Biomedical Informatics Winter Seminar Series

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"Personal Rehabilitation Informatics using Mobile Technologies"

Ivan Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Each year, nearly 800,000 individuals in the United States suffer from a stroke, a major cause of severe disability. Almost 80% of stroke survivors experience chronic motor and cognitive impairments, which significantly affect their performance of activities of daily living and health-related quality of life. The use of mobile technologies, such as smartphones and wearable devices, has emerged as an effective tool to collect important personal data relevant to functional conditions and performance levels in stroke survivors. In this talk, I will introduce my research team's recent efforts to (1) understand patients' motor, cognitive, and/or behavioral health conditions outside the clinical setting and (2) provide information-driven technological interventions to promote self-management of rehabilitation.

Ivan Lee is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass Amherst. He received his PhD in Computer Science, MS in Computer Science, and MS in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of California Los Angeles in 2010, 2013, and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.

Ivan is a recipient of the NSF CRII Award and NIH Trailblazer Award for young investigators. He is currently an Editor of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) and an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH) and the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an elected Member of the Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and System of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Ivan has served as an organizing committee member for several flagship conferences in the area of wearable computing and health informatics. He is a recipient of the Armstrong Research Award, Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, and ADVANCE Fellowship for Faculty Equity at UMass Amherst.


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