Pablo Paredes Joins the University of Maryland

20 Oct, 2022

Pablo Paredes Joins the University of Maryland

Alum Pablo Paredes joins the University of Maryland this Fall as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science!

Pablo's research is focused on the intersection of technology and human behavior as it relates to mental fitness and prevention, procrastination and productivity, human-centered artificial intelligence, usable security, and more. In particular, his work focuses on just-in-time interventions that balance efficacy and engagement for everyday stress management to promote wellbeing and mental health and on passive sensing, an adaptive approach that repurposes data from existing devices or data extracted from existing sensors embedded in everyday objects to measure stress.

At UMD, he's been welcomed by the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), where he holds an appointment, and by the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI).

Pablo leads the Pervasive Wellbeing Technology Lab, which is currently being relocated from Stanford University’s School of Medicine to UMD. The lab combines design, engineering and behavioral science principles to create interfaces and data-intensive systems to keep people healthy and performing at their best.

Read more from UMIACS here and BBI here.