Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Dina Katabi

Prof. Dina Katabi, MIT, USA.

Title

Monitoring People and their Vital Signs Using Radio Signals and Machine Learning

Abstract

In this talk, I will present sensing technologies that track people’s gait and movements based purely on the radio signals that bounce off their bodies. They can further monitor a person’s breathing, heartbeats, and sleep quality remotely, without requiring any physical contact with the human body.  They operate by transmitting a low-power wireless signal and analyzing its reflections using machine learning models.  We show results from using these sensors for remote health monitoring of patients with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and COVID-19. We envision that such technologies can enable truly smart homes that learn people’s habits and passively monitor their vital signs to allow for early detection of health problems and improve overall health and well-being.

Bio

Dr. Dina Katabi is the Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a MacArthur Fellow and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is the leader of the Networks at MIT group (NETMIT) research group, part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and a the Director of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing. Professor Katabi received her PhD and MS degrees from MIT in 2003 and 1999, and her Bachelor of Science from Damascus University in 1995.  Her research interests span mobile systems, health IoT, and wireless networks. She develops new technologies, algorithms, and systems that provide non-invasive health monitoring, enable smart homes, improve WiFi and cellular performance, and deliver new applications that are not feasible given today's technologies. She has received multiple prestigious awards including the ACM Prize in Computing, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, two SIGCOMM Test of Time Awards, a Sloan Fellowship, the the IEEE William R. Bennett prize, and multiple best paper awards.  Several start-ups have been spun out of Katabi's lab such as PiCharging and Emerald.

 


 

Klaus Doppler

Klaus Doppler, Nokia Bell Labs, USA.

Title

Indoor Networks with a 6th Sense

Abstract

Wireless connectivity will soon enable people to consume mixed reality content anywhere and cloud-connected mobile robots will perform complex tasks collaboratively. This connectivity will come to enterprises, factory floors and digital homes first, powered by indoor networks that offer much higher data rates, greater reliability and lower latency than today’s networks. In addition to providing traditional communication capabilities, the future indoor network will have a “sixth sense” that enables it to provide sensory information and insights to people and machines. It will serve as the core infrastructure for smart buildings and help enterprises operate more efficiently by further enabling capabilities such as immersive virtual workplaces, indoor navigation and asset tracking. In this talk I will examine the enabling technologies of the future indoor network and present our latest research results and our vision for implementing them in commercial and residential environments.

Bio

Dr. Klaus Doppler is the technical lead of the Mirror X project in Nokia Bell Labs. In his previous role, he has been heading the Indoor Networks Research focusing on ubiquitous Gigabit connectivity and platforms for smart buildings, enterprises and factories. He has been responsible for wireless research and standardization in Nokia Technologies, incubated a new business line and pioneered research on D2D Communications underlaying LTE networks. Klaus received inventor awards in Nokia for 100+ granted patent applications. He has published 40+ scientific publications, received his Ph.D. from Aalto University, Finland in 2010 and his M.Sc. from Graz University of Technology, Austria in 2003.