The Mobile Applications and Services Lab recently held its first research group meeting at GVSU’s School of Computing and Information Systems. In addition to myself, the group currently consists of five CIS graduate students and two undergraduate researchers. A variety of topics were discussed at the initial meeting, and perhaps most importantly we discussed our mission statement. We expect this will be subject to some refinement in the months ahead, but this is how it reads at the moment:
“The Mobile Applications and Services Laboratory aims to combine emerging mobile technologies, social media, and pervasive network services in ways that effectively enhance the lives of real people and the communities within which they work, play, and socialize.”
We also discussed a vision statement with regard to who/what we want to become as we successfully execute our mission.
“By contributing original research results, enhanced educational experiences, and entrepreneurial opportunities, MASL aims to become established as a recognized center of excellence in mobile technology, within the GVSU community, the State of Michigan, and beyond.”
Our dedicated laboratory facility is located in C2-217 Mackinac Hall, and consists of new iMac and Dell workstations and a stash of new mobile devices. There’s been a flurry of activity here in the past couple of weeks as students have begun working on various projects. A lot of effort has also been put into getting our development environment in place (Thanks John!!)
In the months ahead we hope to post details of our progress here on this page. In the meantime, we’re interested in hearing from you, whether you are part of the GVSU community or beyond. Do drop us a line.