Mobile and Sensing Systems Group (MASS)

Established: April 13, 2011

mass_shorterThe Mobile and Sensing Systems Group (MASS) investigates fundamental problems and emerging challenges arising from the ubiquity of networked sensors and actuators, proliferation of smartphones and wearables, and the need to extract insights from the data they generate.

Our research focuses on hardware and software innovations necessary to enable sensor-driven scenarios and context-aware applications, and incorporates them into experimental systems deployable in the real-world. We believe our research will have a significant impact on our everyday lives, from environment, to health, energy, productivity, and entertainment.

We are currently working on a number of topics, including mobile systems, sensor networks, localization, energy efficiency, participatory sensing, activity recognition, and smart buildings.











LiveSynergy – Bridging the Gap between Virtual and Physical Worlds

Established: November 15, 2011

LiveSynergy is a novel magnetic-based wireless proximity detection platform, with accuracy and consistency better than existing solutions such as BLE, WiFi, ZigBee, and long-range RFID. Building on top of this platform, we provide cloud-based APIs that enable real-time and rich interactions between humans and their physical environment. LiveSynergy enables a range of indoor applications such as location-based targeted advertising and presence detection.   News Jan. 2012: Our LiveSynergy paper "Design and Evaluation of a Wireless Magnetic-based…