The Center for Embedded Network Sensing is a UCLA research program that focuses on the development and appliction of wireless sensing systems. In 2008 Brendan became a CENS High School Scholars and was an continuing to contribute to sensing research in 2010. CENS later established an award in Brendan’s memory for other high school scholars.
Brendan’s Work at CENS
Written by Brendan with fellow CENS researchers Kelsey Whitesell, Nithya Ramanathan, and Deborah Estrin, A System for Determining Indoor Air Quality from Images of an Air Sensor Captured on Cell Phones describes the design and construction of “a system that analyzes images of air sensors taken on cell phones and extracts indoor air pollution information by comparing the sensor to a calibrated color chart.” This system will be deployed with Project Surya, a pilot project that aims to replace traditional cooking methods with clean cooking technology in several rural Indian villages.
CENS Isoceles Award
The Center has established the Isoceles Award in Brendan’s memory. One of Brendan’s photographs from his Deviant Art gallery was chosen to adorn the award. “The name and the image of the triangle in the rocks with the sky poking through was perfect for this award,” said CENS education director Karen Kim. The first recipient of the award was Charles Stigler (pictured at right), who received the honor on August 19, 2010.