QoLT Featured Guest - Gregory Abowd-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

QoLT Featured Guest - Gregory Abowd

Balancing Computing and Health Agendas

Gregory D. Abowd, Regents' and Distinguished Professor
School of Interactive Computing and GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

March 19, 2013, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Simon Hall, Room 3305


Gregory AbowdComputing has always been valued by many for the opportunities it presents in a variety of domains.  One of those domains is health, which presents an overwhelming set of challenges, some of which are directly relevant to computing.  In this talk, I will address some opportunities and challenges to maintaining a sustainable agenda relating computing and health.  Much of my experience relates to issues of chronic care management, a topic that ranges from developmental disabilities, pediatric asthma and diabetes to aging.

Bio Sketch

Gregory Abowd is a Regents' and Distinguished Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.  For the past two decades, his research has focused on applications of ubiquitous computing in "living laboratories," including the classroom and home.  Some of his more well known efforts include Classroom 2000 and the Aware Home Research Initiative.  For the past 10 years, a significant amount of his time has been targeted towards computing technologies relating to autism and related developmental disabilities.

Dr. Abowd received his D.Phil. in Computing in 1991 from the University of Oxford and has postdoctoral experience at the University of York and Carnegie Mellon University prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 1994.  He was elected to the ACM SIGCHI Academy and is an ACM Fellow.  He is also the recipient of the ACM Eugene Lawler Humanitarian Award.