[July 11th, 2017] Congrats to Rachael Purta on her paper entitled “Estimating Dining Hall Usage Using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons” that was accepted to the UbiMi workshop at Ubicomp 2017.
(May 10, 2017) Congrats to Chris Poellabauer’s student Sudip Vhaduri who led the efforts on a NetSense-based full paper for IEEE UIC (IEEE Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing 2017). The paper entitled “Discovering Places of Interest Using Sensor Data from Smartphones and Wearables” focuses on location clustering and leveraging nearby devices for improved location information. The paper draws from our past NetSense work using Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS data. A nice work top off a fantastic PhD proposal earlier in the week by Sudip.
S. Vhaduri, C. Poellabauer, A. Striegel, O. Lizardo and D. Hachen, “Discovering Places of Interest Using Sensor Data from Smartphones and Wearables,” to appear in Proc. of IEEE UIC (Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing), 2017.
(February 24th, 2017) Our paper entitled “Exploring Compliance: Observations from a Large Scale Fitbit Study” to SocialSens 2017 received a notification that it is accepted. The paper is a joint work across much of the collaborating faculty with the NetHealth study. Louis Faust served as the lead author and looked at the relationship of various aspects of compliance and the underlying factors with regards to compliance via various machine learning approaches. Nice work and congrats to Louis on a job well done!
(February 6th, 2017) I did a bit of brief commentary on smartphone addiction and usage for a WSBT interview drawing from our work on the NetSense and NetHealth projects as well as the fantastic work of my colleagues at UC-Irvine (Gloria Mark) and others. The news report entitled “Special Report: Your attachment to your smartphone could be hurting your family” was done by Katlin Connin of WSBT with the interview first appearing on Monday, February 6th in the 6 PM news show.