Julian Ramos

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With advances in physiological sensors, we are able to understand people's physiological status and recognize stress to provide beneficial services. Despite the great potential in physiological stress recognition, there are some critical issues that need to be addressed such as the sensitivity and variability of physiology to many factors other than stress(More)
Much research in ubiquitous computing assumes that a user's phone will be always on and at-hand, for collecting user context and for communicating with a user. Previous work with the previous generation of mobile phones has shown that such an assumption is false. Here, we investigate whether this assumption about users' proximity to their mobile phones(More)
In today's ubiquitous computing environment where users carry, manipulate, and interact with an increasing number of networked devices, applications and web services, human attention is the new bottleneck in computing. It is therefore important to minimize a user's mental effort due to notifications, especially in situations where users are mobile and using(More)
In today's ubiquitous computing environment where the number of devices, applications and web services are ever increasing, human attention is the new bottleneck in computing. To minimize user cognitive load, we propose Attelia, a novel middleware that identifies breakpoints in user interaction and delivers notifications at these moments. Attelia works in(More)
Understanding smartphone users is fundamental for creating better smartphones, and improving the smartphone usage experience and generating generalizable and reproducible research. However, smartphone manufacturers and most of the mobile computing research community make a simplifying assumption that all smartphone users are similar or, at best, constitute(More)
As the amount of information to users increases with the trends of an increasing numbers of devices, applications, and web services, the new bottleneck in computing is human attention. To minimize users attentional overload, we propose a novel middleware ‘‘Attelia’’ that detects breakpoints of user’s mobile interactions to deliver notifications adaptively.(More)
In this paper we present a novel scheme for unstructured audio scene classification that possesses three highly desirable and powerful features: autonomy, scalability, and robustness. Our scheme is based on our recently introduced machine learning algorithm called Simultaneous Temporal And Contextual Splitting (STACS) that discovers the appropriate number(More)
An ability to detect behaviors that negatively impact people's wellbeing and show people how they can correct those behaviors could enable technology that improves people's lives. Existing supervised machine learning approaches to detect and generate such behaviors require lengthy and expensive data labeling by domain experts. In this work, we focus on the(More)