Research Projects

 

Active Grants

1R24EB025845-01 (Sim) Kumar (Co-I) 8/1/17 – 7/31/20 National Institutes of Health, NIBIB Open mHealth: Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards for Mobile Health The goal of this project is the development, test and validation, repository and dissemination of a software infrastructure that addresses data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) using data and metadata standards.

IIS-1722646 (Marlin) Kumar (Co-PI) 10/1/17 – 9/30/20 National Science Foundation SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Enhancing Context-Awareness and Personalization for Intensively Adaptive Smoking Cessation Messaging Interventions The goals of this project are to adapt computational models for detecting stress, craving, smoking, eating and geoexposures from mobile sensor data by incorporating modeling advances; determine timing for intervention and adaptation of content based on detection of the above listed biomarkers; and to facilitate intervention data collection for user students.

ACI-1640813 Kumar (PI) 9/1/16 – 8/31/21 National Science Foundation, ACI CIF21 DIBBs: EI: mProv: Provence-Based Data Analytics Cyberinfrastructure for High-frequency Mobile Sensor Data The goal of this project is develop a metadata (provenance) cyberinfrastructure to facilitate sharing of high-frequency mobile sensor data for third-party research.

R01MD010362 (Wetter) Kumar (Co-I) 3/3/16 – 1/31/21 National Institutes of Health, NCI Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities among African American Smokers The proposed study will investigate the processes and mechanisms underlying smoking cessation among African American smokers attempting to quit.

1R01DE025244 (Shetty) Kumar (Co-I) 7/1/15 – 5/31/20 National Institutes of Health, NIDCR ROBAS: A multimodal Sensor System for Remote Assessment of Oral Health Behavior The goal of this project is to develop a user-centric, multimodal sensing system that can provide objective, individual-level and ecologically-valid data on oral hygiene behaviors.

1R01CA190329 (Wetter) Kumar (Co-I) 7/1/15 – 6/30/20 National Institutes of Health, NCI Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Smoking Cessation The goal of this project is to examine the influence of SES and social history, contextual and environmental influences, biobehavioral/psychosocial predispositions, and acute momentary precipitants on stress, smoking lapse, and abstinence among smokers attempting to quit.

1U54EB020404 Kumar (PI) 9/29/14 – 9/30/19 National Institutes of Health – BD2K Initiative Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) This project is developing novel big data solutions to reliably quantify physical, biological, behavioral, social and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease risk in the context of two complex health conditions with high mortality risk – reducing hospital readmission in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients and preventing relapse in abstinent smokers, both via sensor-triggered mHealth interventions.

CNS-1823221 Kumar (PI) 10/1/18 – 9/30/21 National Science Foundation CRI: CI-EN” Collaborative Research: mResearch: A platform for reproducible and extensible mobile sensor big data research The goal of the proposed mResearch project is to make necessary enhancements to the MD2K infrastructure so it becomes a true community resource that computing researchers from across the country and around the world can easily use to conduct reproducible and extensible research on any aspect of the collection and analysis of high-frequency mobile sensor data.

1R01CA224537-01 (Wetter) Kumar (Co-I) 1/19/18 – 12/31/22 National Institutes of Health Affective Science and Smoking Cessation: Real Time World Assessment The goals of this project are the analysis of the physiological sensor data and self-report data collected in the study, and the deployment of ongoing conceptual and technological advances using continuous measure of stress obtained from AutoSense to examine and relate critical components of stress response measures to behavioral risk factors representing common adherence challenges such as smoking cessation and dietary modification in diverse populations.

1U01CA229437-01 (Nahum-Shani) Kumar (Co-I) 9/1/18 – 8/31/22 National Institutes of Health Novel use of mHealth Data to Identify states of vulnerability and receptivity to JITAIs The goal of this project is to apply innovative computational approaches to one of the most extensive and racially/ethnically diverse collection of real time, real world data on health behavior change (smoking cessation) to inform the development of theory-driven behavioral interventions.

 

Completed Grants

Year 2017 

mPerf: A Theory-driven Approach to Model and Predict Everyday Job Performance Using Mobile Sensors
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Drs. Mustafa al'Absi and Deniz Ones, University of Minnesota
Dr. Eugene Buder, University of Memphis
Dr. Tanzeem Choudhury, Cornell
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Deepak Ganesan, Dr. Benjamin Marlin, UMass Amherst
Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Sponsor: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA)
Period: 6/28/2017-11/27/2020
Amount: $13,800,000.

Applying Novel Technologies and Methods to Inform the Ontology of Self-regulation
PI: Dr. Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College
Co-Is: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, University of Minnesota
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: NIH
Period: 7/1/2017-6/30/2018
Amount: $79k (Memphis).

SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Enhancing Context-awareness and Personalization for Intensively Adaptive Smoking Cessation Messaging Interventions
PI: Dr. Ben Marlin, UMass Amherst
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Drs. Deepak Ganesan and Prashant Shenoy, UMass Amherst
Drs. Thomas Houston and Rajani Sadasivam, UMass Medical School
Sponsor: NSF
Period: 9/1/2017-8/31/2020
Amount: $196k (Memphis).


Year 2016

CIF21 DIBBs: EI: mProv: Provence-Based Data Analytics Cyberinfrastructure for High-frequency Mobile Sensor Data
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Zach Ives, University of Pennsylvannia
Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Dr. Ida Sim, UC San Francisco 
Consultants:
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Jim Rehg. Georgia Tech
Open mHealth
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF-ACI, IIS, SCH,CNS) Period: 9/1/2016-8/31/2021
Amount: $4,000,000.

CTN: Toward Detecting Cocaine Use Using Smartwatches in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network
PIs: Dr. Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Co-Is: 
Dr. August Holtyn, Jons Hopkins University
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN), NIH
Period: 4/1/2016-3/31/2018
Amount: $112k (Memphis).

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities among African American Smokers (U01)
PI: Dr. David Wetter, Rice University
Co-Is: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Jim Rehg, Georgia Tech
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH), NIH
Period: 3/3/2016-11/30/2020
Amount: $847,984 (Memphis).


Year 2015

Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Smoking Cessation (R01)
PI: Dr. David Wetter, Rice University
Co-Is: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Jim Rehg, Georgia Tech
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
Period: 7/15/2015-6/30/2020
Amount: $806,302 (Memphis).

ROBAS: A Multimodal Sensor System for Remote Assessment of Oral Health Behaviors (R01)
PI: Dr. Vivek Shetty, UCLA
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
Period: 7/1/2015-5/31/2020
Amount: $498,170 (Memphis).


Year 2014

Center of Excellence on Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) (U54)
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Investigators: 
Dr. Gregory Abowd, Dr. Polo Chau, Dr. Jim Rehg, Georgia Tech
Dr. William Abraham, Dr. Clay Marsh, Ohio State University Medical Center
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. J Gayle Beck, University of Memphis
Dr. Tyson Condie, Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech
Dr. Deepak Ganesan, Dr. Benjamin Marlin, UMass Amherst
Dr. Cho Lam, Dr. David Wetter, Rice University
Dr. Susan Murphy, Dr. Inbal Nahum-Shani, University of Michigan
Dr. Kevin Patrick, UC San Diego
Dr. Ida Sim, UC San Francisco
Dr. Bonnie Spring, Northwestern Medical School
Sponsor: National Institutes on Health (NIH) - NIBIB, NIA, NHLBI, NIAMS, and NIDCR
Period: 9/29/2014-9/30/2018
Amount: $10,793,851.


Year 2012

Predicting Smoking Abstinence via Mobile Monitoring of Stress and Social Context (R01)
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
Period: 9/15/2012-8/31/2015
Amount: $1,300,750.

EasySense: Contact-less Physiological Sensing in the Mobile Environment Using Compressive Radio Frequency Probes
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), SHB Program
Period: 10/1/2012-9/30/2015
Amount: $600,000.

Enabling Privacy-Utility Trade-offs in Pervasive Computing Systems
PIs: Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Dr. Santosh Kumar, Univ. of Memphis
Dr. Sharad Mehrotra, UC Irvine
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CSR:Large
Period: 10/1/2012-9/30/2014
Amount: $95,000.


Year 2011

Mobile Health National Meeting
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Period: 8/1/2011-5/31/2012
Amount: $25,000.

Mobile Health National Meeting
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Period: 8/1/2011-5/31/2012
Amount: $25,000.


Year 2010

First Tennessee Entreneurship and Innovation Fellowship
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: First Tennessee Foundation
Period: 8/1/2010-7/31/2011
Amount: $24,275.

Alcohol Measurements in AutoSense - From Days to Weeks in the Field
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Linda Tempelman, Giner Inc.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 8/1/2010-4/30/2011
Amount: $172,949.

Making AutoSense Robust for Everyday Wearing - A Field Test in Illicit Drug Users
PIs: Dr. Kenzie Preston, National Institute on Drug Abuse
       Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 8/1/2010-4/30/2011
Amount: $132,081.


Year 2009

FieldStream: Network Data Services for Exposure Biology Studies in Natural Environments
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mani Srivastava and Dr. Greg Pottie, UCLA
Dr. Justin Romberg and Dr. Jun Xu, Georgia institute of Technology
Dr. Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Deepak Ganesan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. J Gayle Beck, University of Memphis
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School(Consultant)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), NetSE Program (crosscutting across CNS, CCF, and IIS)
Period: 9/1/2009-8/31/2013
Amount: $2,699,990.

