Dr. Eugene Buder is part of team working to develop mPerf mobile sensor technology for workplace assessment

August 1, 2017 - Studies of social interaction will be conducted by Communication Sciences and Disorders Prof. Eugene Buder under a new $13.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to the University of Memphis under the direction of Prof. Santosh Kumar of the Department of Computer Science. The goal of the studies is to develop models of conversation that can be correlated with mobile sensor data to monitor and predict work performance in real-world workplaces.

With this new project, called mPerf, Dr. Kumar's team will expand on work done by the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), also led by Dr. Kumar and based at UofM. MD2K's work focused on monitoring health, wellness with mobile sensors, and mPerf will extend that to work performance in daily life using the same mobile sensors. Given the close association of work life, work performance, and health and wellness, the research and resulting software will now have a significantly greater societal impact. For more information, go to mperf.md2k.org.

Read UofM press release.