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Nicholas Lane

Principal Scientist


Since January 2015, I have been a Principal Scientist at Bell Labs where I drive the mobile sensing agenda of the broader Internet of Things research activity directed by Fahim Kawsar. Before joining Bell Labs, I spent four years at Microsoft Research based in Beijing. There I was a Lead Researcher within the Mobile and Sensing Systems group (MASS) led by Feng Zhao. In March 2011, I received a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College under the supervision of Andrew T. Campbell and Tanzeem Choudhury.

My dissertation pioneered community-guided techniques for learning models of human behavior that enable mobile systems to better cope with diverse user populations encountered in the real-world. More broadly, my research interests revolving around the systems and modelling challenges that arise when computers collect and reason about people-centric sensor data. At heart, I am an experimentalist who likes to build prototype mobile sensing systems based on well-founded computational models.

Please visit my research website a complete overview of my work, and recent activities: http://niclane.org

I can be reached at: niclane at acm dot org