Coventry University, UK
Elena Gaura is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences, Coventry University, specialising in Computer Hardware, Artificial Intelligence and Pervasive Computing. She graduated with an MSc in Applied Electronics from Technical University of Cluj, Romania, in 1991. She was awarded her Ph.D. at Coventry University, School of Engineering, in April 2000. Presently, her research interests pursue the issues of Microsensors-Artificial Intelligence Integration, Sensor Fault Detection, Self-diagnosis, Microsensor Applications to Safety Critical Systems and Sensor Arrays. The work explores the new avenues brought about by MEMS technology to enhance the functionality of micro measurement systems, develop new techniques for integrating sensors, actuators and control functions and ultimately aims at designing autonomous systems which can sense, think and react to their working environment.