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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future


Mobile sensing for mobile health and well being: Challenges and applications

With the advent of powerful and inexpensive sensing technology the ability to study human behaviour and activity at large scale and for long periods is becoming a firm reality. Wearables and mobile devices further allow continuous monitoring at unprecedented granularities. This reality generates new challenges but also opens the door to potentially innovative ways of understanding our daily lives. The range of devices and apps released as products in recent years for both medical and general fitness has led to user interest in tracking activity with increased accuracy: this not only revealed the potential of this domain but also highlighted challenges and limitations. In this talk I will discuss our experience in large mobile sensor deployments and analytics in the areas of health and well being (with example of mood tracking, dementia behaviour tracking, smoke cessation, face to face interaction analytics).

I will discuss challenges and opportunities at the system, data analytics and inference level and our potential future directions and options. 

Cecilia MascoloCecilia Mascolo

Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

Cecilia Mascolo is a mother of a teenage daughter. She is also Full Professor of Mobile Systems in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, where is Director of the Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented Intelligence. Prior joining Cambridge in 2008, she has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. Her research interests are in human mobility modelling, mobile and sensor systems and networking and spatio-temporal data analysis. She has published in a number of top tier conferences and journals in the area and her investigator experience spans projects funded by Research Councils and industry. She has received numerous best paper awards and in 2016 was listed in “10 Women in Networking /Communications You Should Know”.  She has served as organizing and programme committee member of mobile, sensor systems, networking, data science conferences and workshops. She has delivered a number of keynote talks at conferences and workshops in the area of mobility, data science, pervasive computing and systems. She sits on the editorial boards of IEEE Pervasive Computing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and ACM Transactions on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. 

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