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 Term 2 Office Hours; 2016/17
Fri 4pm to 5pm; Gower Street 66-72 3.16 (note during week of 20th Feb -- office hours will be canceled, additional hours available by email request during the following week)

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.