Tanzeem Choudhury

Associate Professor

Information Science, Cornell University

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 environments.

I received my Ph.D. degree from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As part of my doctoral 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.


Recent news

NYTimeslLogoFeatured in NYTimes Magazine: The Little Voice in Your Head.

CoExisitLogoFast Company's Co.Exist piece on An App That Reads Your Feelings Through Your Voice

CornellLogoOur work featured on Cornell Chronicle Monitoring mental health from your pocket

PopTechlogo Presented our work on Voice Patterns: How can mobile phones improve people's lives?

NYTimeslLogoOur work on NeuralPhone featured in NYTimes Magazine: The Cyborg in Us All.

Ubicomp_2011Enabling Large-scale Human Activity Inference on Smartphones using Community Similarity Networks (CSN) paper nominated for best paper.

CornellLogoAs 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.

SmartPlanetLogo SmartPlanet Interview: With People Aware Machines, Human Behavior Benefits

NewScientistLogo Write-up about Jigsaw continous sensing engine Smartphone app monitors your everymove

EarthSky Earthsky Interview: Cellphone apps to track our health

PopTechlogo Selected an one of the PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows

NSFlogo New NSF EAGER grant funded.  Brain-Mobile Interfaces: Exploratory Research into the Development of Networked NeuroPhones  with Prof. Campbell and Prof. Raizada.

ACMlogo New SenSys 2010 paper titled The Jigsaw Continuous Sensing Engine for Mobile phone Applications -- joint work with Mobile Sensor Group

PAClogoNew brain mobile interface project with Prof. Campbell and Prof. Raizada. Check out the recentc write-up and the NeuroPhone video

AAAIlogo  New AAAI 2010 papers --

  • Discovering Long Range Properties of Social Networks with Multi-Valued Time-Inhomogeneous Models (oral + poster)
  • Community-Guided Learning: Exploiting Mobile Sensor Users to Model Human Behavior (oral)

ACMlogo New MobiSys 2010 paper titled Darwin Phones: The Evolution of Sensing and Inference on Mobile Phones -- joint work with Mobile Sensor Group 

PAClogo People-Aware Computing group's webpage is up!

 TEDlogo   Selected as one of the  TEDIndia 2009 Fellows

Senatelogo 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

NAE New video and Technology Review article on Soundsense - joint work with Sensorlab

Slashdotlogo SoundSense slashdotted. Cell Phones That Learn the Sounds of Your Life

NSFlogo Recipient of National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER)

TR35logo Named one of MIT Technology Review's TR 35 for 2008: Top 35 innovators under the age of 35

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