Student LifeMaps (SLM)
Time management coaching tool for college students especially students at
risk of dropping out of school due to extreme procrastination. SLM overlays
an electronic calendar with time student spend at different locations.
This information is combined with periodic meetings with a human coach to
uncover habits of time use among college students.
Enjoying Social Interaction
Can we predict which conversations are enjoyable without hearing the words
that are spoken? This project used a mobile app, My Social Ties
that, surprisingly, people enjoyed their conversations more when they spoke a smaller proportion of the time.
More details soon.
Does co-location affect language mimicry among people sharing the same physical space?
This project explored the evolution of language matching between workmates.
Small Data Encryption
This project combined concepts from
and Lifestreams DB
in exploring how a user can visualize their personal data while
preventing curious DB admins/researchers from gaining unauthorized access. With CryptDB, encrypted data
was stored in a database so that only encrypted queries could be executed. Borrowing Bolt concepts, temporal
data was stored in chunked format in order to reduce query overhead and increase storage space. Finally,
Lifestreams formatted incoming raw data (location data, email) into SQL queries, which ran on CryptDB. The
preliminary results showed example cases of successful data storage and visualization for the end user.