George Roussos

Professor of Pervasive Computing


Malet Street 266

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Birkbeck College
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX, UK

email: g.roussos (at)

tel: + 44 20 7631 6324

fax: + 44 20 7631 6727

Pervasive and mobile computing

I conduct experimental systems research in pervasive computing. With distributed systems as my point of departure, I currently explore human dynamics as a core ingredient of urban and social pervasive computing systems.

I am especially interested in the implications of this new computing paradigm for society at large, for example in creating Smart Cities, and also for self-care, for extending the museum experience and in retail.

In these pages you can find more infromation about research condcuted by my group, including recent projects and publications. You can also find resources I use in my teaching of these areas. If you are an MSc student in the school looking for a summer project check this page for some ideas.

Check out the recent ITU Special Session on the IoT and this Guardian article on the IoT and public sector projects

Follow news coverage of the Batphone, the app we build for IoZ for the iBats project.

Upcoming events

PerCom 2016 : IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications
Call for chapters: Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design

Recent videos