Denzil Ferreira defends PhD!

Congratulations to Denzil Ferreira who has just defended his PhD. His opponent was Andrew Campbell (Darthmouth College), and his pre-examiners Ceclia Mascolo (University of Cambridge) and Florian Michahelles (ETZ Zurich). Denzil’s thesis was entitled AWARE: A mobile context instrumentation middleware to collaboratively understand human behaviour. You can read more about his thesis in this post. Photo: Denzil (middle) is posing with…

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Studying communities through public displays

Public displays offer communities a window to information. But they also offer researchers a window into understanding communities. Over the past few years, research at the University of Oulu led by the Ubioulu consortium has investigated a number of ways in which public displays can be more than just “displays”. In this article we summarise some of our most exciting…

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CrisisTracker: realtime analysis of Twitter feeds

This feature article by Jakob Rogstadius appeared in the Huffington Post. Effective intervention in humanitarian disasters depends largely on gaining a comprehensive understanding of the situation as a whole so that first responders and aid organizations know where scarce resources are needed most. At the same time, disasters are highly complex, with multiple events occurring simultaneously and information that is difficult…

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