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Interdisciplinary Research Centre


Computing for the Future of the Planet is a research framework which we have been developing in the Computer Laboratory since 2006.  The intention is to identify and motivate computer science research questions.  The framework is structured around four themes: 1) an optimal digital infrastructure; 2) sensing and optimising the world around us; 3) improving and understanding the dependability of computer models; and 4) seeking digital alternatives to physical activities.  My research interests cover all four of these areas.  Particular directions of interest at the moment are in collecting, storing and indexing sensor data and the contextual information required to explain it and understand it retrospectively---current examples are considering building energy consumption and transportation systems; and investigating smart-phone platforms measuring the energy consumption of particular programmer actions. 


Key publications: 

Andrew Rice, Simon Hay and Dan Ryder-Cook. A Limited-Data Model Of Building Energy Consumption. In 2nd ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings (BuildSys 2010, in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2010)

Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice, Andrew W. Moore and Andy Hopper. Predicting the Performance of Virtual Machine Migration. In 18th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2010), Aug 2010

Andrew Rice and Simon Hay. Decomposing power measurements for mobile devices. In Eighth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), Mar 2010

Andy Hopper and Andrew Rice. Computing for the Future of the Planet. In Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 366(1881):3685–3697, 2008


University Senior Lecturer
Dr Andrew  Rice
Available for consultancy