[Ml-stat-talks] AT&T Distinguished Speaker Series - Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - Prof. Deborah Estrin

Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio pino at research.att.com
Sun May 6 15:11:10 EDT 2012


Talk announcement:

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*AT&T Distinguished Speaker Series*


*Title:*Mobilizing Health


*Speaker:* Prof. Deborah Estrin

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*Affiliation: *UCLA Computer Science Department, MobilizeLabs, 
Co-Founder Open mHealth

*Time and Place:*Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:30 - 4:30pm EDT

                                     FP C050 (Florham Park Auditorium)
                                     Simulcast MT A3-4G23
                                     Also available via AT&T Connect 
(details below)

                                     Wine and Cheese Reception: 4:30 - 
5:30pm at Florham Park Cafeteria

*_ABSTRACT_***

The most significant health and wellness challenges increasingly involve 
chronic conditions, from diabetes, hypertension, and asthma to 
depression, chronic-pain, sleep and neurological disorders. And three 
lifestyle behaviors contribute to many of these conditions. We can 
mobilize health by leveraging the power and ubiquity of mobile and cloud 
technologies to assist individuals, clinicians, and researchers in 
monitoring, managing, and understanding symptoms, side effects and 
treatment outside the clinical setting; and to address the lifestyle 
factors that can bring on or exacerbate these conditions. By enabling 
individuals to track and manage their key health-related behaviors and 
outcomes, this approach has the potential to greatly improve people’s 
health and quality of life, while simultaneously reducing societies’ 
overall healthcare costs. This talk will present our experience to date 
with mHealth pilots and prototypes and will discuss areas in need of 
exploration: open modular tools for data collection, analysis and 
visualization across diverse data types; engagement needs for incentives 
and adaptive applications; and privacy mechanisms.

*_BIOGRAPHY_*

Deborah Estrin is Jon Postel Chair in Computer Networks at UCLA, 
Research Director of MobilizeLabs (http://mobilizelabs.org/), and 
co-founder of the non-profit, Open mHealth. Estrin’s early research 
focused on network protocol design. From 2002-2012 she founded and 
directed a multidisciplinary, NSF-funded research center developing 
environmental monitoring technologies and applications 
(http://cens.ucla.edu). Currently Estrin explores participatory sensing 
and mHealth systems, leveraging the programmability, proximity, and 
pervasiveness of mobile devices; deployment contexts include health 
(http://openmhealth.org/), community data gathering, and education 
(http://mobilizingcs.org). Professor Estrin received her Ph.D. (1985) in 
Computer Science from M.I.T., and her B.S. (1980) from UC Berkeley. She 
is an elected member of the AAAS and NAE. She is a fellow of the IEEE, 
ACM, and AAAS. She was selected as the first ACM-W Athena Lecturer 
(2006), awarded the Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision Award for 
Innovation (2007), inducted into the WITI hall of fame (2008) and 
awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from EPFL (2008) and Uppsala University (2011).

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