IEEE SECON 2013 Keynote
Andrew T. Campbell
Professor of Computer Science
The Rise of Mobile Sensing and the End of the Smartphone Era
Today smartphones are woven into the fabric of our lives. By incorporating sensors into smartphones and by pushing intelligence to the phone it is now feasible to continuously collect sensor data at societal scale to make reliable inferences about people, communities and populations in terms of human behavior, surroundings and life patterns. The emergence of smartphone sensing has significant implications across a wide variety of fields such as mhealth, gaming, social networks, and social and behavioral sciences. However, smartphones are now morphing into glasses, watches and other wearable consumer devices. This sea change will create an explosion of new sensing applications over the next decade and the word "smartphone" -- one of the most commonly used words in the world today -- will become as anachronistic as the Sony Walkman. In this talk, I will discuss a number of smartphone sensing applications and ponder the future of mobile sensing.
Andrew T. Campbell is a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, where he leads the smartphone sensing group. His group developed a number of early sensing applications for smartphones and is currently focused on turning the everyday smartphone into a cognitive phone. Andrew received his Ph.D. in computer science (1996) from Lancaster University, England and the NSF Career Award (1999) for his research in programmable wireless networks. Before joining Dartmouth, he was a tenured associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia University (1996-2005). Prior to that, he spent ten years in the software industry in the US and Europe leading the development of operating systems and wireless networks. Andrew has been a technical program chair of a number of conferences in his area including ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc and ACM SenSys; also, he co-chaired the NSF sponsored workshop on pervasive computing at scale. Andrew spent his sabbatical year (2003-2004) at the computer laboratory, Cambridge University, as an UK EPSRC visiting fellow, and fall 2009 as a visiting professor at the University of Salamanca, Spain.