April 29, 2024

Digital Health: Bridging the Gap of Healthcare with Dr. Wang-Roveda

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Apr 29, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Link

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Electrical & Computer Engineering


Bollier 204

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics

About This Event

In this presentation, I will report on our recent research in the digital health area at the NSF-sponsored Center to Stream Healthcare In Place. 
- The “Care-in-place” concept uses new designs, algorithms, system integration, and clinical research outcomes to establish an environmental or mobile hub for individuals in their homes, streaming data to professionals at remote locations in real time through the Internet of Things. Advances in new materials, cloud-based storage, Artificial Intelligence and other developments can further assist caregivers to help chronic disease sufferers and their caregivers. 
- In the second part of the presentation, I will discuss how we used mobile sensors and new materials to establish continuous tracking and monitoring of patients' chronic neurological disorders, how we created a learning system to investigate the root causes of neurological disorders, and how our new non-invasive technologies may help to provide real-time interventions. 
- For the third part of this presentation, I will discuss our recent AI/ML applications in ICU data analytics.

About the Speaker

Dr. Janet Wang-Roveda is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. She received the Presidential Early Achievement Award for Science and Engineering at the White House in 2006. She received the 2007 USS University of Arizona Outstanding Achievement Award and the 2017 Da Vinci Fellow at the College of Engineering, Univ. of Arizona. She became a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in March 2024. Her research interests include biomedical instrument and sensor design, AI and cyber hardening for mobile devices, and chip design and simulation. She serves as Center Director for the NSF Industrial University Research Consortium Center to Stream Health Care In Place (C2SHIP).