[2023-07-10]  Prof. Edward Jay Wang,UCSD,"The Next Billion Medical Devices"

  • 2023-07-05
  • 宋欣薏(職務代理)
Title: The Next Billion Medical Devices
Date: 2023-07-10 14:20-16:30
Location:  學新館523
Speaker:  Edward Jay Wang, Assistant Professor at UCSD ECE and The Design Lab
Host: Prof. Lung-Pan Cheng
**本次演講分為二部分,14:20 seminar ,15:40 panel discuss**

With the ubiquity of digital technologies that is seeping into every fabric of our lives, we are presented with an opportunity to harness the economy of scale that is driving down the cost of distributing a wide array of sensors that can be repurposed and reprogrammed. This effect is particularly impactful for the way healthcare is and can be designed, not only as an opportunity to completely change the way we deliver care, but also the potential issues it may cause. Smartphones stand to become the Tricorder that will deliver an ever-expanding library of health metrics through software applications. The induction of wearable devices like the Fitbit and the Apple Watch is introducing passive monitoring of physiological signals that once was exclusive to ICUs (not even primary care) at unprecedented scales. Even something as “mundane” today as a video call, is creating an entire new paradigm of telemedicine.

In this talk, I will share with you late breaking work that my group, the DigiHealth Lab, is doing around discovering new digital biomarkers for Alzheimer’s screening, improving breastfeeding efficacy for mothers, making blood pressure monitoring accessible, and passively enabling mass monitoring of individuals for upper-respiratory infections with wearable sensors.
It is in this context of developing and designing these technologies beyond the theory and simulation, however, where we are faced with the real-world challenges of bringing such a distributed and federated healthcare system together. I hope to use this opportunity to not only share with you the impact that digital health technologies will make, but also the difficulties and challenges to make such technologies work safely, inclusively, and ultimately better.


Dr. Edward Jay Wang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering & The Design Lab at UC San Diego, where he directs the DigiHealth Lab. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington under Dr. Shwetak Patel and his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College His research work explores practical solutions to address real-world medical needs drawn from collaborations with clinicians and world health organizations, but solved in new, creative ways that leverage state-of-the-art applied machine learning, embedded systems, and mobile sensors. His work is currently being funded by the NIH, NIA a2Collective Center for Aging Tech, and UC San Diego Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM). He has been the recipient of the Google Faculty Research Scholar Award, Google Health Equity Research Initiative Award, NSF Graduate Fellowship Award, the ARCS Foundation Fellowship, and 5 publication paper awards. He has published in top-tier venues including ACM UbiComp, CHI, UIST, npj Digital Medicine, Frontiers in Digital Health, and Nature Scientific Reports. He is also the Founder/CEO of Billion Labs Inc., a UCSD technology spinout aiming to translate a comprehensive suite of smartphone-based digital biomarkers towards regulatory clearance in order to provide a more equitable future for telemedicine where health monitoring is available to the masses.  

Personal: https://www.ejaywang.com
UCSD DigiHealth Lab: https://digihealth.ucsd.edu/
Billion Labs Inc. :http:/billionlabsinc.com/%20


TitleBeing a Researcher— Research in and out of Taiwan 
Date: 2023-07-10 15:40-16:30
Location:  學新館523
Speakers: Prof. Edward Jay Wang (UCSD),
                  Vivian Chan (upcoming Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley),
                 Andy Jen-Hao Cheng (upcoming Ph.D. student at University of Washington), 
Host:  Lung-Pan Cheng  

In this panel discussion, we will talk about the research environment in and out of Taiwan, especially the difficulties, merits, and also facts, from a Human-Computer Interaction perspective toward a broader EE, ME, and CS ecosystem. If you have related questions that you would like we discuss in the session, please email to lung-pan.cheng@csie.ntu.edu.tw.