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Dr. Alshurafa invited and attended NSF CISE BPC (Broadening Participation in Computing) workshop in Washington D.C.


Dr. Alshurafa receives 5 year NIH NIDDK Career Grant​

Title: SenseWhy: Overeating in Obesity through the Lens of Passive Sensing​

Apple to sponsor our workshop at WristSense, IEEE PerCom in Athens, Greece

WristSense 2018: Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices

Organizing WristSense workshop at IEEE PerCom in Athens, Greece, March 19, 2017

WristSense 2018: Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices

Shibo Zhang Presents at ACM Ubicomp 2017

Title: When generalized eating detection machine learning models fail in the field

Paper accepted in Elsevier Information Fusion

Title: I Sense Overeating: Motif-based Machine Learning Framework to Detect Overeating Using Wrist-worn Sensing

Awarded NICO Northwestern Data Science Initiative Grant

"Redefining Gold Standard Measures for Obesity-Related Research"

Awarded NICO Northwestern Data Science Initiative Grant

"Conceptualizing Leveraging Engagement to Optimize mHealth Intervention Systems"

Paper Accepted at ACM Ubicomp 2017

Title: When generalized eating detection machine learning models fail in the field

Chaired symposium at Society Behavior Medicine (SBM) San Diego, CA

Title: Passive Sensing of Eating Behaviors: Current State of the Art and Implications for Behavioral Medicine Research

Papers Accepted at CHI 2017

Title: WillSense: Adherence Barriers for Passive Sensing Systems that Track Eating Behavior
Title: Intuito: Opportunistic Tangible Programming by Demonstration for Physical Components

New mHealth course bridges Preventive Medicine and Computer Science

New medical tech projects produced in engineering course
How a Northwestern course gets engineering students to think medically: BTN LiveBIG

Best Paper Award at IEEE PerCom: WristSense, 2017

Title: UStress: Understanding College Student Subjective Stress Using Wrist-Based Passive Sensing

Rawan Alharbi Presents at IEEE PerCom

Title: Investigating Barriers and Facilitators to Wearable Adherence in Fine-Grained Eating Detection

Dzung Nguyen Presents at IEEE PerCom, 2017

Title: SwallowNet: Recurrent Neural Network detects and characterized eating patterns

JAMA Article Published

Title: First Steps Into the Brave New Transdiscipline of Mobile Health

Paper accepted at IEEE Percom 2016

Title: UStress: Understanding College Student Subjective Stress Using Wrist-Based Passive Sensing
Title: SwallowNet: Recurrent Neural Network Detects and Characterizes Eating Patterns
Title: Investigating Barriers and Facilitators to Wearable Adherence in Fine-Grained Eating Detection

Best Paper Award at BODYNETS 2016

Title: Food Watch: Detecting and Characterizing Eating Episodes through Feeding Gestures

Papers accepted at BODYNETS 2016

Title: Food Watch: Detecting and Characterizing Eating Episodes through Feeding Gestures
Title: SmartNecklace: Designing a Wearable Multi-sensor System for Smart Eating Detection

Paper accepted at ACM Wireless Health

Title: Using a Mixed-Effects Location Scale Model to Examine Factors That Influence Overeating Behaviors Among College Students

Our paper is an Award Winner for The Obesity Society’s (TOS) eHealth/mHealth Section (EMS)

Title: Random Forest detects eating in a neck-worn sensor: Results from a Simulated Real-Life Eating Setting.

Accepted papers at The Obesity Society (TOS)

  • Title: Improved conceptual models of engagement in an mHealth intervention application
  • Title: Random Forests detects eating in a neck-worn sensor: Results from a Simulated Real-Life Eating Setting
  • Title: Machine Learning algorithms applied to detect feeding gestures

Accepted paper at IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI)

Title: An Iterative Dimensionality-Scaling System for Real-Time Health Monitoring Applications

Accepted paper at IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics (JBHI)

Title: Remote Health Monitoring Outcome Success Prediction Using Baseline and First Month Intervention Data

Dr. Alshurafa journal featured in Popular Science!

Smart Necklace Analyzes What Goes Down Your Throat

Dr. Alshurafa mHealth interview featured by Cisco Network!

Mobile Health Study Uses Fitness App to Help At-Risk Women

Dr. Alshurafa anti-cheating algorithm used in UCLA mHealth project featured in LA Times

UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app