Inaugral 5G Connected Health Workshop

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

San Diego is often referred to as ‘America’s Finest City‘. If you’ve ever experience the majesty and serenity of Mission Bay, or labored under the chronic woes of the Cub-esque San Diego Padres league performance while following your home team at Petco Park, or wandered into the Gaslamp Quarter after a visiting the San Diego Convention Center you may have a sense of what this means.

Yet San Diego is also a center of gravity for innovation whether disruptive infrastructure plays (think Qualcomm, Life Technologies, UC San Diego Medicine, biotech, engineering and business schools) or innovation via service or financing model (think Scripps Health, Sharp Healthcare, KP San Diego or UCSD Health System).cwc_connect_health_workshop

Tomorrow, May 11th 2016 the UC San Diego Center for Wireless Communications hosts their inaugural ‘5G Connected Health Workshop‘.

The agenda is available here and the faculty here. More information on the host of the 5g Connected Health Workshop is offered by  Sujit Dey, Professor, and Director, UC San Diego Center for Wireless Communications:

UC San Diego’s Center for Wireless Communications was founded in March 1995 as a partnership between the University and the wireless communications industry. Its goals include the definition and pursuit of a cutting-edge program of precompetitive, multidisciplinary research focused on wireless access systems, technologies, and applications; the creation of a relevant base of new knowledge with high commercial impact potential; and the production of graduates at all degree levels to meet industrial human resources needs. Of paramount importance to the achievement of those goals are the involvement, collaboration, and financial support of the CWC’s Industrial Participants. 

Topics of interest include wireless devices and circuits (Mixed-Signal, ADC, Power Amplifiers, Antennas, mmWave), baseband signal processing (massive MIMO, context awareness), communication networks (ad-hoc, cognitive, software-defined, network coding), multimedia communication (rendering, compression, cross-layer optimization), and application, device and network-level data analytics and security. We have currently designated four key areas of focus going forward: mobile health and IoT applications (including new networking and security needs), energy efficiency and sustainability, signal processing and multimedia communications, and innovative circuits for 5G and beyond.

Activities at the Center are supported entirely by the wireless communications industry, and representatives from participating companies are heavily involved in all aspects of the Center’s operations, including participation in the Center Board.

The 5G Connected Health Workshop hashtag is #5gForum, and the digital dashboard is available here.

Our slated series of interviews (schedule pending) will likely include the following industry thought leaders (see complete list here):

Aenor SawyerAssistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jun HuangExecutive Director, Enterprise Architecture at Kaiser Permanente
Henry Leung, IoT and Digital Solutions at Cisco Services

Charles Boicey, Chief Innovation Officer, Clearsense

Gene Dantsker, Director, Business Development QualcommLife

Steve Tolle, Chief Strategic Officer & President, IConnect Network Services, Merge Healthcare

Sujit Dey, Professor and Director, Center for Wireless Communications UC San Diego

Registration is closed, however you can follow along via Twitter using the #5GForum hashtag.



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