UCLIC Seminar: Human-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical Systems using smartphones

Speaker: David Sousa Nunes , University of Coimbra
UCL Contact: Aneesha Singh (Visitors from outside UCL please email in advance).
Date/Time: 23 Mar 17, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street


In my talk I will describe some of the works I was involved in within my research group. These works used smartphones to try to understand the human context and actuate according to that context. In particular, I will talk about two implementations: an application that changed the smartphone's networking behaviour depending on the user's mood and another one that detected screams to try to prevent attacks towards refugees. I will also talk a bit about the work I have been developing with Nic Lane here at UCL, which is related to optimization in deep reinforcement learning.

David Sousa Nunes

David Sousa Nunes is a PhD student at the University of Coimbra, working in the area of Human-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical Systems. More specifically, his research interests relate to human-awareness applied to smartphones. He is visiting UCLIC until the 30th of March, working with Nic Lane in Deep Reinforcement Learning optimization. David began his PhD work while working on a research scholarship as part of the European project FP7-ICT-2007-2 GINSENG, under the area of wireless sensor networks.Previously, he received a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra, specializing in Bioinformatics. His CISUC researcher page is at https://www.cisuc.uc.pt/people/show/10312.