Address

Technology Square Research Building Room 234C Georgia Institute of Technology 85 5th Street N.W. Atlanta, Georgia, 30332, USA

Associate Professor

Call: +1 404 226 5011

Email: thomas.ploetz@gatech.edu

Research Interests

  • Activity Recognition
  • Deep Learning
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Wearable Computing

Dr Thomas Ploetz

Associate Professor

School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing

Thomas Ploetz is a computer scientist with expertise and almost 15 years of experience in Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning research (Ph.D. from Bielefeld University, Germany). His research agenda focuses on applied machine learning, that is developing systems and innovative sensor data analysis methods for real world applications. Primary application domain for his work is computational behavior analysis where he develops methods for automated and objective behavior assessments in naturalistic environments. Main driving functions for his work are “in the wild” deployments and as such the development of systems and methods that have a real impact on peoples’ lives.

In 2017, Dr. Ploetz joined the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he works as an associate professor. Prior to this, he was an academic at the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., where he was a reader (associate professor) for Computational Behavior Analysis affiliated with Open Lab, Newcastle’s interdisciplinary center for research in digital technologies.

Full CV upon request.

Up-to-date list of publications on my Google Scholar Profile.

Education

  1. 2005

    Dr.-Ing. (PhD)

    Bielefeld University
  2. 2001

    Dipl.-Inform. (MSc)

    Bielefeld University
  3. 1998

    Dipl.-Ing. (MEng)

    Univ. of Cooperative Education Mosbach

Professional Experience

  1. 2017 --
    Associate Professor
    School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  2. 2016 -- 2017
    Reader (Professor)
    School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK
  3. 2014 -- 2016
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
    School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK
  4. 2012 -- 2014
    Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
    School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK
  5. 2011
    DFG Research Fellow
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  6. 2009 -- 2011
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK
  7. 2006 -- 2009
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    TU Dortmund University