Interactive Healthcare

(CSE Distinguished Lecture Series)

Interactive Healthcare

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Majid Sarrafzadeh

Majid Sarrafzadeh
UCLA
Monday, October 23, 2017, 11am
Room 1202, CSE Building

Abstract:  Many of the largest information technology industry leaders today have turned their attention to mHealth (mHealth) , new personal hardware products, search technologies that focus on health and wellness with data and guidance. The impact on individuals is also unprecedented with individualized, lifetime, health promotion, services that join consumer fitness and entertainment, disease management, and a major advance in geriatric care with individualized guidance and monitoring for individuals in their homes and institutions. Research in mHealth is radically different from research in other areas of Computer Science and Engineering. In this talk we will review key ingredients of a successful research paradigm in mHealth. We use Remote Health Monitoring Systems as a case study. We will concentrate on Congestive heart failure, a chronic condition that is a leading cause of hospitalization in the world and a major part of the rising health care costs.We will also shows examples of evidence based diabetes and weight-loss research.

Bio: Majid Sarrafzadeh (http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~majid) received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical and Compute 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) where he is currently a distinguished professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for SMART Health. His recent research interests lie in the area of Embedded Computing and Data Analytics, with emphasis on healthcare. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is a Fellow of IEEE, and he has published more than 550 papers, co-authored five books, and is a named inventor on many US patents. Professor Sarrafzadeh has collaborated with many industries in the past 30 years. He co-founded two companies around 2000, and both were acquired around 2004. He has recently co-founded three companies in the area of Technology in Healthcare.

Host: CSE Prof. Ryan Kastner