Wednesday 29th Jan 2014 – Prof Abbes Amira

Prof Abbes Amira – University of the West of Scotland

Empowering Care through Embedded Intelligent Computing

Connected health is the convergence of medical devices, security devices, and communication technologies. It enables patients to be monitored and treated remotely from their home or primary care facility rather than attend outpatient clinics or be admitted to hospital. In this talk Prof. Amira will give thorough overview on the existing embedded solutions for connected health applications looking at different challenges and opportunities.

Prof. Amira will present his current research activities in the area of connected health which focus on the design and implementation of real-time systems for remote monitoring and imaging using reconfigurable intelligent computing. Prof. Amira will address different software and hardware issues related to the implementation of pattern recognition algorithms used in connected health applications such as falls detection, ECG monitoring, gait analysis and medical imaging. The talk will review the latest reconfigurable hardware technologies and development methods for real-time embedded systems, and will conclude with comprehensive case studies demonstrating the deployment of low power reconfigurable architectures for algorithms acceleration and performance evaluation methods for reconfigurable intelligent computing systems.

Professor Amira is a full professor in visual communication at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Scotland. Prior to joining UWS, he took academic positions at the university of Ulster-UK as Reader in embedded systems in the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bio-Engineering Centre (NIBEC); Associate Professor in Embedded Systems in the department of electrical engineering at Qatar University-Qatar, Senior lecturer at Brunel University-UK within the division of Electronic and Computer Engineering and a lectureship in Computer Engineering at Queen’s University. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Electronic and Computer Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 2001, developing a coprocessor for matrix algorithms using FPGAs. He has been awarded a number of grants from government and industry and has published around 200 publications in the area of reconfigurable computing and image and signal processing during his career to date.

School of Computing Science & Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, Riverside East, Garthdee, Aberdeen, Conference Room N118, 14:10 – 15:10.

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