I lead the Internet of Things Research Activity at Bell Laboratories
and working within the field of Distributed Systems, Data Analytics, and Pervasive Computing. My team is primarily focusing on three research topics - i) Creating a Gateway Free Clouldlet Driven System for Large Scale Distributed IoT applications, ii) Creating a Real World Search Engine for IoT enabled World and iii) Creating User Behaviour Models from Differential Network Traces (Residential, Mobile, Device, Travel, etc) and then applying those models with correct UX to support better decision making in four application areas : Smart City, Building Management, Elderly Management, and Lifestyle Management.
Personally, I am interested in exploring human-centered approaches to build software systems that substantially improve user experience. I have a keen interest in understanding what aspects of system infrastructure can be part of the user experience and what design and interaction rationales lead to such system. My methodological stance is at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and System and Network Technologies. Some of the keywords of my research include: Distributed Middleware, Smart Objects, Internet of Things, Activity and Mobility Modeling. I have a PhD in Computer Science from Waseda University
, Japan and have worked before at Lancaster University
, UK and at Nokia Research Center