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Stephen Intille

Associate Professor

Interdisciplinary with Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Stephen Intille


Office Location

177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Stephen Intille, 910 - 177
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Development and validation of innovative personal health informatics systems
  • Measuring and motivating behavioral changes through interactive, mobile sensing
  • The intersection of machine learning, behavioral theory, and behavioral measurement methods with computing technology


  • PhD in Media Arts & Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM in Media Arts & Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BSE in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania


Stephen Intille is an associate professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. In 1999, he received his PhD from MIT where he worked on computational vision at the Media Laboratory for five years. After ten years as Technology Director of the House_n Research Consortium at MIT, Intille joined Northeastern in 2010 to establish a new transdisciplinary PhD program in Personal Health Informatics.

His research focuses on the development of novel healthcare technologies that incorporate ideas from ubiquitous computing, user-interface design, pattern recognition, behavioral science, and preventive medicine. Intille is interested in human-computer interface technologies that measure and motivate health-related behaviors. In specific, how algorithms that recognize everyday activity can drive the development of interactive technologies that support healthy aging and well-being. Among his other research interests, he analyzes mobile technologies that permit longitudinal measurement of health behaviors and areas of human activity.

He has published research on computational stereo depth recovery, real-time and multi-agent tracking, activity recognition, perceptually-based interactive environments, and technology for healthcare. Intille has been the principal investigator on sensor-enabled health technology grants from the NSF, the NIH, foundations, and industry.