Tian Hao is currently a researcher in the Center for Computational Health at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he leads the technical design and development of the sensing systems for "Precision Stress Management." Working with a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychologists, physicians, and information scientists, his research aims to leverage effortless and continuous sensing to arm the health management with precision -- knowing "when to intervene" and "what to deliver.”
Prior to joining IBM Research, he co-founded HAO Tech, a spinout startup company where he managed to tailor and transfer the unobtrusive sleep-tracking technology to the industry.
Tian Hao obtained his PhD in Computer Science at Michigan State University, where he gained hands-on experience in designing and developing disruptive mobile sensing systems, such as iSleep, the first sound-based smartphone system that offers contact-free sleep status and snoring tracking. He is also experienced in orchestrating experiments involving human subjects for feasibility and performance evaluation, and prototyping research ideas into award-winning mobile applications (MobiCom Best App Award in 2013 and 2014). The results of his research have been acknowledged in conferences including MobiSys, SenSys and UbiComp.