Personalized Stress Inferencing in AutoSense
PIs: Dr. Santosh Kumar
       Dr. Tom Kamarack, University of Pittsburgh
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Asim Smailagic and Dr. Daniel Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 5/1/2009-4/30/2010
Amount: $238,158.

REU for Doing More with Less: Tracking Movements Using a Sparse Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division
Period: 9/1/2009-8/31/2010
Amount: $16,000.


Year 2008

AutoWitness: Detecting and Tracking Burglars Using a Sparse Wireless Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: Fedex Institute of Technology (FIT), Univ. of Memphis
Period: 8/1/2008-7/31/2010
Amount: $350,965.

Automated Wireless Measurement of Pulse Wave Velocity in AutoSense
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State Univ.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 8/14/2008-4/30/2009
Amount: $68,286.

REU for Doing More with Less: Tracking Movements Using a Sparse Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division
Period: 5/12/2008-8/31/2010
Amount: $12,000.


Year 2007

AutoSense: Quantifying Personal Exposures to Addictive Substances and Psychosocial Stress
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs, Investigators, and other personnel: 15 total
Dr. Satish Kedia, and Dr. Kenneth Ward, Univ. of Memphis
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State Univ.
Dr. Kent Hutchison, Univ. of Colorado
Dr. Mark Faupel, Dr. Manju Venugopal, Rick Fowler, Kathryn Feuvrel, Erika Eckler, SpectRx Inc.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Part of the Genes Environment Initiative
Period: 8/14/2007-4/30/2011
Amount: $1,659,605.

Doing More with Less: Tracking Movements Using a Sparse Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Dr. Bela Bollobas and Dr. Prasun Sinha (Ohio State Univ.)
Senior Personnel: Derek Myers, Deputy Director, Univ. of Memphis Police Services
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division
Period: 9/1/2007-8/31/2010
Amount: $499,989.

Foundations of Coverage and Connectivity for Wireless Sensor Networks Deployed in Thin Strips
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Paul Balister and Dr. Bela Bollobas
Senior Personnel: Derek Myers, Deputy Director, Univ. of Memphis Police Services
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CCF Division
Period: 9/15/007-9/14/2010
Amount: $350,000.


Year 2006

Preparing Students for an Embedded Everywhere World
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Dr. Lan Wang and Dr. Qishi Wu
Sponsor: Advanced Learning Center, University of Memphis
Period: 1/2/2007 - 6/30/2007
Amount: $10,000.

 

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Santosh Kumar

Director, NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)
Professor and Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence | Department of Computer Science
The University of Memphis


Students at mHealth Systems Lab work with students, post-docs, and faculty from10+ universities via MD2K. See our research philosophy if interested in joining


Ph.D. Students (11)

Rummana Bari; Nazir Saleheen; Soujanya Chaterjee; Azim Ullah; Sayma Akther; Rabin Banjade; Shiplu Hawlader; Somnath Mitra; Mithun Saha; Sameer Neupane; Hosneara Ahmed


Alumni (13)

Syed Monowar Hossain (Ph.D., 2017) - MD2K

Nusrat Nasrine (M.S., 2017) - MD2K

Hillol Sarker (Ph.D., 2016) - IBM Research

Mahbubur Rahman (Ph.D., 2016) - Samsung

Amin Ahsan Ali (Ph.D., 2014) - University of Dhaka (Asst. Prof.)

Moushumi Sharmin (Post-doc, 2013-15) - Western Washington University

Andrew Raij (Post-doc, 2009-10) - Universal Creative

Karen Hovsepian (Post-doc, 2011-12) - Amazon

Somnath Mitra (M.S., 2012) - eBay

Animikh Ghosh (M.S., 2010) - Infosys Labs, India

Maheshbabu Satharla (M.S., 2010)

Bhagavathy Krishna (M.S., 2009) - Apple

Tim Henry (B.S., 2008) - FedEx


MD2K Staff

Dr. Timothy Hnat - Chief Software Architect

Dr. Syed 'Monowar' Hossain - Lead Software Engineer

Nusrat Nasrin - Software Engineer

Dr. Anandatirtha Nandugudi - Data Science Software Engineer

Dr. Nasir Ali - Research Assistant Professor

Joseph Biggers - Director of Administrative Operations

Lyndsey Rush - Project Coordinator

Cheryl Hayes - Business Officer

Brian Ahern - Technical Writer/Training Specialist

Shahin Samiei - Associate Director, Research & Studies