Irina Diaconita, M. Sc.


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About Me

I have started my PhD in October 2012 in the field of mobile sensing. My research concentrates on context detection and context-aware applications, with a focus on phone position and user activity classification. I am particularly interested in using active probing to improve classification accuracy and resilience to noise. A significant part of my work up to now has dealt with using smartphone microphones to determine phone position. On the other hand, in order to deal with user's privacy and battery consumption concerns, I am also interested in developing opportunistic approaches for mobile sensing.

My favourite pastime is travelling - last year I've been to 10 countries in total. I'd like to get to Antarctica one day.

Research Interests

  • Mobile sensing
  • User context and activity detection
  • Sound recognition on mobile devices
  • Active probing of the environment
  • Machine learning
  • Context adaptive learning

Selected Publications

Irina Diaconita, Andreas Reinhardt, Delphine Christin, Christoph Rensing:
Inferring Smartphone Positions based on Collecting the Environment’s Response to Vibration Motor Actuation. In: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM) Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet), November 2015.

Irina Diaconita, Andreas Reinhardt, Delphine Christin, Christoph Rensing:
Bleep Bleep! Determining Smartphone Locations by Opportunistically Recording Notification Sounds. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on In Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking (MobiQuitous), and Services, December 2014 (19.3% acceptance rate).

Irina Diaconita, Christoph Rensing, Stephan Tittel:
Getting the Information You Need, When You Need It: A Context-aware Q&A System for Collaborative Learning. In: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), September 2014.

Irina Diaconita, Andreas Reinhardt, Frank Englert, Delphine Christin, Ralf Steinmetz:
Do You Hear What I Hear? Using Acoustic Probing to Detect Smartphone Locations. In: Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), March 2014.

All publications by Irina Diaconita

Date Title Name of the event Organiser Location
Dec 14, 2015Phone Mode Adaptation Based on Heterogeneous Sensor Inference Multimedia Communications Lab, TU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Sep 24, 2015Determining Smartphone Position by Opportunistically Recording Phone Notification Sounds UIUCUrbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Dec 02, 2014Bleep Bleep! Determining Smartphone Locations by Opportunistically Recording Notification Sounds MobiQuitousLondon, UK
Nov 24, 2014Audio-based Smartphone Sensing for User Context Detection and Support Multimedia Communications Lab, TU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Sep 19, 2014Getting the Information You Need, When You Need It: A Context-aware Q&A System for Collaborative Learning EC-TELGraz, AustriaDownload document
Mar 24, 2014Do You Hear What I Hear? Using Acoustic Probing to Detect Smartphone Locations ACOMORE (PerCom workshop)IEEEBudapest, HungaryDownload document
Jan 13, 2014Audio-based Smartphone Sensing for User Activity Detection and Support Multimedia Communications Lab, TU DarmstadtDarmstadt, Germany
Dec 13, 2013Audio-based User Activtiy Detection Universidad Nacional de La PlataLa Plata, Argentina
Sep 11, 2013Context-aware Question and Answering for Community-based Learning DeLFIGesellschaft für Informatik (GI)Bremen, GermanyDownload document