Lecture – Prof. Liming Chen, University of Ulster

Smart Health and Care: Concepts, Technologies and Applications
No. A510, Yuxian Building, College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University
Contents of the Lecture:
There is a growing ageing population, and along which there is an increasing prevalence of ageing-related physical, sensory and cognitive declines. Yet available healthcare resources are dwindling, and the gap between the need and demand is becoming wider and wider in the time to come, not only in the UK but worldwide. Will technology come to our rescue, and how? In this talk the speaker will discuss the global ageing problem and its impact on quality of life, society and economy. He will introduce the technology-driven approach, namely using the internet of things, data analytics and AI techniques, to addressing this challenge, in the context of smart home metaphor. The speaker will describe the main methods and their corresponding underlying technologies for smart health and care, followed by an introduction to a number of application prototypes developed in funded EU projects and a couple of the latest project ideas. The speaker will share his visions and insights into the future research directions and challenges.
About the Reporter:
Liming (Luke) Chen is Professor of Data Analytics in the School of Computing at Ulster University, UK. He received his BEng and MEng from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China, and his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence from De Montfort University, UK. His current research interests include data analytics, pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, user-centred intelligent systems and their applications in smart healthcare. Liming is an IET Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, a co-founder and co-director of the UK-China Gait and Health Innovation Institute, the DMU-USTB (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China) Joint Research Lab. on Smart Healthcare, and the IEEE CIS ”User-centred Smart Systems” Task Force. He is currently the coordinator of the EU Horizon2020 MSCA ITN ACROSSING project, and has serves as the principal investigator for the EU AAL PIA project, the MobileSage project and FP7 MICHELANGELO project, and a number of projects funded by industry and third countries. Liming has over 200 publications in internationally recognised journals, book series and conferences. He is the general chair or program chair for IEEE Smart World Congress 2019, IEEE UIC2017, IEEE HealthCom2017, SAI Computing 2017, IEEE UIC2016, IntelliSys2016, MoMM2015/2014/2013, SAI2015/2013, IWAAL2014, UCAMI2013, and an organising chair of many workshops such as Romart-City2016 and SAGAware2015/2012, associate editor of IEEE THMS, assistant EIC for IJPCC and guest editors for IEEE THMS, PMC and IJDSN. He has delivered over 20 talks, keynotes and seminars in various forums, conferences, industry and academic events.