Department of Computer Science
Eric C. Larson
BS Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2006; MS Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2008; PhD. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2013
Eric C. Larson is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist
University. Dr. Larson has developed a number of mobile health technologies;
including medical applications that use mobile phone’s to track baselines for
patients with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and neonatal jaundice. His work in
mobile health is the first of its kind to seek FDA approval and is creating a new
paradigm for medical sensing out of the doctor’s office.
Dr. Larson’s main research interests are in machine learning, sensing, and signal
& image processing for ubiquitous computing applications, in particular, for
healthcare and environmental sustainability. His work in both areas has been
commercialized and he holds a variety of patents for sustainability sensing and
mobile phone-based health sensing. Dr. Larson’s dissertation, entitled “Semi-
Supervised Training for Infrastructure Mediated Sensing: Disaggregated Hot and Cold Water Sensing with Minimal Calibration” has garnered significant impact in
the sustainability community and is the basis of the new product: the Belkin Echo
for water conservation.
During his graduate studies, he collaborated with a number of industrial labs
including Intel Research, Microsoft, and Garmin Fitness. Dr. Larson’s work has
been published in numerous conferences and journals disseminated through many
different cross-disciplinary venues: ICIP, UbiComp, CHI, DEV, WCCI, SPIE, and
Pervasive, garnering four best paper nominations in two years. He has also
successfully commercialized four patents in that time.
Dr. Larson is active in signal processing education for computer scientists and is
an active member of IEEE. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from
the University of Washington in June 2013 where he was an Intel Science and
Technology fellow and was co-advised by Dr. Shwetak Patel and Dr. Les Atlas.
He received his B.S., Summa Cum Laude, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering in
2006 and 2008, respectively, at Oklahoma State University, where he was advised
by Dr. Damon Chandler.