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Asim Smailagic

Research Professor, ICES; Director, Laboratory for Interactive Computer Systems


Asim Smailagic

Research Areas

Mobility, Next Generation Secure and Available Networks, Privacy Protection

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Usable Privacy and Security


Asim Smailagic is a Research Professor at ICES and the Director of LINCS (Laboratory for Interactive Computer Systems).

Under the LINCS directorship of Dr. Asim Smailagic, three prestigious international design awards have been received for their visionary designs: VuMan 3, MoCCA and Digital Ink. The LINCS lab which includes the Wearable Computers Lab and The Interaction Design Studio has over the last decade collaborated in designing and prototyping more than 20 generations of wearable computers, which have become cornerstones of the wearable computing field. By applying and refining their rapid prototyping methodology, these labs have introduced wearable computers in a number of previously untried application areas. Maintenance and inspection, augmented manufacturing, real-time speech translation, navigation, context aware computing, and group collaboration have all been explored using wearable computers, and a variety of engineering research has been performed to understand the principles underlying these designs.

Research Projects

VMA: Dynamic and Secure Heterogeneous System for Elder Care

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks | Mobility | Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Pei Zhang, Martin Griss, Raj Rajkumar, Daniel Siewiorek, Asim Smailagic

Privacy and Security in Real Time Monitoring Systems

Research Area: Mobility | Privacy Protection
Researchers: Daniel Siewiorek, Asim Smailagic, Martin Griss

Avoiding User Downtime Due to Setting & Authenticating Security

Researchers: Daniel Siewiorek, Asim Smailagic


"A Technology Probe of Wearable In-Home Computer-Assisted Physical Therapy". K. Huang, P. Sparto, S. Kiesler, A. Smailagic, J. Mankoff, and D. Siewiorek, CHI: Conference Proceedings, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, vol. April 2014, 2014.

"EMA Data Reveal Associations Between Sleep and Self-Efficacy for Adhering to a Healthy Lifestyle Plan". L. Burke, S. Rathbun, P. Strollo, E. Chasens, A. Smailagic, D. Siewiorek, L. Ewing, B. French, and S. Shiffman, American Heart Association Annual Conference on Epidemmiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, 2014.

"QuiltView: a Crowd-Sourced Video Response System". Z. Chen, W. Hu, K. Ha, J. Harkes, B. Gilbert, B. Hong, D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and M. Satyanarayanan, ACM HotMobile, 2014.

"The Usability Impact of Prefetching and Caching on Cloud-sourced Applications". B. Taylor, A. Yoshihisa, M. Satyanarayanan, A. Dey, D. Siewiorek, and A. Smailagic, SigMobile, 2014.

"Using Physiological Sensors to Detect Levels of User Frustration Induced by System Delays". B. Taylor, A. Dey, A. Smailagic, and D. Siewiorek, CHI: Conference Proceedings, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

"An Adaptive Filter for the Removal of Drifting Sinusoidal Noise without a Reference". J.W. Kelly, D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and W. Wang,  IEEE Journal on Biomedical and H ealth Informatics, 2014.

"Chapter 12: Wearable Computers". D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and T. Starner. in The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook, Julie Jacko, Ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.

"HeadCoach: Home Balance Rehabilitation Exercise Monitoring". K. Huang, S. Kiesler, D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and P. Sparto, ISWC: International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 2012.

"iPod for home balance rehabilitation exercise monitoring". K. Huang, J.P. Sparto, S. Kiesler, D. Siewiorek, and A. Smailagic. ISWC: International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pp. 116-117, 2012.

"Sparse linear regression with elastic net regularization for brain-computer interfaces". J.W. Kelly, A.D. Degenhart, D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and W. Wang.  IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 4275-4278, 2012.

"Usability testing for a multi-user telehealth kiosk prototype". K. L. Courtney, J. T. Matthews, J. M. McMillan, L. Person Mecca, A. Smailagic, and D. Siewiorek. European Federation for Medical Informatics, 2012.