SENSORS Journal (IF=3.301) Special Issue on Activity Recognition Using Constrained IoT Devices (more info here).

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF=2.468) Special Issue on Intelligent IoT-Based E-health Systems for a Higher Inclusion of Vulnerable People (more info here).


Oresti Banos, PhD

Hi there! I am a Tenured Professor of Computational Behaviour Modelling at the University of Granada, Spain. I am also a Senior Research Scientist affiliated with the Centre for Information and Communication Technologies of the University of Granada (CITIC-UGR). I am a former Assistant Professor (currently Research Collaborator) at the University of Twente, Netherlands. I am a former Senior Research Scientist affiliated with the Centre for Telemedicine Cluster of the Biomedical Signal and Systems Group (BSS), the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the Research Centre for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA), and the novel Centre for Monitoring and Coaching (CMC). Currently, I am also a Research Collaborator of the Ubiquitous Computing Lab (UCLab) at Kyung Hee University (South Korea).

My research works on the intersection of wearable, ubiquitous, and mobile computing with data mining and artificial intelligence for digital health and wellness applications. I am particularly interested in human-aware computing, behaviour and context modelling, intelligent coaching systems, and smart pervasive sensing. I am a strong advocate of the role of science in society and truly passionate about the use of technology for social good. In this spirit, my main ambition is to bridge the gap between technology and society to automate the full comprehension of human behaviour in order to anticipate its realisation and effects at both individual and population levels.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to say hi!

Contact

  • email: oresti[at]ugr.es
  • address: Room 26 (2nd floor), Faculty ETSIIT, University of Granada, E-18071 Granada, Spain
  • phone: +34-958248598

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Academic background

  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Granada, Spain, 2014
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Granada, Spain, 2012
  • MSc in Computer Network Engineering, University of Granada, Spain, 2011
  • MSc in Telecommunications Engineering, University of Granada, Spain, 2009

Professional background

  • Associate Professor and Senior Research Scientist, CITIC-UGR, University of Granada, Spain, 2019-2020
  • Assistant Professor and Senior Research Scientist, CITIC-UGR, University of Granada, Spain, 2018-2019
  • Assistant Professor and Senior Research Scientist, BSS, CMC, CTIT, MIRA, University of Twente, Netherlands, 2016-2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Project Manager, UCLab, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, 2014-2016
  • Visiting Research Fellow, ACTLab, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2012
  • Visiting Research Fellow, HPC-Europa2, SURFsara, Netherlands, 2012
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Wearable Computing group, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, 2011
  • Visiting Research Fellow, CLAWS, University of Alabama, USA, 2011
  • Predoctoral Research Fellow, CITIC-UGR, University of Granada, Spain, 2010-2014

Individual awards

  • Research Excellence Diploma, Higher Technical School of Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada, 2019
  • Outstanding PhD Award, University of Granada, 2017
  • Grand-ICT Centre of Intelligent Interaction for Life Companionship Experience Scholar Fellowship, Korean National Reserch Foundation, 2015
  • Brain Korea 21+ (BK21+) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Korean National Reserch Foundation, 2014
  • High Performance Computing-Europa2 Research Fellowship, European Commission, 2012
  • FPU Overseas Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2011
  • University Faculty Training (FPU) Predoctoral Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2010
  • Research Excellence Predoctoral Fellowship, Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain), 2010

Selected news

06/11/2020 Journal paper accepted for publication in Frontiers in Physiology: "Validation Of mDurance, a Wearable Surface Electromyography System for Muscle Activity Assessment".

10/10/2020 Journal paper accepted for publication in Nature Scientific Data: "CoVidAffect, real-time monitoring of mood variations following the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain".

07/09/2020 Journal paper accepted for publication in Entropy: "Composition Classification of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays".

27/07/2020 I have been promoted to Tenured Professor.

01/07/2020 Editorial Board Member of the Sensors journal.

13/05/2020 I have been awarded the "Young Researcher Career award of the Higher Technical School of Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada".

18/12/2019 I have been awarded the "Young Researcher Career award of the Social Council of the University of Granada".

01/10/2019 Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Digital Health Section).

06/09/2019 Journal paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks: "Mobile sensing for behavioral research: A component-based approach for rapid deployment of sensing campaigns".

01/09/2019 Paper "A Novel Framework for the Holistic Monitoring and Analysis of Human Behaviour" accepted at UCAmI 2019.

06/08/2019 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Smartphone-Based Platform for Affect Monitoring through Flexibly Managed Experience Sampling Methods".

31/10/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Adaptive Data Boosting Technique for Robust Personalized Speech Emotion in Emotionally-Imbalanced Small-Sample Environments".

20/08/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Computer: "M-Coaching: Towards the Next Generation of Mobile-Driven Healthcare Support Services".

31/05/2018 Paper "Optimizing activity recognition in stroke survivors for wearable exoskeletons" accepted at IEEE BioRob 2018.

29/05/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing: "Ubiquitous computing for health applications".

28/05/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Sensors: "Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised e-Coaching".

02/05/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing: "MobileCogniTracker - A mobile experience sampling tool for tracking cognitive behaviour".

22/03/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Computer: "E-coaching for Health".

12/02/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing: "SPIRA: an automatic system to support lower limb injury assessment".

15/01/2018 Journal paper accepted for publication in Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces: "Model-Based Adaptive User Interface based on Context and User Experience Evaluation".

11/01/2018 Paper "Council of Coaches - A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach" accepted at ICT4AWE 2018.

01/01/2018 Paper "Enabling remote assessment of cognitive behaviour through mobile experience sampling" accepted at EmotionAware within PerCom 2018.

14/12/2017 I have been awarded the "Outstanding PhD Award of the University of Granada".

21/11/2017 New Pioneers in Healthcare grant for the project: "A healthy mind in a healthy body".

22/09/2017 Invited talk: "What your smartphone tells about your behavior: Challenges and Opportunities" @ Wearables in Practice: Physiology and Emotions Symposium.

28/06/2017 Invited talk: "Advance Processing of Sensor Data for Human Behaviour Modelling" @ Connected Health Summer School.

01/06/2017 New H2020 project granted: Council of Coaches (within the SC1-PM-15-2017 call on "Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age".