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Afra Mashhadi

Dublin, Ireland
Research Scientist

Education

I received my PhD in Computer Science from UCL back in 2011.

Professional Activities

 

I have acted as a PI (from Bell Labs) for TravelDashboard - EIT IT Funded project 
This year I am serving as co-program chair for Urb-IoT 2014 (http://urbaniot.org/2014/show/home)

 

 


Selected Articles and Publications

2014

A.Mashhadi, Akhil Mathur, Fahim Kawsar. "The Myth of Subtle Notification". In International Join Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp2014). 

C. Smith, A. Mashhadi and L.Capra. “Poverty on the Cheap: Estimating Poverty Maps Using Aggregated Mobile Communication Networks”. To appear in Proc of the ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2014).

 

G. Quattrone, A. Mashhadi , D.Quercia, C.Smith, L. Capra.  “Modelling Growth of Urban Crowd-Sourced Information”.  To appear in Proc. of the 7th ACM International Conference on the Web Search and Data Mining.(WSDM2014)

 

G. Quattrone, A. Mashhadi , L. Capra.  “Mind the Map: The Impact of Culture and Economic Affluence on Crowd-Mapping Behaviours”. To appear in Proc. of the 17th ACM International Conference on the Computer Supported Work and Social Computing. (CSCW2014)

2013

T. Yasseri, G. Quattrone, A. Mashhadi. “Temporal Analysis of Activity Patterns of Editors in Collaborative Mapping Project of OpenStreetMap”. In Proc. of the 8th International Conference on  Wikis and Open Collaboration (Wikisym2013).[Pre-print]

 

B. Hecht, J.Shoning, M.Haklay, L.Capra, A. Mashhadi, L. Terveen and M. Kawn. “Geographic Human Computer Interaction” CHI 2013. Extended Abstract.

 

C. Smith, A. Mashhadi and L.Capra. “Ubiquitous Sensing for Mapping Poverty in Developing Countries”. To appear in 3rd International Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (NetMob2013). Listed as a significant D4D project.[PDF]

 

D. Hristova and G. Quattrone and A. Mashhadi and L. Capra. “The Life of the Party: Impact of Social Mapping on OpenStreetMap”.  To appear in the 8th AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM2013).

 

A. Mashhadi and Giovanni Quattrone and L. Capra. “Putting Ubiquitous Crowd-sourcing into Context”. In Proc. of the 16th ACM International Conference on the Computer Supported Work and Social Computing (CSCW2013).

2012

A. Mashhadi and Giovanni Quattrone and L. Capra and Peter Mooney. “On the Accuracy of Urban Crowd-Sourcing for Maintaining Large-Scale Geospatial Databases”. In Proc. of the 8th International Conference on  Wikis and Open Collaboration (Wikisym2012).  Linz, Austria. August 2012.[Pre-print]

 

D. Hristova and A. Mashhadi and L. Capra. “Mapping Community Engagement with Urban Crowd-Sourcing”. In Proc. of When the City Meets the Citizen (WCMCW), in conjunction with ICWSM. Dublin, Ireland. June 2012.

2011

A. Mashhadi and L. Capra. “Quality Control for Real-Time Crowdsourcing”. In Proc. of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Crowdsourcing (UBICROWD2011), in conjunction with UBICOMP. Beijing, China. Sept 2011.[Pre-print]

 

A. Mashhadi and L. Capra. "Priority Scheduling for Participatory DTNs".  In Proc. of the IEEE 12th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM’11). Lucca, Italy. June 2011.[PDF][Poster][Extended Version]

 

A. Mashhadi, S. Ben Mokhtar and L. Capra. "Fair Content Dissemination in Participatory DTNs". In Elsevier Special Issue on Ad Hoc Networking. [Link].

 

A. Mashhadi. “Content Dissemination in Participatory Mobile Networks”. Percom2011 PhD Forum.

2010

G. Lo Giusto, A. Mashhadi, and L. Capra. "Folksonomy-based Reasoning for Content Dissemination in Mobile Settings". In Proc. of  6th ACM Workshop on Challenged Netwotrks (CHANTS). Co-located with Mobicom. Chicago, Illinois, USA. Sept. 2010. [PDF]

 

S. Ben Mokhtar, A. Mashhadi, L. McNamara and L. Capra."A Self-Organising Directory and Matching Service for Opportunistic Social Networking". In Proc. of 3rd Workshop on Social Network Systems (SNS 2010). Paris, France. April 2010.

2009
A. Mashhadi, S. Ben Mokhtar and L. Capra. "Habit: Leveraging Human Mobility and Social Network for Efficient Content Dissemination in DTN". In 10th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM’09). Kos, Greece. June 2009.

Books and Chapters

"Impact of Society on Volunteered Geographical Information: the case of OpenStreetMap"  to appear in Springer edition of “OpenStreetMap in GIScience: experiences, research, and applications", 2015.

Patents

  1. A Platform for Privacy Preserved User Location Sharing Based on Wireless Signal Fingerprinting (Pending) with Geert Vanderhulst.

  2. 2.Privacy Meter for Connected Devices (Pending) with Alessandro Montanari, Aidan Boran and Fahim Kawsar.

  3. 3.Wearable Display For Personal Computing (Pending) - with Utku Acer, Fahim Kawsar and Marc Van den Broeck.

  4. 4.Method For Priority Scheduling Of Notification And Ad Messages For Efficient NetworkCommunication (Pending) - with Fahim Kawsar, Utku Acer and Claudio Forlivesi.

  5. 5.Security Mechanism for Short Range Radio Frequency Communication Method (Pending) - with Aidan Boran and Vijay Venkateswaran.