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Add to Calendar 2022-09-16T14:00:00 2022-09-16T14:00:00 America/New_York ECE Seminar: Niraj Jha Prof. Niraj Jha Roanoke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Princeton University   Title: Smart Healthcare Online, Zoom RSVP To This Event
Prof. Niraj Jha

Roanoke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Princeton University


Title: Smart Healthcare

Abstract: The Internet-of-Things (IoT) era promises hundreds of billions of devices or physical objects connected to the Internet.  These objects include sensors, actuators, and processing elements that help us gather data, make intelligent decisions, and optimize processes. IoT is expected to have a potential economic impact of $3-6 trillion per year by 2025, with $1-2.5 trillion of this economic impact (its largest fraction) coming from smart healthcare applications.  These healthcare applications will be enabled by various technologies, e.g., (i) neural network based diagnosis and differential diagnosis using wearable medical sensors present in smartwatches and smartphones that will communicate with a health server to enable a physician to keep track of an individual’s health, (ii) image analytics, powered by accurate neural networks, with applications to radiology, pathology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, gastroenterology, etc., and (iii) personalized medical decision-making.  However, many challenges remain in making this vision a reality. In this talk, we will explore how machine learning models employed at different layers of the healthcare hierarchy can begin to realize the above vision.

Biography: Niraj K. Jha received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1981 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. He is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. He has served as an Associate Director for the Princeton Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. He is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM. He was given a Distinguished Alumnus Award by I.I.T., Kharagpur in 2014. He has co-authored five books among which are two textbooks that are being widely used around the world. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and on the editorial boards of several other IEEE Transactions. He is an author or co-author of more than 470 papers among which are 14 award-winning papers. His research interests include smart healthcare, machine learning, IoT, and cyber-physical systems.

Host:  Nikhil Shukla, Assistant Professor at University of Virginia with a joint appointment in the ECE and the Materials Science and Engineering department.

Organizer:  Cong Shen, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Virginia.