position in the entrance exam for batch M.Tech-2005.
  • Haryana Board School Education (HBSE) Merit Scholarship.
  • Certi cate of honors for Academic Achievement in Undergraduate degree, 2000-2004.