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Seminar: Reflections of Ourselves – Mobile Psychological Assessment with Smartphones. Clemens Stachl, Stanford University

20 April, 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:00

MediaFutures is pleased to announce a seminar with Clemens Stachl from Stanford University. The video recording is available below.

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TITLE: Reflections of Ourselves – Mobile Psychological Assessment with Smartphones.
20 April 2021, 14:00-15:00.

ABSTRACT: The increasing digitization of our society radically changes how we use digital media, exchange information, and make decisions. This development also changes how social scientists collect data on human behavior and experience in the field. One new form of data comes from in-vivo high-frequency mobile sensing via smartphones. Mobile sensing allows for the investigation of formerly intangible psychological constructs with objective data. In particular mobile sensing enables fine-grained, longitudinal data collections in the wild and at large scale. The additional combination of mobile sensing with state of the art machine learning methods, provides a perspective for the direct prediction of psychological traits and behavioral outcomes from these data. In this talk I will give an overview on my work combining machine learning with mobile sensing and discuss the opportunities and limitations of this approach. Consequently, I will provide an outlook perspective on where the routine use of mobile psychological sensing could take research and society alike.

BIO: Clemens Stachl is a post-doctoral researcher specializing in research methodology, behavioral observation and individual differences. His research includes topics in psychology, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. He primarily uses digital recordings from consumer electronics together with computational modeling to investigate the connections between psychological characteristics, states, behavior and situational factors. Throughout his work he promotes open scientific practices.


20 April, 2021
14:00 - 15:00
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