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LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR: Small but mighty data: what mobile devices can tell about us

Monday 12 March: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Mobile devices are often with us 24/7. Intuitively, we understand these mobile companions must know a lot about our interests and friends but sensors embedded in these devices offer a incredibly rich window into the lives of individuals and society as a whole. Is this information reliable? For what and how can this be used? How can we exploit it while respecting user privacy? Cecilia Mascolo, Professor of Mobile Systems, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this technology that is revolutionizing the future of a wide variety of domains ranging from health care to how cities function.

Cecilia Mascolo is a mother of a teenage daughter. She is also Full Professor of Mobile Systems in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK, a Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science in London. Prior joining Cambridge in 2008, she was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. She holds a PhD from the University of Bologna. Her research interests are in human mobility modelling, mobile and sensor systems and networking and spatio-temporal data analysis.

She has published in a number of top tier conferences and journals in the area and her investigator experience spans projects funded by Research Councils and industry. She has received numerous best paper awards and in 2016 was listed in “10 Women in Networking /Communications You Should Know”. She has served as an organizing and programme committee member of mobile, sensor systems, networking, data science conferences and workshops. She has delivered a number of keynote talks at conferences and workshops in the area of mobility, data science, pervasive computing and systems. She sits on the editorial boards of IEEE Pervasive Computing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and ACM Transactions on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies.

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