Holly-Jimison-hero-image-1500x625Professor Holly Jimison, PhD – Director

Professor Jimison is a faculty member of both the College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. She came to Northeastern from the National Institutes of Health, where she was a technology advisor involved in the Big Data Initiative for Monitoring Health Behaviors at Home and in the Environment. She previously was an associate professor in medical informatics and clinical epidemiology with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, where her research involved technology for successful aging and scalable remote care. She is now the director of the Northeastern-based Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, which has been created to develop a technology infrastructure for sustainable interventions that support continuity of care outside a hospital setting and promote long-term health behavior change. [Biosketch | Google Scholar | CCIS bio]

Michael-Pavel-hero-image-1500x625Professor Misha Pavel, PhD

Professor Pavel holds a joint faculty appointment in the College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. His background comprises electrical engineering, computer science and experimental psychology, and his research is focused on multiscale computational modeling of behaviors and their control, with applications ranging from elder care to augmentation of human performance. Professor Pavel is using these model-based approaches to develop algorithms transforming unobtrusive monitoring from smart homes and mobile devices to useful and actionable knowledge for diagnosis and intervention. Under the auspices of the Northeastern-based Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, Professor Pavel and his colleagues are targeting technological innovations to support the development of economically feasible, proactive, distributed, and individual-centered healthcare. Previously, Professor Pavel was the director of the Smart and Connected Health Program at the National Science Foundation, a program co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Earlier, he served as the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, a Technology Leader at AT&T Laboratories, a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, and faculty member at Stanford University and New York University. [Biosketch | Google Scholar | CCIS bio]

Core Staff and Students


Christine M. Gordon-Davis, MPH
Associate Director and Senior Project Manager
Link to CCIS bio


Iman Khaghani Far, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate/Tech Lead
Faculty Mentor: Holly Jimison
Link to CCIS bio



Xuan “Sean” Li, MFA, PhD (c)
PHI PhD student, Graduate Research Assistant
Faculty Mentor: Holly Jimison
Link to CCIS bio


Maciej-Kos-hero-image-1500x625Maciej Kos, MS, PhD (c)
PHI PhD student, Graduate Research Assistant
Faculty Mentor: Misha Pavel
Link to CCIS bio


Hui “Sophie” Wang
CS PhD Student
Faculty Mentor: Stacy Marsella/Holly Jimison



Haleigh Williams, BA/BS
Research Assistant



Student Research Assistants

Navarjun “Navi” Singh Grewal
May 2017 – present

Janice Tjeng
September – December 2017

Hari Janarthanan
December 2016 – April 2017

Visiting Scholars

Elina Helander, PhD
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
May 2017

Maisa Niemela, PhD(c)
University of Oulu, Finland
April – August 2017

Marcela Moreira, PhD(c)
Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
August 2016, April – August 2017

Katharina Neunteufel, BSc
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Faculy Mentor: Thomas Wetter
April – September 2015

Julia Pietila, MSc, PhD(c)
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
May – June 2015, May 2017

Pekka Ala-Siuru, MSc
University of Oulu, Finland
April – June 2015

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