I am a Senior Research Scientist in the Pervasive Sensing Department at Nokia Bell Labs in Cambridge, where I do research on Mobile Sensing and Embedded Deep Learning. My current focus is on developing techniques to improve the robustness and execution latency of deep learning algorithms on constrained IoT devices. My work has a strong focus on building novel mobile systems powered by deep learning algorithms.

I am also a PhD student at University College London supervised by Prof. Nicholas D. Lane and Prof. Nadia Berthouze . I am a part of the Machine Learning Systems Lab (OxMLSys) at the University of Oxford.

Previously, I have done extensive research in the areas of Ubiquitous Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, and Technology for Development. I hold a research-based Masters in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and a B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology from DA-IICT where I was awarded the President's Gold Medal. My works has been awarded with two Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards, the mBillionth Award South Asia 2013, and has been covered by several media organizations including the New Yorker, Financial Times, Livemint and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Embedded Deep Learning

Domain Adaptation

Mobile Sensing and Systems

Ubiquitous Computing


  • March 2019: I am serving as the Program Chair for WearSys 2019. Please consider submitting a paper.
  • March 2019: I am serving on the Technical Program Committee of Urb-IoT 2019.
  • Feb 2019: Our paper on using GANs for audio model robustness has been accepted to IPSN 2019.
  • Jan 2019: Our paper on facial expression detection using kinetic earables has been accepted to Augmented Human 2019.
  • Jan 2019: We are releasing our smart earbud prototype to the research community. Visit to register your interest.
  • Nov 2018: I am serving on the Technical Program Committee of WristSense at Percom 2019.
  • Nov 2018: I am serving on the Technical Program Committee of Percom 2019 industrial track.
  • Oct 2018: We are hiring multiple research scientists at Nokia Bell Labs in Cambridge. Please see the flyer and feel free to reach out to me.
  • Oct 2018: Our work on using earables for personal-scale behaviour analytics has been accepted to IEEE Pervasive Computing.
  • Sept 2018: Two workshop papers accepted at HASCA and WellComp workshops at Ubicomp 2018.


[P32] Mathur A., Isopoussu A., Kawsar F., Berthouze N., Lane N.D. "Mic2Mic: Using Cycle-Consistent Generative Adversarial Networks to Overcome Microphone Variability in Speech Systems". IPSN 2019, Montreal, Canada.

[P31] Mathur A., Kawsar F., Berthouze N., Lane N.D. "A Vision for Adaptive and Generalizable Audio-Sensing Systems". To Appear in SocialSense @ IPSN 2019.

[P30] Lee S., Min C., Montanari A., Mathur A. , Chang Y., Song J. and Kawsar F. "Automatic Smile and Frown Recognition with Kinetic Earables". The 10th Augmented Human International Conference (AH 2019), Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France.

[P29] Kawsar F., Min C., Mathur A. , Montanari A. "Earables for Personal-scale Behaviour Analytics", IEEE Pervasive Computing, Volume: 17, Issue: 3, 2018.

[P28] Mathur A., Isopoussu A., Kawsar F., Smith R., Lane N.D. and Berthouze N. "On Robustness of Cloud Speech APIs: An Early Characterization". In HASCA Workshop @ Ubicomp 2018.

[P27] Min C., Montanari A., Mathur A., Lee S., and Kawsar F. "Cross-Modal Approach for Conversational Well-being Monitoring with Multi-Sensory Earables", In Computing for WellBeing Workshop @ Ubicomp 2018.

[P26] Min C., Mathur A., Kawsar F. "Exploring Audio and Kinetic Sensing on Earable Devices", In WearSys Workshop @ Mobisys 2018.

[P25] Min C., Mathur A., Kawsar F. "Audio-Kinetic Model for Automatic Dietary Monitoring with Earable Devices", Mobisys 2018.

[P24] Mathur A., Zhang, T., Bhattacharya, S., Veličković, P., Joffe, L., Lane, N. D., Kawsar F, Lió, P. "A Deep Data Augmentation Training Method to Address Software and Hardware Heterogeneities in Wearable and Smartphone Sensing Devices”. IPSN 2018, Porto, Portugal.

[P23] Mathur A., Lane, N. D., Bhattacharya, S., Boran, A., Forlivesi, C., Kawsar, F. "DeepEye: Resource efficient local execution of multiple deep vision models using wearable commodity hardware". ACM Mobisys 2017.

[P22] Lane, N. D., Bhattacharya, S., Mathur A., Georgiev, P., Forlivesi, C., Kawsar, F. "Squeezing Deep Learning into Mobile and Embedded Devices". IEEE Pervasive Magazine 2017.

[P21] Mathur A., Kalanadhabhatta L.M., Majethia R., Kawsar F. "Moving Beyond Market Research: Demystifying Smartphone User Behavior in India". ACM IMWUT/Ubicomp 2017.

[P20] Lane, N., Bhattacharya, S., Mathur A., Forlivesi, C., Kawsar, F. "Dxtk: Enabling resource-efficient deep learning on mobile and embedded devices with the DeepX toolkit". EAI MobiCase 2016.

