STAR Ubicomp 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mentions!

September 15th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Ubicomp 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mentions!

Two STAR papers were chosen as Honorable Mentions for Best Paper awards at Ubicomp 2014! Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Neal, M., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., and Hayes, G.R. et al SensoryPaint: A Multimodal Sensory Intervention for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Proceedings of Ubicomp 2014. Matic, A., Hayes, G.R., Tentori, M., Abdullah, M., and Schuck, S. […]


STAR Ubicomp 2014 Papers

May 1st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Ubicomp 2014 Papers

STAR group members will be presenting two papers at Ubicomp this year: Ringland, K., Zalapa, R., Neal, M., Escobedo, L., Tentori, M., and Hayes, G.R. et al SensoryPaint: A Multimodal Sensory Intervention for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. To Appear in Proc Ubicomp 2014. Matic, A., Hayes, G.R., Tentori, M., Abdullah, M., and Schuck, S. Collective use of […]


Congrats to Sen Hirano on Passing His Phase II Exam!

November 20th, 2013 by STAR | No Comments

Congrats to Sen Hirano on Passing His Phase II Exam!

Congratulations to Sen Hirano on passing his Phase II Exam with the paper “Exploring the Potential for Gas Sensors to Classify Odors in Ubicomp Applications.” “The sense of smell is the primary method many animals use to infer information about their environment. Although human noses are less developed, it is still a sense on which […]


uSmell Poster at Ubicomp 2012

September 8th, 2012 by STAR | No Comments

uSmell Poster at Ubicomp 2012

Sen presented a poster at Ubicomp 2012 this year: uSmell: A Gas Sensor System to Classify Odors in Natural, Uncontrolled Environments Sen Hirano, Khai Truong, Gillian Hayes   Smell can be used to infer context about environments. Previous research primarily has shown that gas sensors can be used to discriminate accurately between odors when used in testing […]


Estrellita: Helping Caregivers and Clinicians of Preterm Infants

November 21st, 2011 by STAR | 1 Comment

Estrellita: Helping Caregivers and Clinicians of Preterm Infants

We are designing, developing, and deploying an innovative and feasible mobile solution for collecting infant and caregiver observations of daily living (ODLs), sharing these data with their clinical providers, and visualizing and summarizing these data for both the parents and clinicians caring for these children. This system, called Estrellita, has been shown to be helpful in preliminary pilot studies, and now we are expanding its capabilities and evaluating Estrellita in a longitudinal field deployment.


Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam

June 26th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam

Project: Visual schedules and choice boards are tools used in current best practices for helping children with autism and other special needs. These non-verbal kids need help communicating their choices, understanding time and activities, and so on. We are working with Windows SmartPhone, Linux small displays, and large touchscreen-enabled platforms to develop solutions that ease […]


Social Compass paper accepted to Ubicomp

June 1st, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Social Compass paper accepted to Ubicomp

Our paper on the design of a mobile tool based on the Social Compass Curriculum was accepted for publication at this year’s Ubicomp conference. The citation and abstract are below…. look for the camera ready version of the paper to show up on our publications page as soon as it is done. Tentori, M. and […]


Paper accepted to Pervasive Health

February 16th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Paper accepted to Pervasive Health

Congratulations to Monica and co-authors for their recent acceptance to Pervasive Health: Gonzalez-Fraga, J., Tentori, M. and Martinez, F. (2010) “Artifacts’ Roaming Beats Recognition for the Estimation of Care Activities in a Nursing Home”, To be presented at  PervasiveHealth (2010), Munchen, Germany, March 22-25


Paper accepted for IEEE Intelligent Systems

February 16th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Paper accepted for IEEE Intelligent Systems

Congratulations to Monica Tentori and co-authors on the acceptance of their paper to IEEE Intelligent Systems. Tentori, M., Rodrigez, M.D and Favela, J. “An agent-based middleware for the design of activity-aware applications” Accepted to publication in IEEE Intelligent Systems


Nguyen et al’s Recording Technologies paper accepted to Ubicomp

May 1st, 2008 by STAR | No Comments

Nguyen et al's Recording Technologies paper accepted to Ubicomp

An Empirical Investigation of Concerns of Everyday Tracking and Recording Technologies

David H. Nguyen, Alfred Kobsa, Gillian R. Hayes