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Edison Thomaz

Assistant Research Professor


Health Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction


Dr. Edison Thomaz is a Research Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of The University of Texas at Austin, with an appointment in the School of Information. He holds a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the School of Interactive Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a S.M. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. Prior to his academic appointments, Dr. Thomaz held industry positions at leading technology companies such as Microsoft and France Telecom.

Dr. Thomaz's research is in Activiomics, a new discipline that applies computational methods towards sensing, recognizing and modeling the entire span of people's everyday life activities and context, from individual gestures to life patterns and routines. By enabling the measurement of human behaviors at a finely-grained level of detail and pairing them with bio-physiological signals obtained with environmental and wearable sensors, his work aims to provide a new technical foundation for applications and discoveries at the frontier of human health and behavior such as gene-environment interactions, predictive health from behavior markers, and personal health informatics.

Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2017 Spring INF 350E Information Technology: Personal Informatics
2017 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Personal Informatics
2016 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Personal Informatics
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