ECE Seminar Series

ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department Seminar Series

Title: Wireless Body Area Network and Remote Healthcare System
Speaker: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Day: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Morgan Event Hall

Abstract: Healthcare is becoming a serious social issue due to the increasing aging population, doctor shortages, and rising costs. Remote Healthcare System (RHS) based on wireless body area network (WBAN) has attracted significant attention recently since it not only cares for onsite patients, but also extends these benefits to anyone demanding healthcare beyond medical facilities. In addition, it can act as a dedicated virtual doctor and nurse, providing healthcare anywhere, around-the-clock with low cost. In other words, RHS can provide enhanced health care services with low cost. In this talk, we will present the WBAN in terms of emerging technologies, challenge design issues, and its application to Remote Healthcare System.

Bio: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen is a Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Shen's research focuses on wireless resource management, wireless network security, wireless body area networks, smart grid and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application, and IET Communications. He served as the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Infocom'14, IEEE VTC'10, the Symposia Chair for IEEE ICC'10, the Tutorial Chair for IEEE ICC'08, the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Globecom'07, the Chair for IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. He also served as a Founding Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; Computer Networks; and ACM/Wireless Networks, etc., and the Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC, IEEE Wireless Communications, and IEEE Communications Magazine. Dr. Shen received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006, and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2004, 2007, and 2010 from the University of Waterloo, the Premier's Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada. Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an IEEE Fellow, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.