I lead the Internet of Things Research Activity at Bell Laboratories
and working within the field of Pervasive Computing Distributed Systems, and Data Analytics. My team at Antwerp, and Dublin is primarily exploring how wireless network can be used as a platform to model human behavior and to design future connected services.
The team borrows tenets from Social Psychology, learns from Behavioral Economics and applies Computer Science methods to design human centered applications in three areas: Enterprise, Urban City and Lifestyle. I am extremely privileged to lead and work with some of the brightest people in the UbiComp research. To learn more about my team members and our current projects please visit my teams page
Personally, I am interested in exploring human-centered approaches to build software systems that substantially improve user experience. My methodological stance is at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and System and Network Technologies. Some of the keywords of my research include: Internet of Things, Network Sensing, Behavior Modeling, Physical Analytics, Distributed Middleware, and Smart Objects. I am a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, hold 15+ patents, organised and chaired numerous conferences and authored 90+ publications. I have a PhD in Computer Science from Waseda University
, Japan and have worked before at Lancaster University
, UK and at Nokia Research Center