We welcome PKU/UCLA JRI's first guest speaker, Professor Majid Sarrafzadeh from UCLA to give us a talk on Wireless health.
Recent advances in the electronics industry and wireless communication have enabled innova- tive domains of applications to evolve. Embedded processors and systems have become widely used in people’s everyday life in various applications ranging from mobile communication to auto- motive industries to medical applications. The groundswell of wellness healthcare programs and patient management emphasize more involvement by patients themselves. This paradigm largely requires that patient information be readily available at the point of care, regardless of which physician the patient sees. The current proliferation of broadband wireless services, along with more powerful and convenient handheld devices, is helping introduce real-time monitoring and guidance for a wide array of patients. Low-cost sensors and wireless systems can now create a con- stantly vigilant and pervasive monitoring capability at home, at work, and in conventional point-of- care environments. Indeed, a large research community and a nascent industry is beginning to connect medical care with technology developers, vendors of wireless and sensing hardware systems, network service providers, and enterprise data management communities. Wearable devices focusing on personal health, rehabilitation, and early disease detection are now being prototyed. All these have led us to the new notion of “Wireless Health”.
Majid Sarrafzadeh received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor in 1987. In 2000, he joined the Computer Science Department at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His recent research interests lie in the area of Wireless Health. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is a Fellow of IEEE. Professor Sarrafzadeh has published approximately 350 papers, co-authored 5 books, and is a named inventor on 6 US patents. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is an Associate Editor of several journals in the field.
Dr. Sarrafzadeh has collaborated with many industries in the past fifteen years including IBM and Motorola and many CAD industries and was the architect of the physical design subsystem of Monterey Design Systems – Synopsys acquired the company. He was a co-founder of Hier Design, Inc. Hier Design was acquired by Xilinx in 2004.
He is currently a co-director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute.
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