TWeD Talk: Context Modelling as a Service

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Website: TWeD Talk: Context Modelling as a Service
When: March 19 2014
Where: Winslow 1140, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
"There's always something happening Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!"

TWed Talk: Weds, 19 Mar (7p, Winslow 1140)
TITLE: "Context Modelling as a Service"
LEADER: Yu "Momo" Chen

Please join us TOMORROW (19 Mar) as Tetherless Ph.D. student Yu "Momo" Chen leads us in a discussion of some of his current work investigating context modeling as a service.

ABSTRACT: In this talk Yu Chen will discuss some of his current research on context modeling as a service. As more and more portable devices, e.g. mobile phones, are equipped with sensors, there is a huge potential in understanding what can be revealed from patterns in the sensor data, as it is expected to be highly correlated to human activities and behaviors. However, this sensor data is not easy or intuitive to analyze, especially as the noisy time series data requires both intensive heuristics and mathematical analysis to reflect the real significance of the raw data. Based on his research, Yu argues that a web service that can be delegated by any application that interacts with sensors will be of great interest. In this talk, Yu will discuss work he has done that helps move this idea forward.

BIOGRAPHY: Yu Chen is a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science. His interests includes mobile sensor data analysis and context modeling using a combination of techniques such as machine learning, signal processing, language modeling etc.


TWed Logistics (Spring 2014):
  • TWed schedule
  • 7p-8p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)
  • We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader availability and Institute scheduling.
  • Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks will usually be available via ustream
  • An archive of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct links can be found in the schedule (below)
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
About TWed:
  • "TWed" is the Tetherless World Educational Series
  • "TWed Talks" are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • "TWed Hackspaces" during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.