Edison Thomaz





I am a Research Assistant Professor in the ECE department at The University of Texas at Austin, with an appointment in the School of Information. I design, implement and evaluate systems that can sense, recognize and model people’s everyday life activities in service of health and well-being applications. My research combines technical approaches from Ubicomp, HCI, Machine Learning, and Signal Processing.

January 21st, 2016

Semester begins. Teaching new class in the iSchool: INF385T Personal Informatics. Focus on concepts, practical methods, visualization, data collection and more.

January 6th, 2016

First day at UT Austin. New office, colleagues and opportunities. Looking forward to 2016.

November 19th, 2015

Thesis dissertation defense. Not a single glitch with teleconferencing setup used by remote committee members. Success.

October 13th, 2015

Prepared and released dataset for eating detection work that accompanies Ubicomp 2015 paper. Lab and field data with over 30 participants in total.

September 16th, 2015

It is official: I am starting as a Research Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2016. I will be in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and also teaching in the School of Information.

September 14th, 2015

Attended the MD2K annual meeting in Memphis, TN. Excellent discussions about mobile health over equally excellent BBQ.

September 8th, 2015

Ubicomp and ISWC conferences in Osaka, Japan. Great talks and papers, wonderful location.

August 11th, 2015

Trip to Portland to Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing (ISTC-PC) Annual Meeting. Good to see our friends and collaborators at Intel, University of Washington and Cornell.

July 30th, 2015

Attended NSF Workshop on College Student Health at Northwestern University. Lots of exciting opportunities ahead.

July 9th, 2015

Ubicomp and ISWC papers accepted. Preparing camera-ready.

April 2nd, 2015

Attended IUI 2015 in Atlanta this week, it was great to reconnect with friends. Icing on the cake: our paper was awarded best short paper at the conference.

March 5th, 2015

My work in collaboration with UW colleagues about food journaling barriers has been named a Best of CHI 2015 paper.

February 7th, 2015

Finished collecting data, data analysis begins. Preliminary results look good. Ubicomp deadline 3 weeks away.

January 21st, 2015

My colleague Vinay Bettadapura has setup a project page for our work on automatic food recognition in restaurants leveraging contextual clues. This work was just presented at WACV 2015.

January 5th, 2015

Notification of papers accepted at CHI and IUI. Hello 2015.

Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin

ethomaz at utexas dot edu
Twitter: @ethomaz

Offices: UTA 7.218/5.449
1616 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701