Malik Muhammad Qirtas

PhD Student, University College Cork

Research Title: Loneliness Detection using IoT

Biography: Malik Muhammad Qirtas earned B.E. degree in Information Technology from the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan. Afterward, he obtained M.S. degree in Computer Science from the COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan. In his M.S. thesis, he has proposed a routing protocol for delay tolerant networks. He has been working as a software engineer at Software Productivity Strategists Inc., for the past 4 years where he has been part of different AI & IoT-based projects where his part was related to mobile apps development specifically. Currently, he is an ADVANCE CRT researcher at University College Cork (UCC). His research area is on the intersection of social sciences and technology. More specifically his project title is “Loneliness detection using IoT” in which he is working on learning human behaviors including activity recognition using technology-based sensing modalities (mobile, wearables, ambient sensors, etc.) and then translating those behaviors into loneliness/social isolation patterns.

Supervisors: Prof. Dirk Pesch (UCC) and Dr. Eleanor Bantry-White (UCC)