Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering




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David Boyle is a Lecturer in the Dyson School of Design Engineering. His research centres around the design of networked monitoring and control systems synonymous with Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. This covers a variety of topics, including: designing reliable, secure, energy efficient wireless communication systems; energy transfer, storage and management systems; control and design optimisation. 

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I have a fully funded EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship to offer in the broadly defined area of designing Cyber-physical Systems. 

Please send me an e-mail if you have any questions or would like to apply!


Applications are welcome from outstanding prospective PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Please contact Dr Boyle directly if you wish to be considered for a position.


David joined the School from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, where he was a Research Fellow since 2012 with research interests at the intersection of wireless sensing, actuation and control systems, data analytics, and the digital economy.

Before joining Imperial, David worked with Wireless Sensor Network and Microelectronics Applications Integration Groups in the Microsystems Centre at Tyndall National Institute, and the Embedded Systems Research Group, University College Cork, Ireland, developing ‘green' wireless sensor networks. Previously, he was with Orange Labs, France, and a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar at the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (ETSIT UPM).

David received his PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2009, for his work in the area of security for wireless sensor networks, having graduated with a B. Eng. (Hons) in Computer Engineering in 2005.



Bhatia L, Boyle D, McCann J, 2018, Aerial interactions with wireless sensors, The 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2018), Pages:373-374

Kiziroglou M, Wright S, Shi M, et al., Milliwatt power supply by dynamic thermoelectric harvesting, PowerMEMS 2018, Institute of Physics (IoP), ISSN:1742-6588

Kiziroglou M, Cowell M, Kumaravel BT, et al., 2018, Speed vs efficiency and storage type in portable energy systems, PowerMEMS 2017, Institute of Physics (IoP), ISSN:1742-6588

Mitcheson PD, Kkelis G, Aldhaher S, et al., 2018, Power Electronics for Wireless Power Delivery in Synthetic Sensor Networks, 17th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1742-6588

Qin Y, Boyle D, Yeatman E, 2018, A novel protocol for data links between wireless sensors and UAV based sink nodes, Pages:371-376

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