Wireless Health Systems

Speaker Dr. Ani Nehapetian,
University of California, Los Angeles
CECS Host Elaheh Bozorgzadeh
Location Donald Bren Hall (DBH) 4011
Date & Time April 22, 2010
Refreshments at 1:30 pm, Lecture begins at 2:00pm
Abstract One of the most urgent and daunting tasks of our time is providing quality health care in the face of increasing incidence of disease, aging populations, and soaring costs. The proliferation of lightweight and heterogeneous embedded systems holds the promise of revolutionizing the accessibility, quality, financing, and delivery of healthcare in much the same way that low-cost cellular phone technology dramatically changed telecommunications worldwide. However, significant research challenges must be addressed before this wireless health model can reach its full potential.

The talk will include an overview of various devices and systems under development at the UCLA Wireless Health Institute. Additionally, it will consider important research issues, including security and and data management.


Dr. Ani Nahapetian is currently a researcher with the UCLA Wireless Health Institute and a visiting assistant professor with the UCLA Computer Science department. She received her Ph.D and M.S. in Computer Science, and B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, all from UCLA. Her research interests include embedded systems with health applications, algorithm design for reconfigurable and low-power embedded systems, and hardware security.