Licia Capra

UCL Principal Investigator

Licia Capra is a Reader in Pervasive Computing, in the Department of Computer Science at UCL. She joined UCL/CS as a Lecturer in 2005, having received an MEng degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a PhD in Computer Science from University College London, UK, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Licia conducts research in the area of pervasive computing, from a software engineering perspective: (i) developing efficient algorithms to `sense’ the environment (e.g., via mobile phones, RFID cards, as well as explicitly user-generated content); (ii) offering tools and techniques to explore large spatio-temporal datasets (e.g., about urban pubic transport mobility); and (iii) building services grounded on the findings spurred from these explorations (e.g., recommending travel ticket purchas-es). She has received funds from the EC, the EPSRC, industry and the Nuffield Foundation, for over 1.3M GBP. She has published more than 70 papers, in venues including SIGSOFT FSE, IEEE TSE, ACM Mobicom, ACM Ubicomp, ACM SIGIR, IEEE ICDM, ACM SIGKDD and ACM RecSys. She will lead the Invisible City Theme.