SCIENTISTS from Glasgow and St Andrew universities have won £4 million funding to help improve sensor systems used in areas such as autonomous driving and air quality monitoring with specialists in England. The Science of Sensor Systems Software project brings together researchers in computing, engineering, and mathematics with private and public sector partners. Professor Muffy Calder, head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Formal Methods in Computing Science, will lead the project. Noting that sensors are becoming ever more commonplace in all kinds of devices, she said: “By the end of the project the team will have answered a number of fundamental questions about how to design, deploy and reason about sensor based systems, developing new principles, techniques and tools, alongside simulations and physical sensor testbeds for experimentation. They will also demonstrate the applicability and effectiveness of the new techniques across a range of applications”. The project is supported by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will run until 2021.