After his PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Namur (Belgium), Dr. Johan Barthélemy joined the SMART Infrastructure Facility of the University of Wollongong (Australia) in 2014 where he is a Lecturer and leading both the SMART IoT Hub and the Digital Living Lab (DLL) developing the next generation of smart sensors embedding state-of-the-art artificial intelligence.
Over the last few years, he has been exploring the fields of Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet-of-Things, leading to the development of the Versatile Intelligent Video Analytics platform. Applications of his research include privacy-preserving real-time intelligent video analytics for smart cities, critical infrastructure remote monitoring, stormwater management, and environmental monitoring in remote areas.
In addition, he also works on the development of new tools and frameworks to simulate large scale agent-based microsimulation. This include i) the design of synthetic population generators to build a disagregated database of the system’s entities; and ii) the development of microsimulations to simulate and observe the agents’ behaviour. Applications of this work include transportation modelling and disease spreading which can involve millions of agents. The research is interdisciplinary.