About

My passion is building, hacking and making all kinds of novel technologies that connect the physical and digital worlds. Having a strong background in software engineering, I couple my love of programming with physical computing skills that have naturally led me to investigate Internet of Things. Being able to create an IoT concept from backend server right through to working physical device is one of my key strengths and what I hope to continue in future research work.

I completed an MEng in Software Engineering and was awarded my Doctorate in 2011 from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I completed my PhD on a part-time basis while working as a full-time Research Associate on a number of EU projects centered on Ubiquitous Computing and ICT. In early 2013 I took a senior post-doc research position at University College London (UCL) where I developed my physical computing skills and carried out research under the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) on Sustainable and Connected Cities and Urban IoT. In 2015 I decided to leave academia and move to Intel as a Research Scientist in Urban IoT where I still remain a collaborator in the ICRI and continue to work closely with UCL colleagues.

My work has taken me all around the world and given me the opportunity to meet and work with so many inspiring people. They have taught me that whatever I do I should always keep learning, share my views, try new things and put myself out there as much as I can – you never know where it might lead!

Connect with me:

Twitter: @sarah_gallacher

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/sarahgallacher/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.m.gallacher

Blog: http://gallachersm.wordpress.com/

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