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As mobile phones advance in functionality and capability, they are being used for more than just communication. Increasingly, these devices are being employed as instruments for introspection into habits and situations of individuals and communities. Many of the applications enabled by this new use of mobile phones rely on contextual information. The focus… (More)
PEIR, the Personal Environmental Impact Report, is a participatory sensing application that uses location data sampled from everyday mobile phones to calculate personalized estimates of environmental impact and exposure. It is an example of an important class of emerging mobile systems that combine the distributed processing capacity of the web with the… (More)
This tutorial presents a detailed study of sensor faults that occur in deployed sensor networks and a systematic approach to model these faults. We begin by reviewing the fault detection literature for sensor networks. We draw from current literature, our own experience, and data collected from scientific deployments to develop a set of commonly used… (More)
Networked Infomechanical Systems (NIMS) introduces a new actuation capability for embedded networked sensing. By exploiting a constrained actuation method based on rapidly deployable infrastructure, NIMS suspends a network of wireless mobile and fixed sensor nodes in three-dimensional space. This permits run-time adaptation with variable sensing location,… (More)
ANOVA type models are considered for a regression function or for the logarithm of a probability function, conditional probability function, density function, conditional density function, hazard function, conditional hazard function, or spectral density function. Polynomial splines are used to model the main eeects, and their tensor products are used to… (More)
Imagers are an increasingly significant source of sensory observations about human activity and the urban environment. ImageScape is a software tool for processing, clustering, and browsing large sets of images. Implemented as a set of web services with an Adobe Flash-based user interface, it supports clustering by both image features and context tags, as… (More)
Embedded networked sensing, having successfully shifted from the lab to the environment, is primed for a more contentious move to the city to where citizens will likely be the target of data collection. This transition will warrant careful study and touch on issues that go far beyond the scientific realm.
Harvesting the benefits of a sensor-rich world presents many data management challenges. Recent advances in research and industry aim to address these challenges. With the rapidly increasing number of large-scale sensor network deployments, the vision of a worldwide sensor Web is close to becoming a reality.
The rapid adoption of mobile devices that are able to capture and transmit a wide variety of sensing modalities (media and location) has enabled a new data collection paradigm - participatory sensing. Participatory sensing initiatives organize individuals to gather sensed information using mobile devices through cooperative data collection. A major factor… (More)
In many statistical applications, nonparametric modeling can provide insights into the features of a dataset that are not obtainable by other means. One successful approach involves the use of (univariate or multivariate) spline spaces. As a class, these methods have inherited much from classical tools for parametric modeling. For example, stepwise variable… (More)