Title: Computational Behavior Modelling for the Internet of Things


The Internet of Things is upon us, and we are observing a monumental effort from the industry and academia to make everything connected. Naturally, to understand the needs of these connected things, we need a better understanding of humans and where, when, and how they interact. This behavioural understanding would help us to create digital services and capabilities that fundamentally change the way we experience our lives. In this talk, I will explore the system and algorithmic challenges in modelling human behaviour. I will discuss how mobile and wearable devices together with the wireless network can be used as a multi-sensory computational platform to learn and infer human behaviour and to design user-centred connected services across Smart Built Environment and Quantified Lifestyle.

Bio of the speaker

Dr Fahim Kawsar leads the Internet of Things research at Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK and holds a Design United Professorship at TU Delft, Netherlands. His current research explores novel algorithms and system design techniques to build transformative multi-sensory systems for disruptive mobile, wearable and IoT services. He borrows tenets from Social Psychology, learns from Behavioural Economics and applies Computer Science methods to drive his research. He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, hold 15+ patents, organised and chaired numerous conferences, (co-)authored 100+ publications and had projects commissioned. He is a former Microsoft Research Fellow and has worked before at Nokia Research, and Lancaster University. His work can be viewed at http://www.fahim-kawsar.net.