Visualising smartphone sensor data for psychology

This project will involve creating graphical and other visualisations of smartphone sensor data collected from the AWARE app ( Examples of such data include accelerometer, geolocation, application usage, screen usage and keyboard interaction. This data is stored in a MySQL database and you will use a suitable tool such as a JavaScript graphing library to create the displays.

We are connecting AWARE up to a digital mental health web platform called MOST (Moderated Online Social Therapy,, a system developed by a few members within CIS in collaboration with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health ( Data collected from user smartphones with AWARE will be accessible via a moderator dashboard in MOST that contains various visualisations, allowing clinical psychologists to see smartphone usage patterns in their patients. This information could help to inform a psychologist about the condition of their patients.

As part of this project, you will work with a team of both computer scientists and psychologists to determine how the raw data from relevant smartphone sensors can best be visually represented for the intended purpose.

Expected background: Programming skills, including databases.

Preferred/other background: Knowledge of smartphone technology, understanding of basic data visualisations, interest in psychology.