Organizing Faculty

Santosh Kumar, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science, University of Memphis; Director, NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge

Santosh Kumar is Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence Professor in Computer Science at the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2006, where his dissertation was awarded Presidential fellowship. In 2010, the Popular Science magazine named him one of America’s ten most brilliant scientists under the age of 38 (called “Brilliant Ten”) for leading the AutoWitness GPS-less burglar tracking project and AutoSense wearable sensor project for mobile measurement of stress and addictive behaviors. His current research seeks to revolutionize the research and practice of healthcare via evidence-based innovation in wearable sensing and mobile phones. He is currently director of the NIH Center of Excellence in Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge ( that involves 20+ investigators in computing, engineering, behavioral science, and medicine from Cornell, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Memphis, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rice, UMass, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, and West Virginia.

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