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 Prof. Archan Misra (SMU). Previously, I was advised by Prof. Cecilia Mascolo at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge (Summer 2017) and by Jenniffer Mankoff and Anind Dey during my exchange at the Carnegie Mellon University, in Fall 2016.

My research is generously supported by the A*Star Graduate Scholarship (with co-supervision from Dr. Shonali Krishnaswamy [2014-2016], Dr. Liu Guimei [2016-2018] and Dr. Shili Xiang [2018-2019]), and the Google Women Techmakers Scholarship (APAC).

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.

Research Statement | CV

Contact me at kasthurij@smu.edu.sg.


09/2019Happy to be named as Finalist for the Gaetano Borrielo Outstanding Student Award at UbiComp'19.
06/2019Our paper titled "Inferring Accurate Bus Trajectories from Noisy Estimated Arrival Time Records" was accepted to IEEE ITSC 2019.
05/2019Our paper titled "Resilient Collaborative Intelligence for Adversarial IoT Environments" was accepted to FUSION 2019.
02/2019Our paper titled "BuSCOPE : Fusing Individual & Aggregated Mobility Behaviorfor "Live" Smart City Services" was accepted to MobiSys 2019.
10/2018Our paper titled "Predicting Episodes of Non-Conformant Mobility in Indoor Environments" was accepted to IMWUT, Vol.2, Issue 4, 2018.
08/2018Our paper titled "Exploiting the Interdependency of Land Use and Mobility for Urban Planning" was accepted to the 7th International Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications (PURBA), co-located with UbiComp'18.
08/2018Our paper titled "The Role of Urban Mobility on Retail Business Survival" was accepted to IMWUT, Vol.2, Issue 3, 2018.
07/2018I've been awarded the SMU Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the academic year 2018-2019.
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 to 2019 [Special Recognition for Outstanding Review X 1])
ACM CSCW (2019)
ACM UIST (2019)
ISWC (2019)
CHI Late Breaking Work (2019)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2016)
TPCACM/IEEE IoTDI (co-located with CPSWeek)
ACM MobiSys PhD Forum (2018)
ACM S3 Workshop (2017)
Board MemberNetworking Networking Women (2015, 2016)
Web DirectorACM SIGMOBILE (2017-)
Organizing Co-Chair1st MobiSys Women's Workshop (2016)
Organizing CommitteeUbiComp (2018, Student Volunteers Co-Chair and Web Co-Chair), MobiSys (2016, Web Co-Chair), ICDCN (2016, Webchair), Intl' Workshop on Physical Analytics (2014, Webchair), Fourth ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science (2015, Webchair)
Student VolunteerCIKM (2017), MobiSys/ASSET (2016), BCSI (2014)


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