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-aware, mobile, ubiquitous computing, wellbeing, self-assessment.

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.

For my post-doctoral, I’m collaborating with Centre of Environmental Respiratory Health at the Institute of Health Sciences, in Oulu, Finland to develop and evaluate tools for better understanding how mobility and social context affects your wellbeing and others.

Back to the drawing board

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.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to say hi!