My name is Denzil Ferreira and I’m passionate about mobile technology and how it can help us in our daily lives. I’m curious by nature. Since I can remember, I’ve always explored and pondered how things work. The methods have changed, but the need to research and discover have grew as I gain experience. Knowledge is what drives me, asking questions is what feeds my curious mind.
Areas of research: context-awareness, mobile, ubiquitous computing, wellbeing, self-assessment, data analysis
My research is on leveraging mobile technologies to improve people’s lives, understanding people’s frustrations and fix them! I believe that you should no longer be required to use one device to interact with technology and information, but explore a highly technological world where everything is linked. I have created AWARE, a mobile context and instrumentation middleware for understanding human behaviour. You can read more about it here: http://www.awareframework.com.
I’m a member of COMAG research group at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in University of Oulu, where we instrument the city of Oulu (Top-7 most intelligent cities in Europe!). I’m also a member of Ubicomp Lab research group at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
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