Dr Yadav is currently a research associate at Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University. She is part of the System Research Group, currently working on Databox Project. Before joining this group she worked as a research associate in Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University and London e-science Center and Social Computing Group (with Prof. John Darlington) and AESE Group (with Prof. Julie McCann) in 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 Professor 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





Mailing Address:

University of Cambridge

FN07, Computer Laboratory

William Gates Building

15 JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK


Other Current Positions:


Chair (2017- Present)

ACM-W UK Professional Chapter


Chair (2017-2018)


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  • 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.

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New Updates:


  • Launched ACM-W UK Mentorship Scheme! Read more here!
  • Joined NetOS Group, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.




Academic Activities


Invited Talks

  • Privacy preserving edge computing using ARM trustzone, ARM summit 2017, Cambridge, September, 2017. [Youtube video]
  • Understanding ARM Trustzone for building IoT solutions, NetOS Group, Computer Lab, University of Cambridge, May, 2017.
  • Frameworks for building Online Citizen Science Applications, Sensor CDT, University of 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 Programme Chair: ACM-W UK - Inspire 2017
  • 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)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT)
  • 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).