Since April 2012, I am a researcher at Bell Labs and part of the IoT group. I also hold an honorary research position at University College London where I previously obtained my PhD and worked as a Post-Doc. I am an affiliate of the eScience Institute at University of Washington.

My research focuses on ubiquitous computing where I leverage human behavioural patterns to design human-centric systems; and Human Computer Interactions (HCI) where I aim to uncover the perception of users’ interaction with such systems.

I serve as co-chair of the fellowship board of the N2Women, encouraging women to participate in networking conferences and providing them with an opportunity to get together. Contact me if interested! I also voluntarily serve in the city council as a member of Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board offering consultancy and advice to the Mayor of Seattle.


About Me

Dr. Afra J.Mashhadi

Senior Research Scientist

Bell Labs


Email: afra dot mashhadi at bell-labs dot com

Twitter: @Afrafrafra_j


PhD Computer Science, UCL.

MEng Computer Science, UCL.

The press coverage of DSSG Crowdsensing Census Project by TechCrunch is out:

Our Paper on “Understanding the impact of Personal Feedback on Face-to-Face Interactions at Workplace” has been nominated for the Best Paper Award in ICMI 2016

Our Paper on “Exploring Space Syntax on Entrepreneurial Opportunities with Wi-Fi Analytics” has been accepted to Ubicomp 2016