UC Santa Cruz

jLab in Smart Sensing


The jLab researches wireless sensing and communications systems, with a focus technology that furthers sustainable practices. Our work includes designing novel sensing paradigms for agriculture, inventing techniques for ultra-low power communication in indoor sensor networks, and exploiting non-traditional energy sources, such as microbes, for sustainable sensing.



Recent News


Nov. 18, 2021

Josephson invited to give department seminar at Northwestern University.



The talk, titled "Enabling Sustainable Sensor Networks with Microbe-powered RF Backscatter", is recorded and available here.



Nov 21, 2019

Wireless Soil Moisture Sensing a Finalist at the MIT Research Slam



Our work on wirelessly sensing soil moisture research was a finalist at the MIT Research Slam in Palo Alto, CA.


Nov 11, 2019

Our poster won best poster award at the SenSys '19 N2Women workshop



The poster was titled "Accelerating Data-Driven Agriculture Using Wireless Soil Moisture Sensors".