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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 that use real-time, interactive, mobile sensing to measure and motivate behavior change, driven by advances in interactive machine learning, behavioral theory, and behavioral measurement methods that can only be achieved 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 College of Computer and Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. 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. Areas of special interest include technologies for measuring and motivating health-related behaviors, technologies that support healthy aging and well-being in the home setting, and mobile technologies that permit longitudinal measurement of health behaviors for research, especially the type, duration, intensity, and location of physical activity.

Professor Intille received his PhD from MIT in 1999 working on computational vision at the MIT Media Laboratory, an SM from MIT in 1994, and a BSE degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. 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. Professor Intille has been principal investigator on sensor-enabled health technology grants from the NSF, the NIH, foundations, and industry. After ten years as Technology Director of the House_n Research Consortium at MIT, Professor Intille joined Northeastern University in 2010 to help establish a new transdisciplinary PhD program in Personal Health Informatics.