UCI Presentations at Conferences

June 7, 2017


“Lifestyle Recommendations Based on Diverse Observations” by
Nitish Nag, Vaibhav Pandey, and Ramesh Jain, UC Irvine
12:00-12:30 PM  International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract:
Managing health lays the core foundation to enabling quality life
experiences. Modern multimedia research has enhanced the quality
of experiences in fields such as entertainment, social media, and
advertising; yet lags in the health domain. We are developing an
approach to leverage multimedia systems for human health. Health
is primarily a product of our everyday lifestyle actions, yet we
have minimal health guidance on making everyday choices. Recommendations
are the key to modern content consumption and
decisions. Cybernetic navigation principles that integrate health media
sources can power dynamic recommendations to dramatically
improve our health decisions. Cybernetic components give realtime
feedback on health status, while the navigational approach
plots health trajectory. These two principles coalesce data to enable
personalized, predictive, and precise health knowledge that can
contextually disseminate the right actions to keep individuals on a
path to wellness.

May 12, 2017

Ramesh Jain profile picture
Imminent Transformations in Health” by
Professor Ramesh Jain, UC Irvine
10:00am – 11:30am AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Abstract:
Health is the most important aspect of life. Advances in technology and business processes have transformed most aspects of life, but health has remained relatively insular. A person’s health is the result of her genetics, lifestyle, and environment. Emerging approaches emphasize that by managing lifestyle and environment, onset and effects of many chronic conditions may be significantly delayed. Advances in smart phones, sensors, and wearable technology are now making it possible to analyze and understand an individual’s life style from mostly passively collected objective data streams to build her model and predict important health events in her life. Personalized predictive approaches may lead to prevention of many undesirable health conditions. Navigation systems revolutionized how people navigate our complex physical world. We can now develop Health Navigation systems that will help people traverse through their lifestyle, environments, medication, and current healthcare systems by making all relevant information easily accessible and making it available to people at the right time, at the right place, in the right form, and in the right way. How will advanced technologies transform the whole industry? What are the challenges and new business opportunities for both corporations and entrepreneurs? Come to the event for the answers.

April 20, 2017

Ramesh Jain profile pictureIEEE BigMM 2017:
The Third IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data
5-6 p.m. in Laguna Hills, CA
Keynote Talk: “Cybernetic Health” by Bren Professor Ramesh Jain

Abstract:
A person’s health is the result of her genetics, lifestyle, and environment. Cybernetic approach may help people manage lifestyle and environment for many chronic conditions, such as Diabetes. Advances in smart phones, sensors, and wearable technology are now making it possible to analyze and understand an individual’s life style from mostly passively collected objective data streams to build her model and predict important health 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 may 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 is the objective characterization of a person’s health, lifestyle, social life, and other aspects. We illustrate how to build an objective personal model for a person. It is possible to build a model of the person that could result in actionable insights and alerts in everyday life as well as provide predictive and preventive guidance for serious health events. We are studying this cybernetic approach considering Type 2 Diabetes as a concrete example. For more information, visit http://bigmm.eecs.uci.edu/keynote.html