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U. Virginia seeks CPS candidates: 2 faculty positions, 2 research scientists, and 15 grad students

The University of Virginia has begun a multi-million dollar initiative to create a collaborative world-class center of research excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Last year, SEAS announced an 8-faculty cluster hire in CPS and construction will begin this year on a new, collaborative space called the Link Lab.

In Press! Sensus: A Cross-Platform, General-Purpose System for Mobile Crowdsensing in Human-Subject Studies

For the past two years we have been building Sensus, a cross-platform system for crowdsensing. You can read more about Sensus here, as well as in the attached paper preview. We'll be presenting the paper at UbiComp 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany in September. Please get in touch with us at if you are interested in using Sensus in your research.

University of Virginia seeks 8 new faculty and 16 new graduate students in CPS

The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science has launched a multi-million dollar initiative to create a collaborative world class center of research excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems. This initiative includes an international search for new faculty members and graduate students across 5 different departments:

• Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
• Systems and Information Engineering

IACA Presentation

Was a pleasure to present at the 2014 Conference of the International Association of Crime Analysts. Talked about predicting crime using indicators extracted from social media [1]. Slides are attached to this post.


  1. [gerber2014predicting] Gerber, M., "Predicting Crime using Twitter and Kernel Density Estimation", Decision Support Systems (Elsevier), vol. 61, pp. 115-125, 2014.
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