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CS Seminar Series – Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh (UIUC) – Saving Lives One Byte at a Time

Date: April 7, 2017

Speaker: Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh, UIUC

Location: DBH 6011

Time: 11am – 12pm

Host: Nik Dutt

Title: Saving Lives One Byte at a Time

Abstract: Imagine a “smart shoe” that provides feedback to help senior citizens avoid falls. Or a system that predicts one’s chances of a heart attack. These and other next-generation health care technologies are the main focus of this talk. As debate rages over the cost and effectiveness of America’s health care system, this talk describes collaboration between computer scientists and practicing physicians to develop easily understood solutions that save patients’ time, money and lives.

Bio: Majid Sarrafzadeh ( received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical and Computer 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. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for SMART Health. His recent research interests lie in the area of mHealth and Data Analytics. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is a Fellow of IEEE. He has published more than 530 papers, co-authored 5 books, and is a named inventor on many US patents. Dr. Sarrafzadeh has collaborated with many industries and has co-founded several companies in the past.

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