Array of Things Bristol Pilot

About the project or challenge area

We are about to receive a number of Array of Things nodes from Chicago (see and in particular to be deployed in the City of Bristol as an international pilot. The nodes collect a range of environmental data (see that could then be processed to develop insights on aspects of urban life. The student will contribute to the configuration, deployment and operation of the nodes in order to ultimately apply data science to help with the processing of the collected data.

Why choose this opportunity?

You will have the opportunity to be part of a unique international collaboration, learn about cutting edge urban sensing technologies in a setting that puts citizen needs first.

About you

Basic coding skills (e.g. Python/R), some understanding of electronics/embedded systems, knowledge of statistics and/or data science.

How to apply

All students can apply using the button below, following the Master's by Research Admissions Statement. Please note that this is an advertised project, which means you only have to complete Section A of the Masters by Research Statement Template (Office document, 68kB).

Before applying, we recommend getting in touch with the project's supervisors. If you are interested in this project and would like to learn more about the research you will be undertaking, please use the contact details on this page.




Your supervisor for this project will be Professor Theo Tryfonas, Reader in Smart Cities in the School of Civil Engineering. You can contact him at +44 0117 33 15740 or email 


Your co-supervisor for this project will be George Oikonomou,in the Faculty of Engineering. You can contact him at +44 (0) 117 954 5175 or email

Find out more about your prospective research community

The City Futures theme is a vibrant community of researchers who are helping cities to better understand the complex challenges they face, and support their transition to becoming sustainable, resilient and inclusive places with a high quality of life for all. Find out more about the City Futures research theme.

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