Together with MAKI, CROSSING and the Research Training Group Privacy & Trust, we cordially invite you to the Ruzena Bajcsy Lecture on Communications and Resilience with professor Cecilia Mascolo and the award ceremony of the Female Student Travel Award 2022 on July 14 from 4:15 pm. Zoom-Link

Ruzena Bajcsy Lecture

In the Ruzena Bajcsy Lecture at 4:15 p.m., Professor Cecilia Mascolo from the University of Cambridge will give a talk on “Wear-to-compute? Challenges of wearable computing for health.”

Cecilia Mascolo is Professor of Mobile Systems in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge and heads the Mobile Systems Research Laboratory. She is also co-director for the Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented Intelligence and holds an ERC Advanced Research Grant. Her research interests are in the study of mobile systems, the learning from their data offline and on device and their applications, especially in terms of mobile health.

Wearable devices are becoming pervasive in our lives, from smart watches measuring our heart rate to wearables for the ear accompanying us in every virtual meeting. These devices are becoming, in theory, very good proxies for human behaviour. Yet, making the inference from the raw sensor data to individuals’ behaviour remains difficult.

In this talk I will discuss where commercial systems have gotten to today and highlight the open challenges that these technologies still face before they can be trusted health measurement proxies. Namely, the ability to work in the wild, the sensitivity of the data versus centralisation of computation, the uncertainty of the prediction over the data.

I will use examples from my group’s ongoing research on on-device machine learning, “earable” sensing and uncertainty estimation for health application in collaboration with epidemiologists and clinicians.

Female Student Travel Award 2022 Ceremony

Following the talk, the Female Student Travel Award 2022 from emergenCITY, MAKI, CROSSING, and the RTG Privacy & Trust will be presented to our awardees at 5:15 pm. The award recognizes outstanding female students in computer science, electrical engineering, and information technology. Our awardees will receive prize money to attend a conference that provides excellent networking opportunities for women researchers in computer science and engineering. We are already looking forward to announcing the award winners.