The Mobile Systems Laboratory (MSL) is the research group of Associate Professor Octav Chipara in the Computer
Science Department at University of Iowa.
Our work brings together techniques from systems, networking, and software engineering to build reliable and
wearable IoT systems.
The core of our research involves the design of programming abstractions,
middleware services, and
communication protocols that require predictable performance.
The central theme of my work is that in order to harness the power of these systems, we must provide developers
with better tools to simplify
the development and analyze the performance of wearable IoT systems.
Our paper "Audio-Based Cough Detection in Clinic Waiting Rooms" will appear at ICHI 2022.
Accepted to serve on the IWQOS 2022 TPC
Our paper "From Schedules to Programs --- Reimagining Networking Infrastructure for Future Cyber-Physical Systems" will apper at NSYSS 2021.
Our paper "Personalizing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids using Pairwise Comparisons" will accepted at CHASE 2021.
Accepted to serve on the DCOSS 2022 TPC
Accepted to serve on the ICCPS 2022 TPC
Accepted to serve on the CHASE 2021 TPC
Our paper "Recorp: Receiver-Oriented Policies for Industrial Wireless Networks" was accepted at Transactions on Sensor Networks
Our "REU Site: Computing for Health and Well-being" was awarded. If you're an undergraduate, we would love for you to apply.
Our paper "The Influence of Forced Social Isolation on the Auditory Ecology and Psychosocial Functions of Listeners With Cochlear Implants During COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts." was published in Ear and Hearing.
Accepted to serve on the IWQOS 2021 TPC
Accepted to serve on the SECON 2021 TPC
Accepted to serve on the ICDCS 2021 TPC
Accepted to serve on the EWSN 2021 TPC
Accepted to serve as the Work-in-Progress Co-Chair of PerCom 2021
Our paper "Common Configurations of Real-Ear Aided Response Targets Prescribed by NAL-NL2 for Older Adults With Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss" was published in AJA.
Our paper "Recorp: Receiver-Oriented Policies for Industrial Wireless Networks" was presented at IoTDI.
Our paper "Test-retest reliability of ecological momentary assessment in audiology research" was accepted for publication in JAAA.
Indoor particulate matter from smoker homes induces bacterial growth, biofilm formation and impairs airway antimicrobial activity. A pilot study
will be published in Frontiers in Public Health, section Environmental Health.
Ryan Brummet has successfully defented his thesis. Congratulations!
Submitted paper to IoTDI 2020.
Submitted "Do listening environment characteristics change in one location over time?" to IJA.
Our RERC proposal has been awarded
Accepted to serve on the IoTDI 2020 TPC
Accepted to serve on the MSN 2019 TPC
Serving on the programming committee of EWSN 2020
Serving as TPC Co-Chair of RTCSA 2019
Serving as TPC Vice-Chair for PerCom 2020
Serving as Co-Track Chair for MASS 2019
Our research is generously supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional
information about support is provided for each project.