Dr Sarah Mount
Research Associate, King’s College London
University of Wolverhampton, UK
2014 PhD A language-independent static checking system for coding standards.
Coventry University, UK
2002 PgCert Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK
2000 BA (Hons) Computer Science
King’s College London, UK
Sept 2015 – Sept 2016 Research Associate
University of Wolverhampton, UK
Sept 2007 – Sept 2015 Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
27 Aug 2007 – 7 Sept 2007 Visiting Lecturer, Funded by Microsoft Research Inspire, Contract 2007-070
Coventry University, UK
Jan 2007 – Sept 2007 Senior Lecturer
Oct 2005 – Jan 2007 Lecturer in Computer Science
May 2003 – Sept 2005 Research Assistant
Sept 2000 – May 2003 Tutorial Assistant in Computer Science
Freelance Web Developer
Dec 1998 – Dec 1999
Web Designer, Axiom (Cambridge) Ltd
Software Sustainability Institute (2015) http://www.software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme
S. Mount (2014) Software Support for Green Supercomputing. University of Wolverhampton Early Researcher Award Scheme. Value £4554. Awarded July 2014.
S. Mount (2014) Dynamic Language Support for Multicore Accelerated Architectures. Royal Academy of Engineering / Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursaries Programme. Value £1440. Awarded May 2014.
S. Mount (2010) Google Travel Grant for Women. Covering conference registration and travel to Europython 2010.
S. Mount (2009) A Protothread-Based Realisation of Hoare's Communicating Sequential Processes. Nuffield Undergraduate Bursary URB/37018. Value £1440. Awarded March 2009.
S. Mount (2008) Visualising Golf swings. Sun Microsystems SunSPOT Open Grant Program. Value £897 in kind. Awarded June 2008.
S. Mount, R.M. Newman (2007-2008) Tooling for Distributed, Embedded, Sensing Systems. IBM Real-Time Innovation Award. Value £9,714.29. Awarded December 2007.
S. Mount (2007) Microsoft Inspire Volunteer Researcher and Lecturer Programme. Value £1300, used to visit Walter Sisulu University for Technology, South Africa.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura. (2004) Weaving Pervasive Computing through the Computer Science curriculum. LTSN-ICS HE Academy Development Fund. Value £2431. Awarded November 2004.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman. (2004) Weaving Pervasive Computing through the Computer Science curriculum. Coventry University Small Grant. Value £3000. Awarded November 2004.
S.N.I. Mount. (2004) A PDA Hosted Emulator For Arrays of Intelligent Sensors. Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursary URB/01821/G. Value £1450. Awarded March 2004.
Dingo: an Integrated Development Environment for Wireless Sensor Networks. Measurement and Standards for Emerging Technologies (MSET) Knowledge Transfer Networks Webinar Series. 24th July 2008.
High-Level Simulations of Wireless Sensor Networks. University of Bremen, Germany. 8 Dec 2006.
2014–2016 Europython Co-organiser of annual European conference for the open-source Python community. Regularly attended by over 1000 leading European Python programmers and core developers. https://europython.eu/en/
2009–2016 PyConUK Co-organiser of annual UK conference for the open-source Python community. Regularly attended by around 300 leading UK Python programmers and core developers. http://www.pyconuk.org/
2012 TEDXBrum Gave a talk entitled The Internet of Things: Revolutions in Reality at the inaugural TEDxBrum event. https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/3734
2010–2014 fizzPOP Co-organised this non-profit Birmingham Makerspace, a place where members can meet to use facilities for building electronics, software, metalwork, 3d printing and any other creative work. Attended outreach events such as the Godiva Festival in Coventry and Mini-Maker Faire in Newcastle. http://www.fizzpop.org.uk/
2010 Gadget Show Live! Developed a large, vertical multi-touch screen based on infrared sensors, exhibited at Gadget Show Live! at the NEC Arena. Joint work with Dr Chris Dennett, UoW.
March 2010 I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here! Participated in an online event in which working scientists are questioned by school pupils in online chats. http://lithium.imascientist.org.uk/profile/sarah/.
2009 Shift Life Developed an interactive art installation, jointly with Prof. Dew Harrison, Ms Samantha Moore (UoW Art & Design) and Dr Eugene Ch’ng. Shift Life was exhibited at Shift-Time, a Darwin bicentennial festival in Shrewsbury, and subsequently exhibited for a month at Wolverhampton Art Gallery in 2010.
2007 Sensing Day at Bablake School Organised a day-long event at Bablake Junior School, Coventry for National Science and Engineering Week 2007. This involved overseeing the creation of a number of experiments for the pupils to take part in. The experiments were designed to target areas of the National Curriculum and were based on our research work in wireless sensing technologies .
