MoBiSoc Research Lab

The Mobile Bio-Social Research Lab at Cardiff University is a collection of researchers interested in topics related to mobile and social computing, human behaviour, networks and sociality. We're focused on the impact of functional developments of mobile devices, looking primarily at the smartphone-user relationship.


MoBiSoc Lives!

After a brief hiatus over winter, MoBiSoc has returned. Fewer cakes and a more focused approach, but the same mobile-bio-social computing based discussions and events

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A sample list of projects involving current and past members
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2014-12-31 - 2017-12-30

This project proposes a new paradigm for ultra-high capacity mobile networks by simultaneously and jointly addressing the bandwidth problem and the dynamic network management issues associated with device-to-device communications.

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2010-09-01 - 2013-08-31

The Recognition project looked for innovative ways to autonomously provide and manage content relevant to the individual user. The project was inspired by the cognitive processes that humans exhibit for self-awareness. Examples incude the heuristics and cues that we subconsciously use everyday for rapid decision making and negotiating conflicting signals in physical and social situations.

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A sample list of publications involving current and past members
  1. Noë, N., Whitaker, R. M., Chorley, M. J., & Pollet, T. V. (2016). Birds of a feather locate together? Foursquare checkins and personality homophily. Computers In Human Behavior, 58, 343–353. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.009
  2. Chorley, M. J., Colombo, G. B., Allen, S. M., & Whitaker, R. M. (2015). Human content filtering in Twitter: The influence of metadata. International Journal Of Human-Computer Studies, 74, 32–40. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2014.10.001
  3. Turner, L. D., Allen, S. M., & Whitaker, R. M. (2015). Interruptibility prediction for ubiquitous systems: conventions and new directions from a growing field. Proceedings Of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp ’15)., 801–812. doi:10.1145/2750858.2807514
  4. Mordacchini, M., Passarella, A., Conti, M., Allen, S. M., Chorley, M. J., & Colombo, G. B. (2015). Crowdsourcing through Cognitive Opportunistic Networks. ACM Transactions On Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), 10(2), 1–29. doi:10.1145/2733379
  5. Turner, L. D., Allen, S. M., & Whitaker, R. M. (2015). Push or delay? Decomposing smartphone notification response behaviour. In Human Behavior Understanding (Vol. 9277, pp. 69–83). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24195-1_6
  6. Whitaker, R. M., Chorley, M. J., & Allen, S. M. (2015). New frontiers for Crowdsourcing: the Extended Mind. In 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (pp. 1635–1644). doi:10.1109/HICSS.2015.197
  7. Chorley, M. J., Whitaker, R. M., & Allen, S. M. (2015). Personality and location-based social networks. Computers In Human Behavior, 46, 45–56. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.12.038
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Professor Roger M. Whitaker

Dr Stuart M. Allen

Dr Martin J. Chorley

Dr Gualtiero Colombo

Liam D. Turner

Nyala Noë

Beryl Noë

Pete Sueref

Other Members / Past Members / Affiliates

Professor Christopher Jones

Professor Alun Preece

Professor Dave Marshall

Dr Matthew J. Williams

Dr Chris Gwilliams

Dr George Theodorakopoulos

Dr William Webberley

Dr Ian Cooper

Dr Joaquin Derrac

Dr Pete Burnap

Dr Steven Shockhaert

Matthew P. John