Guest Speaker: Archan Misra
LiveLabs: Who, Where, What and When in Urban Public Spaces
This talk will describe various research related to “urban mobile analytics and applications”, which utilizes crowd-scale smartphone sensor data to extract near-real time insights about individual and collective behavior in urban public spaces. A major part of this research is being conducted using LiveLabs, a unique urban behavioral testbed effort that (a) collects real-time context from several thousands of real-word users in multiple public places (e.g., campus, airport, shopping malls) in Singapore and then (b) supports easy testing of context-based applications and services. Besides sharing LiveLabs-related research on large-scale mobile analytics (e.g., queuing analytics, group detection and adaptive indoor localization) and insights gained from the real-world data, I will describe ongoing research for a couple of novel industry-driven applications: (a) in-store shopper intent monitoring and (b) large-scale mobile crowd-tasking.
Archan Misra is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Singapore Management University (SMU), and a Director of the LiveLabs research center at SMU. Over the past 16 years (as part of his previous jobs with IBM Research and Telcordia Technologies), he has worked extensively in the areas of mobile systems, wireless networking and pervasive computing, and is a co-author on papers that received the Best Paper awards in EUC 2008, ACM WOWMOM 2002 and IEEE MILCOM 2001. Archan’s broad research interests lie in the areas of pervasive computing & mobile systems, with a current focus on utilizing mobile sensing to understand human lifestyle-driven activities in urban spaces. He is presently an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the Elsevier Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing and chaired the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC) from 2005-2007. Archan holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.