Dr Alex Shenfield joined Sheffield Hallam University in November 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has extensive experience in control systems design and embedded systems, with a particular interest in the development of embedded applications that include network functionality (such as devices for enabling the Internet of Things). Current teaching interests cover many different areas of embedded systems design including embedded computer networks and computer architectures. He also has close ties with industry and is currently supervising one KTP and working on several industrial projects in the fields of embedded systems and embedded control. He has published over a dozen internationally peer-reviewed conference and journal papers in the field of intelligent systems and control.