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Dr Poonam Yadav

Assistant Professor

Univeristy of York, UK






Mailing Address: CSE 029

Department of Computer Science

University of York
Deramore Lane
Heslington, York, UK
YO10 5GH

Other Current  Positions:

Chair (2017- Present)

ACM-W UK Professional Chapter

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Academic Activities

Invited Talks

  • ACM-W UK mentoring scheme, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2018.

  • 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 program chair

  • New!  2019 - Sensys-ML workshop (co-located at ACM Sensys 2019)
  • New! 2019 - ACM-W Inspire 2019
  • 2018 - Organiser: ACM-W UK - Inspire 2018
  • 2017 - Organiser and Programme Chair: ACM-W UK - Inspire 2017
  • 2015 - Organiser and Co-chair: ACM-W UK - Inspire 2015
  • 2009 - Organiser: Workshop on "OS for national  IEEE Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN)-2009
  • 2009 - Workshop Organiser: ACM International Conference on Pervasive Systems (ICPS)-2009.

TPC Member

  • 2016: Special session on Recent Trends in Information Retrieval at  International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (INDIA 2016).
  • 2015: Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHC India) Emerging Technology Track - 2015,


  • 2016 -  ACM-W UK Newsletter 2014-2016
  • 2015 -  WSNmagazine.com 2014-2015 
  • 2015 - Imperial WSET Society Blogs 2014-2015
  • 2014 - ACM-W Europe Newsletter 2013-2014

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).

Dr Yadav is currently a Lecturer (=Assistant Professor) in Computer Science Department at the University of York, UK and a visiting research fellow at Computer Lab, Cambridge University. Before joining York, she was a research fellow at Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University and  was part of the  System Research Group, worked 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 IoT and Wireless Networks, Machine Leaning (TinyML/UltraML), Citizen Science, Complex and Dynamical Systems.

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  • Computer lab - Wisemen Award for work in diversity initiative (2018)
  • 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.