I direct the People-Aware
Computing group, which works on
developing machine learning techniques for systems that can reason
about human activities, interactions, and social networks in everyday
I received my Ph.D. degree from the Media Laboratory
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As part of my
work, I created the
sociometer and conducted the first experiment that uses mobile sensors
to model social networks, which led to a new field of research referred
to as Reality
Mining. I hold a B.S. in electrical engineering
from the University
of Rochester, and M.S. from the MIT Media Laboratory.
Featured in NYTimes Magazine: The Little Voice in Your Head.
Fast Company's Co.Exist piece on An App That Reads Your Feelings Through Your Voice
Our work featured on Cornell Chronicle Monitoring mental health from your pocket
Presented our work on Voice Patterns: How can mobile phones improve people's lives?
Our work on NeuralPhone featured in NYTimes Magazine: The Cyborg in Us All.
Enabling Large-scale Human Activity Inference on Smartphones using Community Similarity Networks (CSN) paper nominated for best paper.
As of July 1, 2011 I will be joining Cornell as Associate Professor in the Information Science department. I will be part of both Information Science and Computer Science graduate fields and am looking forward to advising students in both departments. I will still be affiliated with the Dartmouth CS department as adjunct faculty.
Write-up about Jigsaw continous sensing engine Smartphone app monitors your everymove
Selected an one of the PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows
New NSF EAGER grant funded. Brain-Mobile Interfaces: Exploratory Research into the Development of Networked NeuroPhones with Prof. Campbell and Prof. Raizada.
New SenSys 2010 paper titled The Jigsaw Continuous Sensing Engine for Mobile phone Applications -- joint work with Mobile Sensor Group
New AAAI 2010 papers --
New MobiSys 2010 paper titled Darwin Phones: The Evolution of Sensing and Inference on Mobile Phones -- joint work with Mobile Sensor Group
People-Aware Computing group's webpage is up!
Selected as one of the TEDIndia 2009 Fellows
My group was invited to present at the US Senate as part of an NSF hosted event on Cyber Physical Systems. Link to our poster and video
New video and Technology Review article on Soundsense - joint work with Sensorlab
SoundSense slashdotted. Cell Phones That Learn the Sounds of Your Life
Recipient of National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER)Named one of MIT Technology Review's TR 35 for 2008: Top 35 innovators under the age of 35