Edison Thomaz

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where I direct the Human Signals lab. I hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from UT Austin, a master's from the MIT Media Lab and a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech. I am a member of DICE, WNCG, and I am currently an Associate Editor of IMWUT. I also co-lead the Life Sensing Consortium.

My research focuses on the computational perception of human signals (e.g., behavioral, emotional, physiological) while leveraging ubiquitous and wearable sensing. A core area of interest is studying systems and methods for recognizing and modeling the entire span of people's everyday activities and context. This work is at the intersection of ubiquitous computing, hci, human-centered machine learning, and signal processing. I am particularly motivated by applications in the domain of health and personalized medicine such as building health models and tools that can characterize and forecast states of health and disease from sensor data.

Contact Info

ethomaz at utexas dot edu
Twitter: @ethomaz

EER 7.818
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Office Hours

Spring 2019

Wednesdays at 2PM


Fall 2019

EE422C - Software Design and Implementation II

Spring 2020

EE380L - Data Mining



April 2019

We are actively looking for UT undergrads and master students to join our group. If you are interested in doing research in wearable computing, mobile health, HCI, activity recognition, and predictive health, check this.

March 2019

I am excited that I was awarded a 2-year Experiential Learning Initiative grant to re-design and update our software design and implementation class.


Recent Publications

Towards a Generalizable Method for Detecting Fluid Intake with Wrist-Mounted Sensors and Adaptive Segmentation
Keum San Chun, Ashley B. Sanders, Rebecca Adaimi, Necole Streeper, David E. Conroy, Edison Thomaz
IUI 2019

Role of Digital Games in Self-Management of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Scoping Review
Kavita Radhakrishnan, Thomas Baranowski, Christine Julien, Edison Thomaz, Miyong Kim
Games For Health Journal 2019

Detecting Eating Episodes by Tracking Jawbone Movements with a Non-Contact Wearable Sensor
Keum San Chun, Sarnab Bhattacharya, Edison Thomaz
IMWUT 2018

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