First Advisor

Nirupama Bulusu

Date of Award

Spring 6-14-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science and University Honors


Computer Science




quantified self, mHealth, n=me, research ethics


The adoption of an application of new technology always comes with a bias, this is never more true for the case of human behavioral analytics within higher education. While movements such as the quantified self movement make strides to reinterpret the realm of data analytics, psychology, and computer science, there are inevitably limitations to the adoption and application of such approaches within the standard realm of research. Herein is presented a case where an effort to evaluate the prospect of use of mobile phone data as secondary indicators of personal mental health through the lens of data analysis was put at odds with institutional knowledge especially that of the institutional review board and expectation both for the disciplines of psychology, computer science, data science and that of software engineering.