Panel - 11:45 - 12:45, June 24th, 2021

Panel Title: The Future of Practical Smart Healthcare: Applications and Challenges


Wei Ding (National Science Foundation)

Bio: Wei Ding received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston in 2008. She is a Professor of Computer Science in the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests include data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computational semantics, and with applications to health sciences, astronomy, geosciences, and environmental sciences. She has published more than 130 referred research papers, one book, and has three patents. She is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transaction on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), and the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS). She served as an editorial board member of the Journal of Information System Education (JISE), the Journal of Big Data, and the Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal. She is the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI), the Best Poster Presentation award at the 2008 ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPAITAL GIS). She received the 2019 WISAY Distinguished Woman in Science Award from the Yale University, 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award and the Best PhD Work Award between 2007 and 2010 from the University of Houston. Her research projects have been sponsored by NSF, NIH, NASA, and DOE. She is an IEEE senior member and an ACM senior member.

Shiwen Mao (Auburn University)

Bio: Shiwen Mao received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY in 2004. He was a postdoc at Virginia Tech from 2004 to 2006, and joined Auburn University, Auburn, AL as an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006. Currently, he is a professor and Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar Chair, and Director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center at Auburn University. His research interest includes wireless networks, multimedia communications, and smart grid. He is on the editorial board of several IEEE and ACM journals. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Council of RFID, and a Distinguished Speaker of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He received the IEEE ComSoc TC-CSR Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in 2019 and NSF CAREER Award in 2010. He is a co-recipient of the 2021 IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Paper Award, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, the 2004 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communications Systems, and several IEEE conference best paper/demo awards.

Laleh Najafizadeh (Rutgers University)

Bio: Laleh Najafizadeh is an Associate Professor and the director of the Integrated Systems and Neuroimaging Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in Electrical Engineering. From 2010 to 2012 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD, where she conducted research in the areas of neuroscience, functional brain imaging and biophotonics. Her research is supported by several agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA, foundations and industry partners. She has co-authored three book chapters and more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in premier journals and conference proceedings. She has received awards for her research, including the Provost's Award for Excellence in Cross-Disciplinary Research and the Best Student Paper Award (runner-up) at IEEE ISCAS.

Fan Ye (Stony Brook University)

Bio: Fan Ye is an Associate Professor in the ECE department of Stony Brook University, before that he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research after getting his Ph.D. from UCLA CS department in 2004. His research interests include mobile sensing platforms, systems and applications in healthcare and location based services, edge computing, Internet-of-Things, and data-centric wireless communication. He has published over 100 papers with 13,000+ citations according to Google Scholar, and 30 granted/pending patents/applications. He has received NSF CAREER award, Google Faculty Research Award, IBM Research Division Award and 5 Invention Achievement Plateau awards, Best Paper Award for IEEE ICCP 2008. He has been a panelist for NSF, NIH and Canada, Hong Kong government funding agencies, on program/organizing committees for conferences including IEEE Infocom, IEEE ICDCS, ACM Mobicom, ACM Sensys.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 7 2021
    May 21 2021
  • Acceptance Notice: June 4 2021
  • Camera-ready Deadline: June 11 2021
  • Workshop Date: June 24 2021

Workshop Chairs

Yan Wang

Deparment of Computer and Information Sciences
Temple University

Jerry Cheng

Department of Computer Science
New York Institute of Technology