CMUSV Researchers Receive New Nexus S Phones from Google-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMUSV Researchers Receive New Nexus S Phones from Google-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMUSV Researchers Receive New Nexus S Phones from Google

Dr. Joy Zhang from CMU Silicon Valley campus and Dr. Sunny Xun Liu from California State University have received 20 Nexus S phones from Google to support their research of studying the social behavior of low-income minority women in central valley, California using mobile sensing platform MobiSens developed by CMU Silicon Valley. Compared to traditional approaches of relying on surveys to understand social behavior of focal segments, mobile sensing can provide more accurate, objective and reliable information for social studies.

"We plan to survey 100 low-income minority women in Stanislaus County and select 20 socially-connected users to participate the mobile sensing experiment," explained Zhang. "Each user will be given an Android phone with CMU MobiSens service installed. The study can generate a more precise and fine-grained profile of the low-income minority women. It can provide insights on their lives and shed lights on approaches to improve their social status," he continued.