Akhil Mathur

Cambridge, UK

Research Interests


I am a Research Scientist in the Pervasive Sensing Department at Bell Labs in Cambridge, where I do research on Mobile Sensing and Embedded Deep Learning. My current focus is on developing techniques to improve the robustness and execution latency of deep learning algorithms on constrained IoT devices. My work has a strong focus on building novel mobile systems powered by deep learning algorithms.

My works has been awarded with two Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards, the mBillionth Award South Asia 2013, and has been covered by several media organizations including the New Yorker, Financial Times, Livemint and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Please visit my website https://akhilmathurs.github.io for up-to-date publication list. 

Selected articles and publications

[P32] Mathur A., Isopoussu A., Kawsar F., Berthouze N., Lane N.D. "Mic2Mic: Using Cycle-Consistent Generative Adversarial Networks to Overcome Microphone Variability in Speech Systems". IPSN 2019, Montreal, Canada.

[P31] Mathur A., Kawsar F., Berthouze N., Lane N.D. "A Vision for Adaptive and Generalizable Audio-Sensing Systems". To Appear in SocialSense @ IPSN 2019.

[P30] Lee S., Min C., Montanari A., Mathur A. , Chang Y., Song J. and Kawsar F. "Automatic Smile and Frown Recognition with Kinetic Earables". The 10th Augmented Human International Conference (AH 2019), Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France.

[P29] Kawsar F., Min C., Mathur A. , Montanari A. "Earables for Personal-scale Behaviour Analytics", IEEE Pervasive Computing, Volume: 17, Issue: 3, 2018.

[P28] Mathur A., Isopoussu A., Kawsar F., Smith R., Lane N.D. and Berthouze N. "On Robustness of Cloud Speech APIs: An Early Characterization". In HASCA Workshop @ Ubicomp 2018.

[P27] Min C., Montanari A., Mathur A., Lee S., and Kawsar F. "Cross-Modal Approach for Conversational Well-being Monitoring with Multi-Sensory Earables", In Computing for WellBeing Workshop @ Ubicomp 2018.

[P26] Min C., Mathur A., Kawsar F. "Exploring Audio and Kinetic Sensing on Earable Devices", In WearSys Workshop @ Mobisys 2018.

[P25] Min C., Mathur A., Kawsar F. "Audio-Kinetic Model for Automatic Dietary Monitoring with Earable Devices", Mobisys 2018.

[P24] Mathur A., Zhang, T., Bhattacharya, S., Veličković, P., Joffe, L., Lane, N. D., Kawsar F, Lió, P. "A Deep Data Augmentation Training Method to Address Software and Hardware Heterogeneities in Wearable and Smartphone Sensing Devices”. IPSN 2018, Porto, Portugal.

[P23] Mathur A., Lane, N. D., Bhattacharya, S., Boran, A., Forlivesi, C., Kawsar, F. "DeepEye: Resource efficient local execution of multiple deep vision models using wearable commodity hardware". ACM Mobisys 2017.

[P22] Lane, N. D., Bhattacharya, S., Mathur A., Georgiev, P., Forlivesi, C., Kawsar, F. "Squeezing Deep Learning into Mobile and Embedded Devices". IEEE Pervasive Magazine 2017.

[P21] Mathur A., Kalanadhabhatta L.M., Majethia R., Kawsar F. "Moving Beyond Market Research: Demystifying Smartphone User Behavior in India". ACM IMWUT/Ubicomp 2017.

[P20] Lane, N., Bhattacharya, S., Mathur A., Forlivesi, C., Kawsar, F. "Dxtk: Enabling resource-efficient deep learning on mobile and embedded devices with the DeepX toolkit". EAI MobiCase 2016.

[P19] Mashhadi, A., Mathur A., Van den Broeck, M., Vanderhulst, G., Kawsar, F. "Understanding the impact of personal feedback on face-to-face interactions in the workplace". ACM ICMI 2016. (Best Paper Nominee)

[P18] Mathur A., Lane N.D., Kawsar F. "Engagement-aware computing: Modelling user engagement from mobile contexts”. ACM Ubicomp 2016.

