About the group
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 address 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.
10/07/2019: Submitted "Indoor ambient particulate matter from smoker homes induces bacterial growth, biofilm formation and impairs airway antimicrobial activity. A pilot study." to EHP.
10/03/2019: Submitted "Do listening environment characteristics change in one location over time?" to IJA.
09/25/2019: Submitted "Test-retest reliability of ecological momentary assessment in audiology research" to JAAA.
09/23/2019: Our RERC proposal has been awarded
Accepted to serve on the IoTDI 2020 TPC
Accepted to serve on the MSN 2019 TPC
07/25/2019: Serving on the programming committee of EWSN 2020
07/24/2019: Serving as TPC Co-Chair of RTCSA 2019
07/25/2019: Serving as TPC Vice-Chair for PerCom 2020
07/24/2019: 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.