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 has grown as I gained 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 the Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Oulu, where we instrument the city of Oulu (Top-7 most intelligent cities in Europe!).

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to say hi!