UTCS Colloquia - Anthony LaMarca/Intel, "Context Awareness: Enabling Personal Devices to Sense, infer and improve the User Life", ACES 2.302 with reception to follow

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Nov 2, 2011 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquia

Speaker/Affiliation: An

thony LaMarca/Intel

Talk Audience: CS Undergraduate Students, C

S Graduate Students, CS Faculty

Date/Time: Wednesday, November
2, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.302 with reception to fo

llow in the Connector Lobby

Host: UTCS

Talk Title: &q

uot;Context Awareness: Enabling Personal Devices to Sense, Infer and Impr

ove the User Life"

Talk Abstract: Today''s smart phones an

d other personal devices have the sensing and computational capacity to pe

rceive many things about a user''s physical context. This context informat

ion is a key enabler for new high-value applications and services across a
variety of domains. This talk will describe our work in context awareness
with a focus on location and activity detection. This talk will also disc

uss both near-term research opportunities as well as promising approaches

to help context-awareness reach the elusive goal of low power consumption

, high accuracy and high coverage. Finally, this talk will introduce the

goals and challenges of the new multi-university Intel Science and Technol

ogy Center for Pervasive Computing.

Speaker Bio: Anthony LaMarc

a is a principal engineer in Intel Lab''s Wireless Communication Lab. His r

esearch interests include location and sensing technologies, distributed c

omputing, and mobile computing. He worked for a decade in the Intel resear

ch lab in Seattle, spending five years as the Associate Director of the la

b and is now co-leading the new Intel Science and Technology Center for Per

vasive Computing. He has a BS in computer science from the University of Ca

lifornia at Berkeley and an MS and PhD in computer science from the Univers

ity of Washington. He can be contacted at anthony [dot] lamarca [at] intel [dot] com.