Three peer reviewed conference papers are accepted for publication in the the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications (COMPSAC), 2017. This year the conference is taking place in Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy from July 4 to 8. The title and the first author of the accepted papers are listed below-
1. A Novel Framework to Recognize Complex Human Activity, Md. Osman Gani
2. A novel real-time non-invasive hemoglobin level detection using video images from smartphone camera, GM Tanimul Ahsan
3. A Novel Technique of Noninvasive Hemoglobin Level Measurement Using HSV Value of Fingertip Image, Md. Kamrul Hasan
Marquette University’s 136th Commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Ubicomp Lab member Md. Osman Gani joined the commencement this year. Gani was awarded his doctorate degree. Congratulations Dr. to Gani! He will be joining Miami University Ohio in Fall 2017 as a visiting assistant professor.
Best of luck to all the graduates and have a wonderful future ahead!
This year at the Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC) was held in Atlanta GA. Ubicomp Lab had two papers and one poster accepted in the conference. Congratulations to all!
Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, along with Ivor D. Addo, Jahangir A. Majumder, Md. Kamrul Hasan, Tanvir Roushan and Amit K. Saha attended COMPSAC in June 2016.
Co-inventor of Ethernet and formulator of Metcalfe’s Law Robert Metcalfe gave a keynote speech this year. Jahangir A. Majumder was awarded a certificate of appreciation from IEEE Computer Society.
Here are some photos-
Md. Kamrul Hasan presenting his research findings on Big Data
Roushan and Hasan pose with Robert Melancton after keynote session
Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed presenting his paper
Marquette University’s 135th Commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 22. Seven Ubicomp Lab members joined the commencement this year. Congratulations to all the graduates! Among the graduates Ferdaus Kawsar and Jahangir Alam Majumder received their doctoral degree. Here is the photo. Five masters students were among the class of 2016. Congratulations to ABM Kowser Patwary, Nadiyah Johnson, Ola Claire Bangole, Taskina Fayezeen and Mohammad Kaykobad. Here is a photo of all the graduates.
Best of luck everyone for the wonderful future ahead!
A collaboration between Ubicomp Lab, the Dryhootch Project and the Medical College of Wisconsin was recently presented on WISN (Channel 12 News). The project featured was a smartphone application designed to help identify problems veterans may be facing after returning to civilian life.
The article explains the application as follows:
“Engineers at Marquette University partnered with Dryhootch and the Medical College of Wisconsin to create a smartphone app that will help reach military veterans on their level. It is being designed to ask daily questions that can help an assigned human mentor spot issues early on.
“We needed to develop something where we talk to them in their own language,” Reynolds said.
She said the group’s mission is to create an app that can reach a veteran 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Zeno Franco of the Medical College and Dr. Iqbal Ahamed of Marquette University are working on the project.
“It’s the technology, plus the Dryhootch run Pure Mentor Program brought together in a single package, and we think that’s a much more powerful approach,” Franco said.”
A video and full article relating to this project can be found here.
Ubicomp lab member Ivor Addo recently attended this years’ Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems Conference, in order to present his paper “PriSN: A Privacy Protection Framework for Healthcare Social Networking Sites.”
Ivor has made two other trips earlier this year to present papers. One trip was to the 3rd International Conference on Mobile Services earlier this year to present his paper, “A Reference Architecture for Improving Security and Privacy in Internet of Things Applications.” The other trip was to the 23rd IEEE Internationa Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication to present his paper “Applying Affective Feedback to Reinforcement Learning in ZOEI, a Comic Humanoid Robot.”
Ubicomp Lab member Drew Williams has recently been awarded a $10,000 scholarship on behalf of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Intel Foundation. This competitive award is only given to 5 students a year.
Lab members Nadiyah Johnson and Melih Bilen were interviewed recently for ProjectMED, a project with the goal of raising interest in science and research careers amongst middle and high school students. The video of the interview will be shown on the AAMC’s Youtube channel. Congratulations!
A link to the special will be provided when it airs.
This year at the Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Ubicomp Lab had two papers and one workshop paper accepted. Congratulations to all!
Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed will be attending COMPSAC on behalf of the lab this year.
Ubicomp Lab members Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Ferdaus Kawsar, Mohammad Adibuzzaman and Ubicomp Lab alumni Md Uddin and Munirul M. Haque were nominated for a Best Paper Award at the 2014 Pervasive Health Conference for their work “Findings of Mobile based Palliative Care System: Towards a Generic Framework for Measuring QoL.” Congratulations!
PerCom 2014 was held in Oldenburg, Germany and was sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Association for Computing Machinery.