I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the department of Information Science at Cornell University. I am a member of the People-Aware Computing Lab and I am thrilled to have Professor Tanzeem Choudhury as my advisor. I have also received Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Mobile Computing in 2016. 

My current research focuses on developing novel ubiquitous and mobile health sensing technologies that (1) capture observable low-level physical signals from our bodies and surrounding environments in the form of acoustic and electromagnetic waves, (2) map them to relevant biological and behavioral measurements, and (3) employ a deep understanding of new applied physics theory, signal processing and machine learning techniques to rethink the core physical mechanisms of existing health sensing technologies. My research lies at the intersection of applied physics, signal processing, machine learning, embedded and mobile computing, medicine and health sciences.
News
  • I have accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Computer Science department at UMass Amherst. Look forward to joining my new position from January 2018! 
  • Our ACM MobiSys 2017 workshop proposal is accepted. I look forward to organizing the Workshop on Digital Biomarkers with Dr. Deborah Estrin and Dr. JP Pollak.
  • Our work on Photoacoustic Effect got accepted in SenSys 2016. Look forward to presenting the paper in Stanford, CA (Nov 15th, 9:00am)
  • Received the Best Paper Award from Digital Health 2016 (collocated with WWW 2016) in Montreal, Canada.
  • Feeling honored to receive the Google PhD Fellowship 2016
  • Presented DoppleSleep at Google Mobile Faculty Summit in Oct 2015
  • DoppleSleep paper got Honorable Mention Award (top 5%) in Ubicomp 2015. Really excited to present the paper in Osaka, Japan.
  • DoppleSleep got accepted in Ubicomp 2015 and was covered by MIT Technology Review.
  • Completed my Internship at Microsoft Research (May 26th 2015 to August 14th 2015).
  • Honored to receive the Outstanding Teaching Award 2015 from Information Science, Cornell University.
  • Presented BodyBeat in Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Challenge on March 24th and 25th 2015 at Qualcomm Research in San Diego.
  • Really excited to demo BodyBeat to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Oct 1st 2014.
  • The Wall Street Journal covered our work on BodyBeat.
  • BodyBeat is featured in NewScientist and MIT Technology Review