MIT Club of Washington DC presents:
Dr. Dina Katabi
Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Director of the MIT’s Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
This talk presents Emerald, a Wi-Fi-like device for remote health monitoring. Emerald analyzes the wireless signals in the environment using machine learning to infer breathing, heart rate, motion, and sleep without physical contact or proximity to a patient. It can automatically detect changes in health metrics and enable early intervention. As part of the technology validation, Emerald has been deployed in a retirement home, allowing the staff and doctors to remotely and safely monitor COVID-19 infected patients.
Professor Katabi will present the Emerald technology and show some results from monitoring COVID-19 patients.
Dina Katabi is the Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She is also the director of the MIT’s Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award. Professor Katabi received her PhD and MS from MIT in 2003 and 1999, and her Bachelor of Science from Damascus University in 1995. Katabi's research focuses on innovative mobile and wireless technologies with application to digital health. Her research has been recognized with ACM Prize in Computing, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the SIGCOMM test of Time Award, the Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, the NBX Career Development chair, and the NSF CAREER award. Her students received the ACM Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Computer Science and Engineering twice. Further, her work was recognized by the IEEE William R. Bennett prize, three ACM SIGCOMM Best Paper awards, an NSDI Best Paper award, and a TR10 award. Several start-ups have been spun out of Katabi's lab.