Nic Lane

Nic Lane
Senior Lecturer
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Room: GS3.16
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

New Module for 2017: "Introduction to Deep Learning" -- COMPGI23
1st class starts Tueday Oct 3nd -- 5pm to 8pm at Henry Massey Lecture Theatre, see you there!

New Term 1 Office Hours; 2017
Tuesday 4pm to 5pm; Gower Street 66-72 3.16 (subject to change, please check web regularly)

Brief biography

I hold dual academic and industrial appointments as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at University College London (UCL), and a Principal Scientist at Nokia Bell Labs. At UCL I am part of the Digital Health Institute and UCL Interaction Center, while at the Bell Labs I lead DeepX -- an embedded focused deep learning unit at the Cambridge location that is part of the broader Pervasive Sensing and Systems department.

Before moving to England, I spent four years at Microsoft Research based in Beijing. There I was a Lead Researcher within the Mobile and Sensing Systems group (MASS) led by Feng Zhao. In March 2011, I received a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College under the supervision of Andrew T. Campbell and Tanzeem Choudhury.

My research interests revolving around the systems and modelling challenges that arise when computers collect and reason about people-centric sensor data. For the past two years, I have been primarily focused on: (1) developing high-precision deep learning models of human behavior and context, and (2) enabling state-of-the-art signal processing and modeling algorithms to efficiently execute on embedded-class hardware. At heart, I am an experimentalist who likes to build prototype sensing systems based on well-founded computational models.