About Me

I am an Assistant Research Professor with the Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS) at Washington State University. I received my Ph.D. in 2011 from WSU under the guidance of Diane J. Cook. I received my Master of Computer Science from Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2006 and my Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from The University of Portland in 2001.

Contact Info

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PO Box 642752
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2752

Phone: +1.509.335.4018
Fax: +1.509.335.3818
Email: acrandal -at- wsu.edu


My research interests include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart Homes
  • Gerontechnology
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Adaptive Systems

These fields have been embodied in the use of smart environments to deliver tools to help older adults live in their homes longer. By supporting the "aging in place" philosophy of elder care, my research has found a useful place in the future of healthcare for older adults.

To date, my graduate and continued research has taken place as part of CASAS. This research group explores using smart homes and ubiquitious computing technologies for a wide range of applications. We have published research on activity detection, smart home engineering, cognitive metrics, behaviometrics and several other topics since our inception in 2006.

My Publications

For a full list of publications, see [this page] or see my [Google Scholar] page.


Professional Societies and Activities

Publication Committee:

  • International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE)
Program Committee:
  • International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI)
  • International Workshop on Situation, Activity and Goal Awareness (SAGAware)
  • International Conference on Computational Informatics and Technology Enhanced Education (ICCITEE)
Professional Memberships:
  • Association for Computing Machinery, Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member

Academic Activities



  • Computing
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • International Journal of Computer Engineering Research (IJER)
  • ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM-TIST)
  • International Journal of Computer Engineering Research
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  • ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • International Workshop on Situation, Activity and Goal Awareness (SAGAware)
  • IEEE SmartGridComm Symposium on Wide-Area Monitoring, Protection & Control (WAMPAC)
  • PerCom Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility on Pervasive Systems (PerMoby)
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Comm. and Informatics (ICACCI)
  • SeaCube International Workshop Series
  • International Conference on Intelligent Environments
  • IEEE PerCom Workshop on Smart Environments (SmartE)
  • IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI)
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference

Department Services

  • Senior design capstone advisor
  • Student recruiting

Student club advisor:

  • Computer Security Group
  • Linux User's Group @ WSU


Classes Taught:

  • Gerontechnology II, Winter 2013
  • Security Basics, Fall 2012
  • Linux IT Basics, Winter 2012
  • Advanced Machine Learning, Fall 2011
  • Advanced Distributed Systems, Winter 2011

Lab Section Instructor:

  • Program Design and Development, lab section, Fall 2008

Teaching Assistant:

  • Concurrent Programming, Fall 2009
  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence, Spring 2008, Fall 2009
  • Program Design and Development, Fall 2008
  • Computer Security, Spring 2008
  • Parallel Processing, Spring 2008
  • Neural Networks, Fall 2007 & 2008