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.
Ubicomp Lab members Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Ferdaus Kawsar, Niharika Jain, Mohammad Adibuzzaman and Ubicomp Lab alumnus Munirul M. Haque have been awarded the Best Paper Award of the 2013 Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS) Conference for their paper “Towards in situ affect detection in mobile devices: a multimodal approach.” Congratulations!
RACS 2013 was sponsored by ACM SIGAPP and held in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Lab member Ferdaus Kawsar recently received a travel grant towards attending the 2014 Association for Information Systems Conference (AMCIS), located in Savannah, Georgia. This year, the theme of the conference is smart and sustainable information systems technology.
He will be presenting a paper entitled “Barriers for Breast Cancer Patients in Rural Bangladesh: Design and Deployment of a Mobile based Solution.”
Lab member Jahangir Alam Majumder has recently received the Jobling Fellowship ($800) in recognition of his fantastic performance during the 2013-2014 school year from the Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science at Marquette University.
In addition, Jahangir has also received the 2013-2014 Teaching Assistant of The Year Award, also presented to him by the department.