[P17] Mathur A., Kawsar F. "The Need to Account for Geographical Diversities in Mobile Data Research”. MobiData @ MobiSys 2016.

[P16] Montanari A., Mashhadi A., Mathur A., Kawsar F. "Understanding the Privacy Design Space for Personal Connected Objects”. ACM BritishHCI 2016.

[P15] Mathur A., Broeck M., Vanderhulst G., Mashhadi A., and Kawsar F. "Tiny Habits in the Giant Enterprise: Understanding the Dynamics of a Quantified Workplace". ACM UbiComp 2015

[P14] Mathur A., Broeck M., Vanderhulst G., Mashhadi A., and Kawsar F. "Quantified Workplace: Opportunities and Challenges". Physical Analytics Workshop @ MobiSys 2015.

[P13] Mashhadi A., Mathur A., Kawsar F. The Myth of Subtle Notifications. ACM Ubicomp 2014.

[P12] Mathur A., Jaiswal S. Exploring the Interplay between Community Media and Mobile Web in Developing Regions. ACM MobileHCI 2013. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)

[P11] Mathur A., Agarwal S., Jaiswal S. Exploring Playback and Recording of Web-based Audio Media on Low-End Feature Phones. ACM DEV 2012.

[P10] Samdaria N., Mathur A., Balakrishnan R. Paying in Kind for Crowdsourcing Work in Developing Regions. Pervasive 2012 (Best Paper Nominee)

[P9] Kumar N., Mathur A., Lal S. Banking 101: Mobile-izing financial inclusion in an emerging India. Bell Labs Technical Journal, Human Sciences and User Experience Edition, 2012

[P8] Mathur A., Majumder A., Datta S., Menon S. LifeView: A Lifelog Visualization Tool for Supporting Sentimental Recall and Sharing. ACM OzCHI 2012

[P7] Mathur A., Ramachandran D., Cutrell E., Balakrishnan R. An Exploratory Study on the Use of Cameraphones and Pico Projectors in Rural India. ACM MobileHCI 2011

[P6] Hutchful D., Mathur A., Joshi A., Cutrell A. Cloze: An Authoring Tool for Teachers with Low Computer Proficiency. IEEE/ACM ICTD '10

[P5] Kam M., Mathur A., Kumar A., Canny J. Designing Digital Games for Rural Children: A Study of Traditional Village Games in India. ACM CHI '09 (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)

[P4] Kam M., Kumar A., Jain S., Mathur A., Canny J. Improving Literacy in Rural India: Cellphone Games in an After-School Program. IEEE/ACM ICTD '09

[P3] Kam M., Agarwal A., Kumar A., Lal S., Mathur A., Tewari A., Canny J. Designing E-Learning Games for Rural Children in India: A Format for Balancing Learning with Fun. ACM DIS '08

[P2] Kam M., Bhagwani S., Kumar A., Lal S., Mathur A., Tewari A., Canny J. The Social Complexities of User-Centered Design in ICTD: Experiences from Four Schools in India's Villages and Slums. IEEE/ACM ICTD '07

[P1] Tewari A., Kumar A., Mathur A., Lal S., Kam M., Canny J. Mobile Games for Learning English in Rural India: Designing Cellphone Games Informed by Traditional Games. 3rd Digital Games Research Association International Conference (DIGRA'07)


Context-Based Local Content Sponsoring Decisions (Pending)

User profiling for location based advertising (Pending)

Context-based Processing of Interaction Events (Pending)

Resource Sharing Between Devices In A Wireless Network (Pending)

Monitoring of Attacks on Bluetooth Beacon Devices (Pending)

Methods and Systems for Multimodal Interaction (Pending)

Privacy Ratings for Applications of Mobile Terminals (Pending)

System And Method For Providing And Controlling Visual Display Useful For Remote Control Of A Variety Of Devices (Pending)

System And Method Of Account Access Notification (Pending)