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Data-Driven Care: Enabling Science and Technologies

Tuesday, November 21st at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Philip Asare, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Bucknell University, will be presenting “Data-Driven Care: Enabling Science and Technologies”.

Day & Time: Tuesday November 21st, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Philip Asare
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Swanson Fellow in Sciences and Engineering
Multicultural Student Services Faculty Fellow (Fall 2015)
Bucknell University

Location: Room ENG-LG 12
George Vari Engineering Building (Intersection of Church & Gould)
Ryerson University
245 Church St, Toronto, M5B 1Z4

Contact: Alireza Sadeghian, Alex Dela Cruz

Organizer: Signals & Computational Intelligence Chapter

Abstract: Recent advances in medical technologies provide an opportunity to collect and use a variety of data to assist in the delivery of care to patients in and out of the clinic. In the clinic, tools can be developed that provide insights into patient state that were not previously possible. In some cases various actions can be automated to assist clinicians in delivering care. Outside the clinic, patients can be empowered to manage their own care as they go about their daily lives without being confined to the hospital. Quite a number of impressive technologies have been demonstrated in the research space with a few emerging as commercial projects on the market; however, there are a number of challenges to overcome in order to realize the full potential of these technological advances. This talk will describe past and on-going work in this area by the speaker and others to ensure that the data are trustworthy, the tools that depend on the data are robust and safe, and the technologies are more likely to be adopted by the healthcare ecosystem. These would hopefully lead to the greatest possible impact for patients and their care providers.

Biography: Philip Asare is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Swanson Fellow in the Sciences and Engineering at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in the USA. He is currently a Visiting Scholar/Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University during his leave from Bucknell for the 2017-18 academic year. His research interests are in the general are of cyber-physical systems with medicine being one of his primary application areas. He was a Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the 2012-13 academic year working with researchers in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories on regulatory approaches for emerging mobile connected medical devices. His work in this area has received a best student paper and best paper award at the Interncation Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets). He most recently co-organize the Prototype to Patient Treatment workshop as part of the 2016 Annual Wireless Health Conference through the National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). Asare is a member of the IEEE and its Computer Society and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). He is also a member of the ACM and its Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems (SIGBED).

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