Program [Times are in ET]

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9:50- 10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:07 Poster: Pain-O-Vision, Effortless Pain Management
10:08– 10:15 DEA: A Trusted Decentralized Emergency Alert Protocol for Emergency Situations
10:15 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 11:30 Panel I: "Academic Job Search: Hear from both perspectives: the new faculty & the job search committee"
Robin Kravets
Mahdi Cheraghchi
University of Michigan
Maria Apostolaki
Princeton University (Joining Fall 2022)
Neeraja Yadwadkar
UT Austin (Joining Fall 2022)
Mediator: Hannaneh Barahouei Pasandi
Summary of the panel discussions and Q&As, provided by Aynaz Nazerian. Please check here!
keynote I: 11:30 – 12:20

Speaker: Prof. Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge)

Title: Exploring audio from mobile and in-ear devices for health and behavior sensing

Sensing and sensing data analysis has made strides to improve how we understand human behaviour and health. I will discuss work in the area of finding more effective and efficient ways of sensing and analysis sensing data from wearable devices to understand our health. I plan to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that mobile and wearable health systems are introducing for the community, the developers as well as the users. I will use examples from my group's ongoing research on exploring wearable and mobile devices for sensing activity and health. More precisely I will discuss two projects related to audio: one using in-ear microphones for activity detection and one using mobile crowdsourced audio for COVID-19 diagnostic pre-screening and progression.

keynote II: 12:40 – 13:40 profile

Speaker: Prof. Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College)

Title: Lighting up Wireless Communication and Sensing

We are entering a post-smartphone era, where zillions of new wireless devices compete for the already limited radio spectrum (RF) to obtain wireless connectivity. Addressing the problem of spectrum crunch demands radical new thinking. In this talk, I will present our journey in exploring light as a new spectrum territory, which provides ten thousand times wider bandwidth than RF for wireless communication. Additionally, the physical properties of light offer unique benefits for object tracking and behavioral sensing. I will highlight two recent works as examples on light-based communication and sensing. The first work exploits laser light to enable bi-directional, high-bandwidth air-water communication to facilitate underwater robotic operations. The second work advances light sensing to enable noninvasive glucose sensing for diabetic patients using portable, low-cost, and off-the-shelf hardware. I will conclude with open challenges and ongoing work.

13:50 – 14:50 Student Panel: PhD Hacks
Pan Hu
Stanford University
Hana B. Pasandi
Arvind Narayanan
University of Minnesota
Nitinder Mohan
Postdoctoral Fellow Technical University Munich
Hyun Jong Lee
University of Michigan
15:00 – 15:07 Two beams are better than one: Enabling reliable and high throughput mmWave links
15:08– 15:15 Mobile-Cloud Cooperative Deep Learning Platform for Mixed Reality Applications 
15:26 – 15:23 Training Deployable Disaster Relief Algorithms on Social Media Data: A Brief Overview
15:25 – 15:50 3 MT Competition Mobile-Cloud Cooperative Deep Learning Platform for Mixed Reality Applications DEA: A Trusted Decentralized Emergency Alert Protocol for Emergency Situations  Two beams are better than one: Enabling reliable and high throughput mmWave links
15:50 – 16:00 Closing Remarks and Awards
16:00 – 17:00 SIGMobile Community Engagement Program: Game Night (Among Us)
Organizer: Santiago Vargas