Akane Sano's Portfolio

Akane Sano is a Research Scientist in Affective Computing Group at MIT Media Lab, and a visiting scientist/lecturer at People-Aware Computing Lab, Cornell University.

She will join Rice University in July 2018 as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She will be a member of Scalable Health Labs.

She has been working on multi-modal wearable and mobile human sensing, data analysis/modeling and application development for affective computing, and health and wellbeing.

Recently, she has focused on measuring/understanding stress, mental health, performance and sleep and designing systems to help people to reduce their stress and improve their mental health, sleep and performance for student and employee populations including SNAPSHOT study project, Eureka project (mobile phone based schizopherenia patient sensing and data modelling) and mPerf project (mobile sensor based office worker sensing for productivity and wellbeing). She obtained her PhD in 2015 at MIT Media Lab.

News/Upcoming conferences/events

[January, 2018] Teaching Ubiquitous Computing class this semester!

[November, 2017] A paper about a system that enables users to conduct N=1 study (self experimentation) (QuantifyMe) will be presented at MobiHealth 2017.

[October, 2017] Papers about micro-stress intervention delivery timing, stress analysis using toungue images and filling missing data with auto-encoder were presented at ACII 2017.

[August, 2017] I am looking for motivated students, post-docs and collaborators to work with.

Please email me with your CV, interest and reference information if you are interested in any of the following.
(1) Wearable/mobile/ubiquitous computing
(2) Human Computer Interaction/Interface
(3) designing technologies for measuring and improving human behaviors, emotion, performance, health and wellbeing
(4) analyzing human-related data and understanding human behaviors, emotion, sleep and physiology etc.

Graduate admission deadline is December 31, 2017 for Rice ECE and January 1, 2018 for CS.
Please see more details at admission websites, ECE and CS

[July, 2017] Started working for People-Aware Computing Lab, Cornell University. Will be working on mPerf project (Using mobile sensors to support productivity and employee well-being) and other mental health/wellbeing projects!

[June, 2017] Our abstract about weekly sleep regularity at Sleep2017 was press-released. See more about it here "Sleep regularity is important for the happiness and well-being of college students"

[April, 2017] Selected as a mHealth Scholar for the NIH Training Institutes for mHealth Methodologies.

[March, 2017] We will organize the 1st Workshop on Tools and Algorithms for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Pain, and Distress at ACII 2017 in October 2017.
Papers are due June 15, 2017.

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