Names in the News: Prof. Santosh Kumar

Posted on 2016-07-13

Prof. Santosh Kumar has had his work with the mHealth Systems Lab featured in several recent news articles.

Santosh Kumar

The Commercial Appeal featured some recently published results on the NIH-sponsored MD2K project, which aims to use data from wearable sensors to improve patient health.  The new paper, "Finding Significant Stress Episodes in a Discontinuous Time Series of Rapidly Varying Mobile Sensor Data," focuses on identifying stress episodes in opioid-dependent drug users.  The work was presented at the ACM CHI'16 conference.

A BuzzFeed article on wearable stress sensors includes input from Prof. Kumar, referring to his UbiComp '15 work on finding the best metrics to assess stress levels.  Although that work concluded that heart activity and respiration are the best indicators, getting reliable stress measurements remains a challenge.

EurekAlert highlighted a paper coauthored by Prof. Kumar in the June 2016 issue of IEEE Computer, summarizing the privacy and security challenges facing mobile health.