The WISDM (Wireless Sensor Data Mining) Lab is concerned with collecting the sensor data from smart phones and other modern mobile devices (e.g., tablet computers, music players, etc.) and mining this sensor data for useful knowledge. Currently our efforts are mainly focused on the acclerometer and GPS sensor data from these devices, but in the future we will mine the audio sensors (microphones), image sensors (cameras), light sensors, proximity sensors, temperature sensors, pressure sensors, direction sensors (compasses) and various other sensors that reside on these devices.
Our work on activity recognition allows us to recognize many of the physical activities that a smart phone user is performing (walking, jogging, sitting, etc.) based on the user's movements, as measured by the smart phone's tri-axial accelerometer. This work is described in a publication and will soon result in the public deployment of our Actitracker service, which will permit a user to track the activities that they or their family perform, via a web-based interface, by downloading our smartphone app. Our work on accelerometer-based biometric identification is also detailed in another publication, which describes how we can identify a user based on his or her acclerometer data. We are in the process of exploring how GPS data can be mined to provide valuable services and have made a lot of progress in this area since the summer of 2012.
The WISDM Lab is led by Dr. Gary Weiss, a faculty member in the department of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University. The WISDM Lab includes over a dozen members, most of which are Fordham undergraduates. Our project is currently based on the Android platform and Android-based smartphones. This research has been generously supported by Fordham University, Fordham's Undergraduate College at Rose Hill, the National Science Foundation, and Google Inc.
Join us at one of our meetings! The WISDM Lab usually meets once a week in John Mulcahy Hall at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus. If interested, please contact Dr. Weiss for the latest updates.