[P19] Mashhadi, A., Mathur A., Van den Broeck, M., Vanderhulst, G., Kawsar, F. "Understanding the impact of personal feedback on face-to-face interactions in the workplace". ACM ICMI 2016. (Best Paper Nominee)

[P18] Mathur A., Lane N.D., Kawsar F. "Engagement-aware computing: Modelling user engagement from mobile contexts”. ACM Ubicomp 2016.

[P17] Mathur A., Kawsar F. "The Need to Account for Geographical Diversities in Mobile Data Research”. MobiData @ MobiSys 2016.

[P16] Montanari A., Mashhadi A., Mathur A., Kawsar F. "Understanding the Privacy Design Space for Personal Connected Objects”. ACM BritishHCI 2016.

[P15] Mathur A., Broeck M., Vanderhulst G., Mashhadi A., and Kawsar F. "Tiny Habits in the Giant Enterprise: Understanding the Dynamics of a Quantified Workplace". ACM UbiComp 2015.

[P14] Mathur A., Broeck M., Vanderhulst G., Mashhadi A., and Kawsar F. "Quantified Workplace: Opportunities and Challenges". Physical Analytics Workshop @ MobiSys 2015.

[P13] Mashhadi A., Mathur A., Kawsar F. The Myth of Subtle Notifications. ACM Ubicomp 2014.

[P12] Mathur A., Jaiswal S. Exploring the Interplay between Community Media and Mobile Web in Developing Regions. ACM MobileHCI 2013. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)

[P11] Mathur A., Agarwal S., Jaiswal S. Exploring Playback and Recording of Web-based Audio Media on Low-End Feature Phones. ACM DEV 2012.

[P10] Samdaria N., Mathur A., Balakrishnan R. Paying in Kind for Crowdsourcing Work in Developing Regions. Pervasive 2012 (Best Paper Nominee)

[P9] Kumar N., Mathur A., Lal S. Banking 101: Mobile-izing financial inclusion in an emerging India. Bell Labs Technical Journal, Human Sciences and User Experience Edition, 2012

[P8] Mathur A., Majumder A., Datta S., Menon S. LifeView: A Lifelog Visualization Tool for Supporting Sentimental Recall and Sharing. ACM OzCHI 2012

[P7] Mathur A., Ramachandran D., Cutrell E., Balakrishnan R. An Exploratory Study on the Use of Cameraphones and Pico Projectors in Rural India. ACM MobileHCI 2011

[P6] Hutchful D., Mathur A., Joshi A., Cutrell A. Cloze: An Authoring Tool for Teachers with Low Computer Proficiency. IEEE/ACM ICTD '10

[P5] Kam M., Mathur A., Kumar A., Canny J. Designing Digital Games for Rural Children: A Study of Traditional Village Games in India. ACM CHI '09 (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)

[P4] Kam M., Kumar A., Jain S., Mathur A., Canny J. Improving Literacy in Rural India: Cellphone Games in an After-School Program. IEEE/ACM ICTD '09

[P3] Kam M., Agarwal A., Kumar A., Lal S., Mathur A., Tewari A., Canny J. Designing E-Learning Games for Rural Children in India: A Format for Balancing Learning with Fun. ACM DIS '08

[P2] Kam M., Bhagwani S., Kumar A., Lal S., Mathur A., Tewari A., Canny J. The Social Complexities of User-Centered Design in ICTD: Experiences from Four Schools in India's Villages and Slums. IEEE/ACM ICTD '07

[P1] Tewari A., Kumar A., Mathur A., Lal S., Kam M., Canny J. Mobile Games for Learning English in Rural India: Designing Cellphone Games Informed by Traditional Games. 3rd Digital Games Research Association International Conference (DIGRA'07)


  • Context-Based Local Content Sponsoring Decisions (Pending)
  • User profiling for location based advertising (Pending)
  • Context-based Processing of Interaction Events (Pending)
  • Resource Sharing Between Devices In A Wireless Network (Pending)
  • Monitoring of Attacks on Bluetooth Beacon Devices (Pending)
  • Methods and Systems for Multimodal Interaction (Pending)
  • Privacy Ratings for Applications of Mobile Terminals (Pending)
  • System And Method For Providing And Controlling Visual Display Useful For Remote Control Of A Variety Of Devices (Pending)
  • System And Method Of Account Access Notification (Pending)


  • Program Chair for the WearSys 2019 workshop, co-hosted with MobiSys 2019.
  • Served on the Technical Program Committee for WristSense and Industrial Track at Percom 2019.
  • External reviewer for leading journals and conferences in the field, including IMWUT, UbiComp, IEEE Pervasive Computing, CHI, MobileHCI, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC).

Work Experience

Research Scientist, Nokia Bell Labs Feb '11 - Present

Presently, I am associated with the Pervasive Systems Department in Cambridge, UK led by Dr. Fahim Kawsar. I lead our team's research on improving the robustness of deep learning models in real-world scenarios using techniques such as Domain Adaptation and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs).

Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research India May '10 - Aug '10

I spent a summer at MSR to complete my Masters thesis research in collaboration with Dr. Edward Cutrell.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UC Berkeley May '07 - Dec '08

I worked with Dr. Matthew Kam and Prof. John Canny on MILLEE, a project aimed at developing effective technologies to support out-of-classroom education in rural India.


Nokia Bell Labs, Broers Bulding, 21 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, United Kingdom