Ian Anderson obtained a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Bristol in 2009. During this time he founded Overlay Media to develop technology to sense aspects of context on mobile devices. After supplying and working with Tier 1 mobile device manufacturers Overlay Media was acquired by InMobi in 2012. Within InMobi he took up the role of Principal Research Scientist and his current research interests include inferences that can be made with partial, discontinuous sensor data collected via mobile devices. This includes inferring user behavior traits such as social circles, user behavior patterns and inferences about predicted user.