RESEARCH STAY AT UC3M: COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
PROJECT: The explosive growth of mobile devices (i.e., smartphones) made this technology probably the fastest adopted one by the human kind, while its pervasiveness is part of our daily experience. These devices, that about a decade ago provided just voice-based communication, have nowadays been enriched with seamless sensing capabilities---such as an accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, GPS, microphone, and camera. The capillary diffusion of such devices, together with their sensing capabilities, is enabling new classes of applications across a wide variety of domains, such as healthcare, social networks, safety, environmental monitoring, and transportation.Such applications leverage both the low-level sensor data as well as the high-level events (for instance, context and activities inferred from mobile phone sensor data).This emergent phenomenon is giving rise to a new area of research called mobile phone sensing or human-based sensing (HBS). Within this context, the goal of this research project is to provide rigorous and fundamental results related to Privacy issues inherently conveyed by HBS Systems.
Stay Period: FEB 12 - JUL 12