[Fall 2019] We are looking for 1 PhD student and 1-2 stellar M.S. or undergraduate students to join our lab. We have several relatively new projects in the Internet of Things and the Mobile Computing space, particularly looking at privacy and security challenges. We also have a newish project on EduSense, where we are building the classroom sensing fabric for the future of smart campuses classrooms! We also have a longer running project to build the software stack and the apps on top of it for IoT and Smart Buildings. The Research and the Publications tabs on the website summarize the current research directions of our lab. If you are awesome and are motivated to work on the exciting and socially relevant projects at the intersection of hardware and software systems, contact Yuvraj by email. If you are a PhD student, there are multiple programs at CMU that you can apply to and work with us. If you are already at CMU, please drop by Yuvraj's office.

What's new?

Two papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2019 . BRICK+, and a systematic study of security and access control in Smart Building Apps. Congratulations Jason, Gabe, Shreyas, Sudershan!


Our Paper on Building the Classroom sensing fabric of the future to smart classrooms -- EduSense -- is accepted to IMWUT/Ubicomp'19. Congratulations Dohyun, Karan, Françeska, and the entire ClassInsight team!


Paper on Encouraging Energy Feedback at Work is accepted to Energy Policy 2019. Congratulations Gabrielle and Josh!


Paper on the Implications of Privacy and Security on IoT Device Purchases accepted to ACM CHI '19. Congratulations Pardis!


Paper on Extracting Knowledge from Smartphone Push Notifications accepted to IEEE BigData '18. Congratulations Yuanchun!


Two papers accepted to ACM IMWUT'18 (Ubicomp'19): Autopurpose and Coconut! Congratulations Haojian and Tianshi!


Project on Building End-to-End support for Privacy in the Internet-of-Things is Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award: #1801472).


Project on Sensei - Building a Smart Classroom using sensing, computer vision, machine learning is Awarded!Thank you NSF! (Award: #1822813).


Three papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2018 . Scrabble, Plaster and Pible! Congratulations Jason, Bharath, Francesco!


Our Applied Energy 2018 Collaborative journal paper on BRICK, the metadata schema for Smart Buildings is now online!


Our ASE 2017 paper on Transfer Learning for Performance Modeling of Configurable Systems is now online!


Our Ubicomp 2017 paper on Library Based Privacy Protection using ProtectMyPrivacy is now online!


Our Ubicomp 2017 paper on PrivacyStreams: a new way of developing privacy aware Mobile Apps is now online!