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Embedded systems have become pervasive in everyday life and have largely decentralized computing onto distributed devices. These heterogeneous devices, from sensor networks to mobile phone systems, each has different sensing and communication capabilities. Given their wide distribution and deployment, together they can be used in a large range of applications, ranging from assisted living and home monitoring, to city traffic management and emergency response. One common challenge for these applications is the need for context that cannot be reliably obtained from just static, personal, or controlled mobile sensors. My research focuses on distributed sensing and processing in/between these heterogeneous systems. As a part of this effort, we are developing a new controlled mobile sensor network platform, which provides a new dimension to future applications.