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Doctor Honoris Causa Presentation, Uppsala University.

Participatory mHealth

A public presentation.

Speaker: Prof. Deborah Estrin, UCLA
Time and place: January 27, 13:15-14:00, Polacksbacken aula, building 6 at ITC, Lägerhyddsvägen 2, Uppsala.

Participatory Sensing systems leveraging mobile phones, offer unprecedented observational capacity at the scale of the individual; at the same time they are remarkably scalable and affordable given the wide proliferation of cellular phone infrastructure and consumer devices that incorporate location services, imagers, accelerometers, and easy programmability. These systems can be leveraged by individuals and communities to address a range of personal, community and environmental health concerns including chronic disease management and prevention. At the same time they present challenges in usability, open architectures, and data privacy. This talk draws upon pilot projects ongoing at the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA.

Prof. Deborah Estrin
Prof Estrin, appointed Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa at Uppsala University will participate in the Winter 2011 conferment ceremony. She is a Professor of Computer Science with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering at UCLA, holds the Jon Postel Chair in Computer Networks, and is Founding Director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS). Estrin received her Ph.D.in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was selected as the first ACM Athena Lecturer in 2006 and was awarded the Anita Borg InstituteÄôs Women of Vision Award for Innovation in 2007. For more information: http://research.cens.ucla.edu/people/estrin/

Prof. Per Gunningberg

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