News and Updates

  • (IMWUT) Papers titled "Predicting Episodes of Non-Conformant Mobility in Indoor Environments" & "Performance Characterization of Deep Learning Models for Breathing-based Authentication on Resource-Constrained Devices" accepted for publication in IMWUT. Congrats Kasthuri and Jagmohan!
  • (Keynotes) Recently delivered the following Keynote talks: (1) "Tracking & Predicting Mobility for Smart Campus Services" at ACM BuildSys 2018; (2) "The Role of Individual & Aggregated Urban Mobility in Smart City Services" at PURBA 2018; (3) "Coupling IoT & Wearable Systems for Next-Gen Pervasive Computing" at ICMU 2018.
  • 4 Papers recently presented at Ubicomp'18 and ISWC'18: (a) "The Role of Urban Mobility in Retail Business Survival" (Kasthuri+ Univ. of Cambridge researchers); (b) "Smartwatch-based Early Gesture Detection & Trajectory Tracking for Interactive Gesture-Driven Applications (Vu); (c) Obfuscation At-Source: Privacy in Context-Aware Mobile Crowd-Sourcing (Thivya)' (d) I4S: : Capturing Shopper's In-store Interactions" being presented (Sougata). Congrats to all!
  • Paper on "Exploiting the Inter-dependency of Land Use and Mobility for Applications in Urban Planning" received the Best Paper Award at PURBA'18. Congrats Kasthuri and Andrew!

Hiring Opportunities/ Announcements

I'm looking for researchers and engineers as follows:

  • Ph.D. students (1-2), starting Jan 2019, in the broad areas of: (i) wearable & IoT sensing and (ii) distributed/edge analytics.
  • Research engineers/post-doc (1) for project on "IoT sensing & analytics for energy-efficient smart buildings" and (2) for project on "ultra-low energy wearables & sensing"

I'm helping organize the WristSense 2019 workshop at IEEE Percom'2019. Pls. consider attending the workshop for the latest on wearable-related systems!

About Me

I am a Professor in the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. My primary research interests are in the areas of:

  • Mobile & Wearable Sensing & Computing,
  • Urban & Socio-Physical Analytics
  • Smart City Services and Applications.

Prior to joining SMU, I spent over a decade as an industrial researcher, including stints as: a Senior Scientist at Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ (2008-2010), Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY (2001-2008) and Research Scientist at Bellcore, Morristown, NJ (2001-2008).

Current Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean (Research), 06/2015-current
  • Director, Center for Applied Smart-Nation Analytics (CASA), 09/2016-current
  • Director, LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform, 04/2012-current:
  • Deputy Director, Living Analytics Research Center (LARC), 09/2010-current:


Ph.D. -- Aug 1994 - May 2000 University of Maryland at College Park

MS -- Aug 1994 - Aug 1996 University of Maryland at College Park

BS -- Aug 1989 - May 1993 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

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