Hong Lu 卢 弘

hong at cs dot dartmouth dot edu


About Me

I am currently a senior research scientist at Intel Labs. Broadly, My research focuses on the development of systems and modeling that help smart devices collect and reason about sensor data. I am working on developing mobile sensing systems and machine learning techniques that can reason about human context, activities, and social interactions in the wild. I built prototype mobile applications based on a variety of mobile platforms including smart phones, smart watches, fitness trackers, and IOT devices.

Results from my research have been published in a number of top conferences including Ubicomp, MobiSys, ISWC, Sensys, and AAAI. According to Google Scholar page, I have more than 7000 citations and my h-index is 25.

I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. My Ph.D. advisors are Prof. Andrew T. Campbell and Prof. Tanzeem Choudhury. As part of my doctoral work, I created the SoundSense system, which is the first ubiquitous sound classification system for smart phones. I hold bachelor and master degrees in Computer Science from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China.

I have been Registrations Chair of Mobisys 2017, Posters/Demos Co-Chairs of Mobisys 2014, PC member of IPSN 2017, Ubicomp 2015. I am serving as Associate Editor for IMWUT.

Press & News

 TheEconomistLogo StressSense is highlighted in The Economist, Microphones as sensors: Teaching old microphones new tricks, June 2013.

 NewScientistLogo StressSense is featured in the New Scientist, Smartphone that feels your strain, August 2012.

  StressSense and Bewell are covered by Atlantic Cities article, 3 Next-Gen Apps for the Stressed-Out Urbanite Cities, August 2012.

 ACMlogo Voice-Stress Software Is Put to the Test, on PhysOrg and ACM Tech, August 2012.

 NYTLogo   the NYTimes Magazine article on The Little Voice in Your Head January 2012

 CoExisitLogo Fast Company's Co.Exist reports our work on mobile phone stress detection and Bewell app: Get Some Therapy From An App That Reads Your Feelings Through Your Voice, November 2011.

  NeuroPhone is featured as part of the cover story on The next step in bionics, CBS News Sunday Morning, October 2011.

 NYTimeslLogo   NeuroPhone is featured as part of the NYTimes Magazine article on The Cyborg in us all, September 2011.

 ACMlogo Smartphone app monitors your every move, ACM TechNews, December 2010.

  Nokia toys with context-aware smartphone settings switch, Jigsaw provides better context for apps like this, Engadget front page story, Nov 2010.

 NewScientistLogo Jigsaw continous sensing engine covered by New Scientist, Smartphone app monitors your everymove, Nov 2010.

  Write-up about NeuroPhone project: Mobile Phone Mind Control, MIT Technology Review, April 2010

 siglogo SoundSense featured on SIGMOBILE Annual Report 2009, 2009.

 Slashdotlogo SoundSense featured on slashdot front page, Cell Phones That Learn the Sounds of Your Life, July 2009.

  SoundSense featured on MIT Technology Review, Cell phones that listen and learn, June 2009.