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Published: Sep 19, 2012 3:00:00 PM
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Santosh Kumar, associate professor of computer science and Faudree professor at the University of Memphis, will present “Mobile Measurement of Behavioral and Social Health at Population Scale” on Monday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in 235 Broun Hall. His lecture is part of Auburn University’s Wireless Engineering fall seminar series.
Kumar will discuss how mobile phones can be used to help individuals monitor daily behaviors such as diet and exercise. He will introduce a project called AutoSense, a suite of wearable sensors that collect multiple physiological indices of stress and addictive behavior, such as respiration and alcohol. AutoSense is complemented by software on a mobile phone that collects measurements from the sensors, processes them to derive behavioral inferences, and uses those behavioral events to solicit self-reports on the phone.
Kumar earned his doctorate in computer science and engineering from The Ohio State University in 2006. He has been named one of America’s ten most brilliant scientists under the age of 38 by Popular Science magazine for leading the development of the AutoWitness burglar tracking system, as well as the AutoSense system.