Dr Andrey Somov

Research Fellow


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Dr. Andrey Somov is a Research Fellow with the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. He graduated from the Russian State Aviation Technological University (MATI), Russia, with an honours degree in Electronic Engineering (2006). It was followed by employment as an Electronics Engineer in space technologies at the VNIIEM Corporation, Russia. After acquiring industrial experience Andrey focused on applied research and in 2006 was awarded a Ph.D scholarship at the University of Trento, Italy. In the fall 2008 he was invited by the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting scholar to join Prof. Jan Rabaey’s team dealing with energy efficient sensor networks. Dr. Somov received his PhD in Electronic Engineering (2009) from the University of Trento, Italy, having specialized in power management in wireless sensor networks (WSN) under the supervision of Dr. Roberto Passerone.

During his PhD course at the University of Trento Dr. Somov was leading an independent research project on energy harvesting for sensor networks as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Caritro Foundation, Italy (2009).

Before joining the University of Exeter (2016), for nearly six years, he had worked as a Senior Researcher for CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy. His research interests covered power management for WSN and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cognitive IoT and associated proof-of-concept implementation.

Dr. Somov has published more than 40 papers for peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has delivered a number of invited talks at Berkeley Wireless Research Center, IDTechEx event, Luxembourg SnT Interdisciplinary Centre. He has been General Chair of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube’15), the ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things in 2014 and 2015 and EAI eHealth Summer School in 2016. Andrey holds some awards in the fields of WSN and IoT including the Google IoT Technology Research Award (2016).