BSN 2006

International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks: April 3-5 at MIT

Organizers and Program Committee

Joe Paradiso Joseph Paradiso is Associate Professor and Sony Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and he directs the Media Lab's Responsive Environments research group.

Joseph Paradiso is the Sony Career Development Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory, where he directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how densely embedded networks of smart multimodal sensors collaborate to perceive and classify diverse stimuli, a process that promises to revolutionize the way humans and machines perceive and interact with the world and each other. After receiving a BS summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Tufts University in 1977, Paradiso became a K.T. Compton fellow at the Lab for Nuclear Science at MIT, receiving his PhD in physics there in 1981 for research conducted at CERN in Geneva. After two years of developing precision drift chambers at the Lab for High Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, he joined the Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA in 1984, where his research encompassed spacecraft control systems, image processing algorithms, underwater sonar, and precision alignment sensors for large high-energy physics detectors. He joined the Media Lab in 1994, where his current research interests include sensor systems for human-computer interaction, wireless sensor networks, power scavenging, wearable sensor systems, and ubiquitous computing. His honors include the 2000 Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation, and he has authored over 100 publicatons on topics ranging from computer music to energy harvesting.

Guang-Zhong YangProfessor Guang-Zhong Yang received PhD in computer science from Imperial College London, and served as a senior and then principal scientist of the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit of the Royal Brompton Hospital prior to assuming his current full-time academic post and becoming head of the Visual Information Processing (VIP) Group, Department of Computing, Imperial College in 1999. The Department was rated 5* at the last RAE (research quality assessment), and has been placed among the top ten departments worldwide by several academic surveys.

The VIP group currently has a team over 40 members, including six full-time academic staff. Professor Yang's research has been focussed on cardiovascular magnetic resonance, pervasive computing, computer vision, perceptual intelligence, biomedical simulation and augmented reality systems. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, and a referee for many international medical imaging journals. Professor Yang received several major international awards including the I.I. Rabi Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). He is Director of Medical Imaging, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, Chairman of the Imperial College Imaging Sciences Centre, founding Director of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory at Imperial College, and co-founder of the Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory. In 2001, he was honoured the Royal Society Research Merit Award Chair in Medical Image Computing.

Program Committee
Dr. Paolo Bonato—Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT HST
Professor Tony Cass—Imperial College
Professor Sir Ara Darzi—Imperial College
Professor Dermot Diamond—Dublin City University (DCU)
Dr. Terry Dishongh—Intel Inc
Thomas Falck—Philips Research, Aachen
Dr. Leonard Fass—GE Healthcare
Dr. Bert Gyselinckx—IMEC Belgium
Professor Hugh Herr—MIT Media Lab
Guy Hirson—DTI, UK
Professor Sundaresan Jayaraman—Georgia Tech
Professor Bill Kaiser—UCLA
Dr. David Krebs—MGH, Harvard University
Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Linz—Fraunhofer IZM Berlin
Benny Lo—Imperial College
Professor Nigel Lovell—University of New South Wales
Professor Paul Lukowicz—UMIT-University for Health Sciences, Austria
Dr. Andreas Lymberis—European Commission, Information Society Technologies and Media Directorate General, Integrated Micro and Nano Systems
Dr. Danny O'Hare—Imperial College
Professor Sandy Pentland—MIT Media Lab
Professor Nick Peters—Imperial College Medical School
Professor Rosalind Picard—MIT Media Lab
Professor Dan Siewiorek—Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Morris Sloman—Imperial College
Professor Thad Starner—Georgia Tech
Professor Henry Tirri—Nokia Research, Helsinki
Professor Chris Toumazou—Imperial College
Professor Gerhard Troester—ETH Zurich
Professor Matt Welsh—Harvard University
Professor Stephen Wong—Harvard University
Professor Paul Wright—UC Berkeley
Professor Y.T. Zhang—Chinese University of Hong Kong

Local Organizers
Lisa S. Lieberson—MIT Media Lab
Oliver Wells—Imperial College