We conduct fundamental and applied research in the broad area of networks – from natural and physical networks (e.g. social networks, transportation systems, utility grids, brain structure) to digital infrastructures (e.g. the internet, computer networks).

The research focus areas of FLEXNET include network science, information-centric networking (ICN), the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, crowdsourced systems and other emerging network paradigms.


Methods and tools for real-time coastal cliff monitoring using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (2023-2026)

Match-funded PhD studentship between BU and Dorset Council, sponsored by the British Geological Survey.

Aeronautical ad-hoc networking and its civil applications (February 2022 - July 2022)

Bournemouth University QR (Quality research) funding

Open Platform for Rapid Prototyping of Smart Environment Applications (June 2021 - July 2021) 

Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) funding 

5G Rural Dorset (2020 – 2022)

Funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport of the UK government

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Smart Transportation Networks (Sep 2019 – Dec 2022)

Bournemouth Christchurch Poole (BCP) Council, UK 

Li-Fi M2M communication and VLP localization hardware platform (August 2016 -August 2019)

Delta electronics - NTU, Singapore Joint grant

A Context-Adaptive Content Ecosystem Under Uncertainty (CONCERT) (January 2014 - December 2016)

EU CHISTERA project 

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