Mobile and pervasive computing at the University of Florida means exciting research, cutting-edge technology innovation, and solid educational training. Professor Sumi Helal is directing several research projects in the areas of Smart Spaces (new technological enablers, architectures, ecosystem, intelligent interactions, and real-world deployments), Internet of Things (IoT) (scalable cloud-sensor architectures for smart cities, IoT programmability, and city-scale IoT optimizations), and Assistive Technology (successful aging, affective and persuasive interactions, context-driven simulation, and assistive technology for the blind and hearing impaired).
Students interested in joining the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Lab should send a two page research statement describing what they aspire to work on and achieve as part of the program.
Google Internet of Things AwardMarch 2016
Professor Helal and his Mobile and Pervasive Computing class receive the 2016 Google Internet-of-Things Research Pilot Award.
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE ComputerJannuary 2015
Professor Helal takes the helm as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computer, the Computer Society's premier and flagship publication.
IEEE FellowJannuary 2015
Professor Helal named IEEE Fellow in recognition for his achievements and contributions to the fields of pervasive and mobile computing
ACM Outstanding Service AwardOctober 2013
Dr. Helal receives the ACM Outstanding Service Award in appreciation for contributions to ACM as Chair of the 19th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Sept 30-Oct 4, 2013, that was held in Miami, Florida. Pictured with Prof. Suman Banerjee, ACM SIGMOBILE Chair.