MSE Research Project Database

Smartphones for science

Project Leader: Vassilis Kostakos
Staff: Jorge Goncalves, Eduardo Velloso, Greg Wadley
Student: Chu Luo, Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Niels van Berkel
Primary Contact: Vassilis Kostakos (
Keywords: data mining; mobile phones; sensor networks; ubiquitous computing
Disciplines: Computing and Information Systems
Domains: Networks and data in society

This project seeks to develop software to enable modern smartphones to become valuable scientific instruments. Specifically, we aim to make it easy for non-technical scientists to collect sensor data from smartphones, as well as questionnaire and opinion data. Our tools are developed to support large-scale global experiments. A number of international collaborators are involved in this project.

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We are working on making smartphones into valuable scientific instruments