Seminars & Colloquia

Ramesh Jain

University of California at Irvine

"Computing Personal Lifestyle for Building Health Models"

Monday December 05, 2016 04:00 PM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series



A person's lifestyle is the most controllable factor affecting her health. Advances in technology have made it now possible to analyze and understand an individual?s life style from passively collected objective data streams to build her model and predict important events in her life. Wearable/mobile sensors, smart homes, social networks, e-mail, calendar systems, and environmental sensors continuously generate data streams that can be used as lifestyle data. By assimilating and aggregating these multi-sensory data streams, we create an accurate chronicle of a person?s life. By correlating life events with other events, and using a novel causality exploration framework, one can build model of the person. Such a model, that we call objective self, is the objective characterization of a person?s health, social life, and other aspects. We illustrate how to build an objective personal chronicle, called personicle, for a person. By building personicle for a long period and applying pattern recognition, it is possible to build a model of the person that could result in actionable insights and alerts in everyday life. We will present our ideas related to objective self its impact on societal health, and its use in making decisions.

Short Bio:

Ramesh Jain is an entrepreneur, researcher, and educator.

He is a Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine where he is doing research in Event Web and experiential computing. Earlier he served on faculty of Georgia Tech, University of California at San Diego, The university of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, and SPIE. His current research interests are in processing massive number of geo-spatial heterogeneous data streams for building Smart Social System. He is the recipient of several awards including the ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award 2010.

Ramesh co-founded several companies, managed them in initial stages, and then turned them over to professional management. These companies include PRAJA, Virage, and ImageWare. Currently he is working with Krumbs, a situation aware computing company. He has also been advisor to several other companies including some of the largest companies in media and search space.

Host: Munindar Singh, CSC

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