John Templeton


Assistant Professor

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Dr. John M. Templeton completed his Ph.D. under Professor Christian Poellabauer from the University of Notre Dame in 2022. His principal research and expertise lie in the cross‑sectional area of computer science and engineering focused on smart health systems, human factored design, IoT, mobile computing, and machine learning applications in healthcare. His doctoral and postdoctoral research has resulted in the design and development of neurocognitive digital health systems for neurodegenerative diseases via crowdsensing, mobile sensing, and streaming data analytics for the evaluation of digital features in disease classification, staging, and symptom-specific intervention protocols. Given his education and current research, he aims to expand his human-factored health research into new areas, including: mTBI, cancer research, diabetes, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and pharmacological / interventional effects across conditions via (a) the development of new assessment tools that maximize data quality (e.g., minimize human error, maximize compliance, while creating tools appropriate for all independent of age, gender, cognitive skill, etc.), and (b) the fusion of diverse sensor sources through machine learning techniques, while also (c) addressing bias in current health technologies (e.g., how we collect and analyze data and build models)

Research Interests

Smart Health Systems, Human Factored Design, IoT, Mobile Computing, App Development, and Machine Learning

Teaching Interests

Smart and Connected Health; Mobile Application Design/Development; Applied Tech Ethics


PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2022)
MS in Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University (2016)
BSE in Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University (2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from Florida International University, Miami FL, 2023
  • Outstanding Instructor of Record, University of Notre Dame ‑ Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence – 2021
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Fellow University of Notre Dame ‑ Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence - 2020 
  • Best Paper Award, 9th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - 2020
  • Prescott Fellow, Arizona State University ‑ Entrepreneurship Program – 2016
  • Distinguished Graduate, Arizona State University ‑ Ira a. Fulton Schools of Engineering - 2015 
  • Magna cum Laude Honors, Arizona State University ‑ Ira a. Fulton Schools of Engineering - 2015

Key Activities

Senior-Program Committee Member and Reviewer
  • IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad‑Hoc and Smart Systems
  • ICNC International Conference on Computing, Networking & Communications
  • INFORMS ‑ Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
  • IEEE ‑ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • EAI ‑ European Alliance for Innovation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Indiana Parkinson Foundation ‑ Board of Directors
  • Order of the Engineer, BMES - Biomedical Engineering Society
  • JMIR Medical Informatics
  • AAIML - Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning