Misha Pavel

Professor of the Practice
  • College of Computer & Information Science
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 202 WVH
Phone: 617-373-2462
Email: m.pavel@northeastern.edu

Professor Pavel holds a joint faculty appointment in the College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. His background comprises electrical engineering, computer science and experimental psychology, and his research is focused on multiscale computational modeling of behaviors and their control, with applications ranging from elder care to augmentation of human performance. Professor Pavel is using these model-based approaches to develop algorithms transforming unobtrusive monitoring from smart homes and mobile devices to useful and actionable knowledge for diagnosis and intervention. Under the auspices of the Northeastern-based Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, Professor Pavel and his colleagues are targeting technological innovations to support the development of economically feasible, proactive, distributed, and individual-centered healthcare. Previously, Professor Pavel was the director of the Smart and Connected Health Program at the National Science Foundation, a program co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Earlier, he served as the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, a Technology Leader at AT&T Laboratories, a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, and faculty member at Stanford University and New York University.

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral informatics and computational modeling T
  • Games for health and cognitive training
  • Technology for future care:
  • Understanding the brain strengthening human adaptive reasoning and problem-solving
  • Behavior change  for improving health and for rehabilitation
  • In the framework Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care and NU-Care Technology Core