Arif Alam 

Mohammad Arif Ul Alam

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Richard A. Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences
University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, USA
Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, MA, USA

Office: 344 Dandeneau Hall
Telephone: 978-934-1971
mohammadariful_alam at uml dot edu
mohammadariful.alam1 at umassmed dot edu


My research focuses on on Interactive, Cognitive, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. I am also interested in deep learning, big data analytics, optical spectroscopy and their application in healthcare and life sciences. We mainly research on human accessibility that leverages a network of connected biomedical devices, sensors and AI aided cognitive systems to help people with disabilities.

Recent Classes

  • Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2021, Spring 2023 (Website)

  • Internet of Things, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022 (Website)

  • Healthcare Data Analytics, Fall 2019, Fall 2020(Website)


  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Smart and Connected Community (Integrative Research Grants)

    Project Title: SCC-IRG Track 1: Community Based Approach to Address Contaminants in Drinking Water using Smart Cloud-Connected Electrochemical Sensors (Link)

    Role: Co-PI

    Total Amount: 2,495,019 USD (~2.5 Million)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

    Project Title: Monitoring Hydration with Smart Technologies

    Role: PI

    Total Amount: 3,000 USD (+5,000 USD extended)

  • Minshall Family Faculty Research Fund and Connell Family Endowment Fund (Seed Grant)

    Project Title: Developing a coding sequence from dementia caregivers’ social media posts on managing the problem behaviors of dementia

    Role: Consultant

    Total Amount: 10,000 USD

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (Seed Grant)

    Category: Research Partnerships Leading to Understanding of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Project: Monitoring The Voices of Nurses in Social Media During Pandemic

    Duration: 4 months

    Role: Co-PI

    Total Amount: 10,000 USD

  • Canada’s Aging and Technology Network (AGE-WELL NCE)

    Project: Monitoring My Mobility (M3): A mobility self-monitoring tool for older adults and their caregivers (Website)

    Duration: 2019-2023

    Role: Collaborator

    Amount: 600,000 CAD