Anthony Rowe is an Assistant Research Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Rowe has a broad set of research interests that include real-time systems, operating systems, light-weight computer vision and robotics. He is particularly interested in how we should design systems that interact directly with the environment where poor performance, unanticipated results and failure can be catastrophic. In the spirit of systems research he likes to design, implement and evaluate systems in order to truly understand them.
Recently, Rowe's work has focused on the development of large-scale sensor networks that are energy-efficient and provide real-time properties. He sees sensor networking as a practical mechanism for bringing contextual information and new abilities to the already numerous embedded systems that surround us.