Health Informatics Seminar – James M. Rehg, Georgia Tech
UGA College of Public Health
Health Informatics Institute
Fall 2017 Seminar Series
This month’s guest speaker is: James M. Rehg, Ph.D., Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Big Data in Behavioral Medicine”
The explosion of health-related data in the form of electronic health records and genomics has captured the attention of both the machine learning and medical informatics communities. In his talk, Dr. Rehg will describe an emerging opportunity to bring data analytics to bear on the behavioral dimension of health. Among other things, he will discuss advances in mobile sensing, from classical activity monitoring to the recent advent of wearable cameras, and how these rapidly evolving technologies provide new opportunities to continuously-measure behaviors under naturalistic conditions and construct novel predictive models for adverse behavioral outcomes.
James M. Rehg is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is Director of the Center for Behavioral Imaging and co-Director of the Center for Health Analytics and Informatics (CHAI) and the Computational Perception Lab (CPL). He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995 and worked at the Cambridge Research Lab of DEC (and then Compaq) from 1995-2001, where he managed the computer vision research group. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2001 and a Raytheon Faculty Fellowship from Georgia Tech in 2005. Dr. Rehg serves on the Editorial Board of the Intl. J. of Computer Vision. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds 25 issued US patents. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, robot perception and mobile health.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Light refreshments served from 11:45 AM till Noon. Presentation from Noon until 1:00 PM. Contact Andreas Handel (email@example.com) for more information.