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Prof Licia Capra
Room 307
66-72 Gower Street
Dept. of Computer Science
  • Professor of Pervasive Computing
  • Dept of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

Licia Capra is Professor in Pervasive Computing in the Dept of Computer Science at UCL. She first joined UCL in May 2000 as a Research Assistant, and then as a Ph.D. student (from September 2000 until September 2003). From October 2003 until March 2005, she has been a Research Fellow in the Software Systems Engineering Group at UCL/CS, before taking up an academic position in April 2005. Before coming to England, she was an undergraduate student in the Dipartimento di Informatica at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Research Summary

Licia conducts research in the area of ubiquitous computing. Specific topics include: : crowd-sourcing and crowd-sensing, urban computing, location-based services, recommender systems, data mining for development. The aim of her research is to provide application developers with abstractions, algorithm libraries, and middleware systems to ease ubiquitous computing application development, and provide end users with better experiences when interacting with the technology.

Academic Background
2010   Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy University College London
2007   Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University College London
2003   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2000   Laurea Universita degli Studi di Bologna
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