• lowering costs by getting appropriate care to the people who need it much faster than previously possible;
• making expert care accessible to more people, thereby increasing the scale at which first-rate healthcare is applied; and
• making healthcare more personalized, prompting individuals to take more responsibility for maintaining their health.
Gaetano Borriello is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, where he has been on the faculty since received his PhD from UC Berkeley. In 2001, he founded Intel Research Seattle, where he launched the lab on applications of ubiquitous computing technology to health care and elder care, in particular. His research interests include location-based systems, sensor-based inferencing, and tagging objects with passive and active tags. He serves on the IEEE Pervasive Computing editorial board. Contact him at email@example.com; www.cs.washington.edu/homes/gaetano.
Vince Stanford manages the Smart Space project for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Laboratory in its Information Access Division. His research interests include distributed sensor networks, sensor fusion, speech recognition, speaker identification, speech quality measurement, array based auto-directive speech signal acquisition, and video person tracking. He received his BA in Mathematics from Indiana University. He lead development of the NIST Smart Data Flow System middleware for sensor data acquisition and transport as well as the NIST Mk-III microphone array. These open software and hardware platforms are used by government, commercial, and academic R&D labs worldwide to capture multimodal sensor data bases and to integrate technologies for beamforming, bearing estimation, source localization, speaker, face, and speech recognition, using audio, video, and sensor fusion techniques. He's a principal investigator on the NIST Single Molecule Measurement and Manipulation Program developing statistical methods for state identification and decoding in single molecule systems using unsupervised Hidden Markov Modeling. He was previously the lead engineer for the IBM Spoken Language Systems Group and developed award winning IBM continuous speech recognition products. He obtained several patents on speech recognition techniques including word spotting, signal processing, and spoken interface. He's a member of the IEEE. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chandra Narayanaswami manages a group on technologies for client computing at IBM Research. He led the IBM Research effort on developing the WatchPad, a high function wristwatch computer. He also helped develop novel concepts such as the SoulPad and the Personal Mobile Hub and worked on high-performance graphics systems. He received his PhD in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has received 24 Invention Achievement Awards and an Outstanding Technical Achievement from IBM, and he holds 45 US patents. He was the general chair for the 7th IEEE Symposium on Wearable Computers in 2003 and has also served on program committees for several ACM/IEEE conferences on pervasive computing, media, and low power systems. He serves on the editorial boards for IEEE Pervasive Computing and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He's a senior member of the IEEE. Contact him at email@example.com.
Walter Menning is the Vice Chairman for Information Services at Mayo Clinic. He shares responsibility for leadership of the Information Services organization, which provides application development and support for Mayo Clinic's integrated clinical systems initiative; clinical support systems; laboratory, pathology and extramural applications; and administrative applications. The Information Services organization also provides technical and infrastructure support for Mayo's Rochester-based data centers and support services for Mayo's group practices in Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona through an internal shared services organization. He's a fellow and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He's a frequent speaker on topics addressing the effective use of healthcare information technology. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.