Programme Committee member for PLE’15 2nd Workshop on Programming Language Evolution at ECOOP 2015 http://2015.ecoop.org/track/PLE-2015-papers
Programme Committee member for ISDOC’14 International Conference on Information Systems and Design of Communication http://eurosigdoc.acm.org/isdoc2014/
Programme Committee member for ISDOC’13 International Conference on Information Systems and Design of Communication http://eurosigdoc.acm.org/isdoc2013/
Programme Committee member for OSDOC’12 Workshop on Open Source and Design of Communication http://eurosigdoc.acm.org/osdoc2012/
Programme Committee member for OSDOC’11 Workshop on Open Source and Design of Communication http://eurosigdoc.acm.org/osdoc2011/
Editorial Advisory Board Member The Open Virtual Reality Journal published by Bentham Science Publications ISSN 1875-323X http://www.bentham.org/open/tovrj/EBM.htm
Reviewer Special Issue on Innovative Teaching Methods for Teaching Programming, October 2007 edition of HEA-ICS ITALICS e-journal, http://www.ics-heacademy.ac.uk/italics/
Workshop Organiser Living the Dream: Wireless Sensor Networks in Science and Society, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA2006), 14-17 December 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Session Chair Best Practices Session, 24th Annual International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC), 21 October 2006, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.
Professional training and consultancy
Open Source Sprints. Hosted colleagues from the University of Malawi as a funded visit working on open source projects sponsored by Evidence for Development. Organised and ran #efdhack2012, a hackday for the open source projects that Evidence for Development sponsor, hosted by the Python West Midlands user group. 25th--30th May 2012.
Open Source Software Development. Five-day training session delivered at Chancellor College, University of Malawi on behalf of Evidence for Development. 17th--22nd April 2011.
Python Programming with Open Source Software Development Tools. Five-day training session delivered at Chancellor College, University of Malawi on behalf of Evidence for Development. 23rd--27th August 2010.
Open Source Software Development. Two-day training session delivered at Chancellor College, University of Malawi on behalf of Evidence for Development. 6th--7th October 2009.
S. Mount, J. Shuttleworth, R. Winder. (2008) Python for Rookies, Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), ISBN-10: 1844807010, ISBN-13: 9781844807017. http://www.pythonforrookies.org
Contributions to books
Take Advantage of Code Analysis Tools. #79 in K. Henney ed. 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Published O'Reilly Press, 15th Feb 2010
Refereed journal papers
E.M. Hart, P. Barmby, D. LeBauer, F. Michonneau, S. Mount, P. Mulrooney, T. Poisot, K.H. Woo, N.B. Zimmerman, J.W Hollister. (2016) Ten simple rules for digital data storage. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(10):e1005097
M. Hammoudeh, R. Newman, C. Dennett, S. Mount O. Aldabbas (2015) Map as a Service: A Framework for Visualising and Maximising Information Return from Multi-Modal Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2015, 15(9), doi:10.3390/s150922970
A.M. Thomas, C. Evans, P. Moore, H. Shah, M. Sharma, S. Mount, F. Xhafa, H.V. Pham, A. Patel, A.J. Wilcox, C. Chapman, P. Chima (2014) Smart Care Spaces: Pervasive Sensing Technologies for At-Home Care, International Journal of Ad-Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing 16(4), pages 268-282. doi:10.1504/IJAHUC.2014.064862
A.M. Thomas, H. Shah, P. Moore, C. Evans, M. Sharma, S. Mount, H.V. Pham, K. Osman, A.J. Wilcox, P. Rayson, C. Chapman, P. Chima, C. Athwal, D. While (2013) Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of iCampuses, Computer Science 14(1), pages 5-25. doi:10.7494/csci.2012.14.1.5
A.M. Thomas, P. Moore, H. Shah, C. Evans, M. Sharma, F. Xhafa, S. Mount, H.V. Pham, A.J. Wilcox, A. Patel, C. Chapman, P. Chima (2013) Smart Care Spaces: Needs for Intelligent At-Home Care. International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 3(1), pages 35-44. Inderscience Publishers. http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/q48p22h40h2w7m72/
M. Hammoudeh, R. Newman, C. Dennett and S. Mount (2011) Interpolation Techniques for Building a Continuous Map from Discrete Wireless Sensor Network Data. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing pub. John Wiley & Sons.
