Who moved my cheese: Engineering Smart farms, grids and AI

Episode Summary

Dr Hadis Karmipour Director of the Smart-Cyber-Physcial Systems Lab joins us to talk about research and diversity in engineering and security for the cyber-physical systems that deliver us power, farm our food and increasingly service our modern world.

Episode Notes

About Our Guest

The Smart CyberPhysical Systems Lab


Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Yazdinejad, A., Zolfaghari, B., Azmoodeh, A., Dehghantanha, A., Karimipour, H., Fraser, E., ... & Duncan, E. (2021). A Review on Security of Smart Farming and Precision Agriculture: Security Aspects, Attacks, Threats and Countermeasures. Applied Sciences, 11(16), 7518.

You can watch their video for farmers here:


The book "who moved my cheese?" is a good read if you would like to consider change and how to adapt. Everything is going to be connected to the internet and the cheese is going to move.

I wanted to add a note of clarification here, I asked if Dr Karimipour had been toughened by her experiences. I said I don't like the term and that's becuase I don't see being 'toughened up' as a positive outcome. If you are forced to change by a situation that is still change by force and if that situation is created by discrimination then that is unacceptable in an equitable society.

I attempted to swap the phrase "a double edged sword" with "every rose has its thorns", I am not sure how well that went but perhaps it will catch one " thorns come with roses ? Something like that perhaps ?

The audio at the start of this episode was again from the Prelinger Archives at, a wonderful resources. Not the music though, that was courtesy of an MPC one, a Korg NTS-1 and a glass of Jamesons.