Alex Mariakakis


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Hi, my name is Alex! I am currently a post-doc researcher in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and Sage Bionetworks.

My goal in life is to be a global expert in mobile health. My dissertation research focused on the creation of mobile apps that make subjective health measures more objective through the use of smartphone sensors. I am now interested in making such apps useful for ordinary people. This includes adding real-time guidance to testing procedures, leveraging passive sensing to improve the test results, and helping developers ensure their tests will be well-received. Outside of my research in mobile health, I work in other areas of ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction like mobile interaction and novel sensing.

During my PhD career, I was advised by Shwetak Patel in the UbiComp Lab and Jacob O. Wobbrock in the ACE Lab. I completed my undergraduate studies at Duke University with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Through the Pratt Fellows program, I had the opportunity to research in the SyNRG Lab led by Romit Roy Choudhury.