Hi, I'm Kasthuri Jayarajah.

I'm a PhD student in the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, working in the areas of socio-physical sensing and pervasive computing. I'm advised by Assoc. Prof. Archan Misra (SMU) and Dr. Liu Guimei (A*STAR). I'm being advised by Prof. Cecilia Mascolo of the NetOS Group at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge this Summer. Previously, I was advised by Jenniffer Mankoff and Anind Dey during my exchange at the Carnegie Mellon University, in Fall 2016.

I received my Masters degree in Computing from the National University of Singapore, in 2013, and Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2010. Prior to joining the PhD programme, I was a Research Engineer at the Living Analytics Research Center at SMU. My current research focuses on understanding human behavior through the fusion of physical and social analytics.

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Contact me at kasthurij.2014@phdis.smu.edu.sg.


10/2017We are one of the top 5 teams in the DataSpark Open Task Mobility Challenge Finals of the CIKM AnalytiCup !.
08/2017Invited to talk at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge on the topic of "Understanding Urban Events with CrowdSourced Data".
07/2017Won the Google Women Techmakers Scholarship.
07/2017Attending the Urban Analytics Data Dive at the Alan Turing Institute in London.
07/2017Our working paper titled "Role of Group Cohesiveness in Consumers' Responses to Mobile Promotions" was accepted to the Association of Consumer Research Conference, 2017.
05/2017Our proposal on leveraging multi-modal sensors for city-scale event detection is through to the Semi Finals at the CIKM AnalytiCup 2017 - Mobility Challenge!
05/2017I've been invited to the TPC of the ACM S3 Workshop. Consider submitting!
05/2017I'm spending this Summer at the Computer Laboratory in University of Cambridge.
08/2016I'm spending this Fall at CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
05/2016Our paper titled "Can Instagram Posts Help Characterize Urban Micro-Events?" was accepted to FUSION 2016.
05/2016Our paper titled "Fusing WiFi and Video Sensing for Accurate Group Detection in Indoor Spaces" was accepted to the 3rd Intl' Workshop on Physical Analytics (co-located with MobiSys 2016).
03/2016Our paper titled "LiveLabs: Building In-Situ Mobile Sensing & Behavioural Experimentation TestBeds" was accepted to MobiSys 2016.
03/2016We are organizing the first ever Women's Workshop at MobiSys'16!


For a complete list of publications, visit here.

Positions Held/Services

ReviewerIMWUT (2017), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2016)
TPCACM S3 Workshop (2017)
Board MemberNetworking Networking Women (2015-2016)
Web DirectorACM SIGMOBILE (2017-)
Organizing Co-Chair1st MobiSys Women's Workshop (2016)
Organizing CommitteeMobiSys (2016), ICDCN (2016), Intl' Workshop on Physical Analytics (2014), Fourth ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science (2015)


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