Julia Gersey

I am a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics student at Baldwin Wallace University, graduating in May 2024. I am a member of the MOPS Research Group, and my current research focuses on a low-cost, low-power solution for Fine-Grained Air Quality sensing in Cleveland. I aim to develop solutions leveraging mobile apps, IoT sensing networks, and hardware to address community needs and environmental levels. I am passionate about contributing to meaningful research projects and discovering innovative solutions in these domains. Outside academics, I love reading, making/hacking, and exploring.

Research Interests: Mobile/IoT Sensing, Embedded Systems, Ubiquitous Computing, Human-Computer Interaction.

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View a complete list of my research presentations & talks here.


Fine-Grained Air Quality Sensing With IoT

MOPS Research Group

NSF-funded project investigating low-cost and low-power air quality monitoring on an Internet of Things platform using Raspberry Pi/Arduino boards and Particulate Matter 2.5 sensors.

Research Area: Mobile/IoT Sensing Networks, Embedded Systems

March 2022 - Present


EduSense: Classroom Sensing Towards More Inclusive & Equitable Teaching

Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute REU

EduSense is a smart classroom sensing system that captures visual and audio data, paired with machine learning to display a dashboard to instructors for their professional development.

Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Sensor Networks

May 2023 - August 2023


Campus Plate ()

MOPS Research Group

Campus Plate is an interdisciplinary research project funded by the EPA's People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) Grant to help reduce food waste, food insecurity, and student hunger on college campuses via a mobile application.

Research Area: Mobile Computing

March 2021 - May 2022



  1. Julia Gersey, Brian Krupp, Jonathon Fagert, Tony Mlady. "Pilot Study of Deploying IoT Micro Air Quality Sensors in an Urban Environment: Lessons Learned". 2023 ACM Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwestern Conference. (Accepted)
  2. Brian Krupp, Julia Gersey, Jonathon Fagert, Tony Mlady. "Towards Fine-Grained Air Quality Sensing in Urban Environments". 2022 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2022). (Accepted) (Poster)
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  4. Brian Krupp, Julia Gersey, Franklin Lebo. "Campus Plate: Connecting Students on College Campuses to Reduce Food Waste and Food Insecurity". 2022 International Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (ACM RACS 2022). (Accepted)
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  1. Julia Gersey. "MOPS Research Group Empowers Communities: Baldwin Wallace University". ACM XRDS 30, 1 (Fall 2023), 74–75.
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  3. Brian Krupp, Julia Gersey. "Privacy Focused Companies, How Focused Are They?". ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society, Volume 51, Issue 3.
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