M. Hammoudeh, R. Newman, S. Mount (2009) Modelling Clustering of Sensor Networks with Synchronised Hyperedge Replacement. Electronic Communication of the EASST, Volume 16. ISSN 1863-2122 http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/index.php/eceasst/article/view/248
Refereed conference papers
E. Barrett, C.F. Bolz-Tereick, R. Killick, S. Mount, L. Tratt. (2017) Virtual Machine Warmup Blows Hot and Cold. In the proceedings of ACM Programming Languages 1, OOPSLA, Article 52 (October 2017) https://doi.org/10.1145/3133876
S. Mount, R. Newman (2015) Energy-Efficient Brute-Force Password Cracking. In the proceedings of European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2015. September 07-09, 2015. Manchester, UK
R. Newman, P. Filippin, S. Mount (2012) Standards and the aggregation of location, product identification and sensor information in the RFID-Farm to Fork project. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Earth Science and Remote Sensing (ESRS 2012). Hong Kong. 4th-5th September, 2012.
Thomas, A.M., Shah, H., Moore, P., Rayson, P., Wilcox, A.J., Osman, K., Evans, C., Chapman, C., Athwal, C., While, D., Pham, H.V. and Mount, S. (2012) E-education 3.0: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of iCampuses, In Proceedings of Second International Workshop on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems (ICAS 2012), Palermo, Italy, 4-6 July.
M. Hammoudeh, S. Mount, O.Aldabbass, M. Stanton (2010) Clinic: A Service-Oriented Approach for Fault-Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks. In SENSORCOMM’10: Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications. Venice, Italy. 18th -- 25th July, 2010.
M. Hammoudeh, S. Abuzour, S. Mount , O. Aldabbas and M. (2010) Algorithmic Construction of Optimal and Load-Balanced Clusters in Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of 7th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, IEEE SSD’10, Amman, Jordon. 27th--30th June, 2010.
D. Harrison, E. Ch'ng, S. Mount, S. Moore (2009) Experiencing the Big Idea. Digital Arts and Culture 2009. University of California, Irvine, USA. 12Th -- 15th December 2009.
S. Mount, M. Hammoudeh, S. Wilson, R. Newman (2009) CSP as a Domain-Specific Language Embedded in Python and Jython. In Proceedings of Communicating Process Architectures 2009. Eindoven, Netherlands. 1St -- 4th November 2009. Published IOS Press.
Mohammad Hammoudeh, Robert Newman, and Christopher Dennett, Sarah Mount, A Combined Inductive and Deductive Sense Data Extraction and Visualisation Service. In The 2009 International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS'2009). London, UK. July 13th – 17th 2009.
Mohammad Hammoudeh, Robert Newman, Christopher Dennett, and Sarah Mount, Application Domain Driven Data Visualisation Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks. The Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC-09). Brisbane, Austrailia. 7th – 9th July 2009.
Mohammad Hammoudeh, Robert Newman, and Christopher Dennett, Sarah Mount, Inductive as a Support of Deductive Data Visualisation in Wireless Sensor Networks (Short paper). In IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'09), Sousse, Tunisia. 5Th – 8th July 2009.
Mohammad Hammoudeh, Robert Newman, and Christopher Dennett, Sarah Mount, Inductive as a Support of Deductive Data Visualisation in Wireless Sensor Networks (Extended). In SENSORCOMM '09: Proceedings of the 2009 Third International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, Athens, Greece. June 18th – 23rd 2009.
M.H. Hammoudeh, R.M. Newman, S.N.I. Mount (2009) An Approach to Data Extraction and Visualisation for Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Networks (ICN 2009), IEEE Computer Society, March 2009, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
D. Harrison, S. Mount (2008) The ADCT ArtSci Projects. In Proceedings of Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts. 14th--17th September 2008, Cambridge, UK.
M.H. Hammoudeh, J.K. Shuttleworth, R.M. Newman, S.N.I. Mount (2008) Experimental Applications of Hierarchical Mapping Services in Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM 2008), 25th -- 31st August 2008, Cap Estrerel, France.
R.M. Newman, S.N.I. Mount, F.Liarokapis, D.J. Goldsmith, L. Macan, G. Malone, J.K. Shuttleworth (2007) Sense-Enabled Mixed Reality for Games. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Educational & Serious Games, 21st---23rd November 2007, La Rochelle, France.
R.M. Newman, S.N.I. Mount (2007) Pervasive Sensing for Pervasive Gaming. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Educational & Serious Games, 21st --23rd November 2007, La Rochelle, France.
F. Liarokapis, R.M. Newman, S.N.I. Mount, D.J. Goldsmith, L. Macan, G. Malone, J.K. Shuttleworth (2007) Sense-Enabled Mixed Reality Museum Exhibitions. 8th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2007) .
T.E. Daniel, S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura. (2006) Towards a Trusted Compiler for a Query Language for Wireless Sensor Networks. 2nd International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation (ISOLA'06). 15-19 November 2006, Cyprus.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, R.J. Low (2006) ICODE: Enabling the Static Checking of Programs and Their Documentation. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC2006), Pages 121—128. ACM Press, October 2006, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.
