News and Updates

  • Paper titled "ERICA: Enabling Real-time Mistake Detection & Corrective Feedback for Free-Weights Exercises" accepted and presented at ACM Sensys'20. Congrats Meera, Darshana and Koon Han!
  • Papers titled "Robust, Fine-Grained Occupancy Estimation via Combined Camera & WiFi Indoor Localization" & "Jointly Optimizing Sensing Pipelines for Multimodal Mixed Reality Interaction" accepted at IEEE MASS'20. Congrats Anuradha & Darshana!
  • Paper titled "Gesture-Enhanced Comprehension of Ambiguous Human-to-Robot Instructions" accepted at ACM ICMI'20. Congrats Dulanga & Tuan!
  • Delivered Keynote Talks on the topic of "Collaborative Machine Intelligence" at the following events: (a) CML-IoT'20 Workshop@Ubicomp; (b) IEEE SmartComp 2020; and (c) HDR-Nets 2020 Workshop@ICNP.

Hiring Opportunities/ Announcements

I'm looking for researchers and engineers as follows:

  • 1 Ph.D. student, starting Aug 2021, in the broad areas of: (i) wearable & IoT sensing; or (ii) multi-modal fusion for human-robot collaboration.
  • Research engineers for (a) project on "optimized ML for human-robot collaboration" [1] and (c) project on "ultra-low energy wearables & sensing"[1].

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

  • Vice Provost (Research), SMU, 07/2020-current
  • Director, Center for Applied Smart-Nation Analytics (CASA), 09/2016-current
  • Deputy Director, Living Analytics Research Center (LARC), 09/2010-current:

Past Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean (Research), SIS, 06/2015-06/2020
  • Director, LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform, 04/2012-03/2019:


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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