EECS Spring 2014 Department Seminar

Ming-Chun Huang
Faculty Candidate
Glennan 313
3:00 - 4:00p
April 10, 2014

Solving healthcare related problems is one of the grand challenges in the 21st century. In many nations, the need to improve existing medical and healthcare services is becoming increasingly important due primarily to the growing population and ageing society. The rapid advancement of sensing, computing, interactive, and wireless communication technology has brought rise to a new research field called Wireless Health, which transforms health related services from the system based on episodic examination, disease diagnosis and treatment to one with continuous monitoring, disease prediction and prevention.

In this talk, I will introduce my research experiences in system design and evaluation for improving current and next generation healthcare service. I highlight the procedures for exploring and resolving current healthcare problems with my research work as examples. These examples illustrate the procedures including unmet needs identification from medical observations, engineering problem formulation, system prototyping, clinical evaluation, and the contributions of multidisciplinary research in Wireless Health field.


Ming-Chun Huang expects to receive his Ph.D in June 2014 from the department of Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are in the areas of medical sensor system design,

computational modeling, motivation-driven research, and applications of smart campus and infrastructure design. He focused on innovative sensing and computing technologies for Wireless Health applications. Ming-Chun won the best paper award in IEEE Body Sensor Network Conference 2013, and the best demonstration paper award in ACM Wireless Health Conference 2011. Teaching fellow position was granted for his long-term contribution of undergraduate education at UCLA in 2013. Five patents resulting from his

research work were licensed to renowned bio-medical device companies. He is a senior consultant and co-founder of Medisens Wireless Inc., a start-up in Santa Clara, focused on commercializing several of his research prototypes.