S. Mount, R.M. Newman, E. Gaura, and J. Kemp. (2006) SenSor: an Algorithmic Simulator for Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of Eurosensors 20, Volume II, Pages 400-411, September 2006, Gothenburg, Sweden.
A. Woodcock, J. Burns, E. Gaura, R.M. Newman, S. Mount. (2006) Daisies on Mars: Disseminating Scientific Information to Unmotivated Audiences. In Proceedings of IEA 2006, 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, July 2006, Maastricht.
J. Burns, A. Woodcock, E. Gaura, R.M. Newman, S. Mount. (2006) Daisies on Mars: Disseminating Scientific Information by use of Developmental Animation. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2006, July 2006, London.
R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura, S.N.I. Mount. (2006) The Myth and Reality of Wireless Sensor Networks: Designing Optimally Redundant Networks. IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA 2006). June 25-29, 2006, Luoyang, China.
M.P. Allen, E.I. Gaura, R.M. Newman and S.N.I. Mount. (2006) Experimental Localization with MICA2 Motes. In Proceedings of Nanotech 2006 Conference, May 2006, Boston, ISBN 0-9767985-8-1. Chapter 4 - Sensors & Systems, pp 435--440.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura, A.R. Beresford, S.R. Dolan, M. Allen. (2005) Trove: a Physical Game Running on an ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Network. In Proceedings of the Conference on Smart Objects and Ambient Intelligence (SoC-EuSAI). Grenoble, France. October 2005.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura. (2005) Sensorium Games: Usability Considerations for Pervasive Gaming. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM Press, September 2005, Coventry, UK. pp 146--150.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, R.J. Low. (2005) Checking Marked-Up Documentation for Site-Specific Standards. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM Press, September 2005, Coventry, UK. pp 76--79.
Andree Woodcock, John Burns, Sarah Mount, Robert Newman, Elena Gaura (2005) Animating Pervasive Computing. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM Press, September 2005, Coventry, UK. pp 116-122
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, S.R. Lakin, R.J. Low, E.I. Gaura. (2005) ASQue: an Agent Communication Language for ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of 31st Annual Euromicro Conference, August 2005. Porto, Portugal, 2005. pp 404--411
S.N.I. Mount, J. Williamson, E.I. Gaura, R.M. Newman. (2005) On Integrating Departmental Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum. In Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy for Information and Computer Sciences, York, UK, August 2005.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, and E.I. Gaura. (2005) A Simulation Tool for System Services in ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech'05), Vol. 3, Ch. 7, pp 423-426. Anaheim, California, USA, May 2005.
R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura, J. Tabor, and S. Mount. (2005) A Realistic Dream - a Top-Down Feasibility Study for MEMS Planetary exploration. In Proceedings of NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech'05). Vol. 3, Ch. 7, pp 367-370. Anaheim, California, USA, May 2005.
R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura, S.N.I. Mount. (2005) Software Engineering for Pervasive Computing. In Proceedings of the Software Engineering Symposium. pp 12-20. Bankok, Thailand, April 2005.
John Burns, Elena Gaura, Sarah Mount, Robert Newman and Andree Woodcock. (2005) Delivering Difficult Concepts Using Visual Representations. In Contemporary Ergonomics, pp120-124, Edited by Philip D. Bust and Paul T. McCabe. Published by Taylor & Francis, London, UK. ISBN 0415374480.
S.N.I. Mount, R.M. Newman, R.J. Low, and A. Mycroft. (2004) Exstatic: A Generic Static Checker Applied to Documentation Systems. In Proceedings of the 22nd annual international conference on Design of Communication, pages 52-57. ACM Press, September 2004.
Refereed workshop papers
T.E. Daniel, R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura, S.N.I. Mount (2007) Complex Query Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks. 2nd ACM Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (PM2HW2N2007). October 22nd-22th 2007. Chania, Crete Island, Greece.
M. Allen, E. Gaura, R. Newman, S. Mount. (2006) Experimental Ranging with MICA2 Motes, In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks, RealWSN '06, June 2006.
R.M. Newman, E.I. Gaura, J. Tabor, S.N.I. Mount. (2005) Hardware Architectural Assessments for Cogent Sensors - Requirements Derived from a Planetary Exploration Scenario. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop in Networked Sensing Systems, San Diego, California, USA, June 2005. pp 113--118
S.R. Lakin, S.N.I. Mount, and R.M. Newman. (2004) Communication in ad-hoc Networks or: CORBA Considered Harmful. In Workshop on Building Software for Pervasive Computing at the 19th annual ACM Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA'04), Vancouver, Canada, October 2004.