IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Understanding Campus Life Through Considerate Data Gathering

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    • Thursday November 5, 2015
      2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Institute for People and Technology, 75 5th Street NW, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Summary Sentence: The Thursday Think Tank is a weekly gathering of the IPaT community to brainstorm about research, and stay informed about the work that everyone is doing. Come interact with colleagues and engage on topics of shared interest.

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  • Munmun de Choudhury Munmun de Choudhury
  • Gregory Abowd Gregory Abowd
Moderators: Gregory Abowd, Professor, Georgia Tech College of Computing and Munmun de Choudhury, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing 

Abstract: A few years ago, Andrew Campbell from Dartmouth started the StudentLife project as an experiment to see if relevant aspects of undergraduate and graduate life, such as mental health and academic performance, could be correlated or even predicted by evidence of the digital footprint of those students as they lived their daily lives. In addition to providing a valuable data set for activity recognition in ubiquitous computing, this project has inspired a lot of researchers to think more boldly about a university campus as a testbed for understanding wellness. Together with Dartmouth University, Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, we at Georgia Tech are interested in extended the seminal work of StudentLife. We are proposing the project CampusLife as a logical extension, which aims to collect data from relevant subsets of a campus community through their interactions with mobile and wearable technology, social media and the environment itself (through IoT instrumentation). What drives this project is both a human goal of understanding wellness for an important population (young adults) as well as how one can perform such experimentation and address the significant security and privacy challenges. We invite everyone from the Georgia Tech community to join for a conversation with the lead researchers from these four universities to help influence the directions of this nascent effort. 

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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  • Created By: Alyson Key
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  • Created On: Oct 20, 2015 - 8:53am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:17pm