Sensing and Diagnostics Technologies for Mobile Health and Telemedicine
With over seven billion cell phone users in the world and the majority of them in developing countries, there are opportunities for improving access to health care through point-of-care diagnostics and microscopic imaging applications using state-of-the-art phone technology. Dr. Ozcan will discuss the new imaging and detection architectures that compensate digitally for the lack of complex optical components available in cell phones by using novel theories and algorithms to address the immediate needs of telemedicine to help address global health problems.
About Aydogan Ozcan
Dr. Ozcan is the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA School of Engineering and is also the Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Dr. Ozcan holds 32 issued patents (all of which are licensed) and >20 pending patent applications and is also the author of one book and the co-author of more than 400 peer reviewed research articles in major scientific journals and conferences. Dr. Ozcan is a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and has received major awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), International Commission for Optics (ICO) Prize, SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, SPIE Early Career Achievement Award, ARO Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award and MIT’s TR35 Award for his seminal contributions to near-field and on-chip imaging, and telemedicine based diagnostics. Dr. Ozcan is also the recipient of the National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award, Popular Science Brilliant 10 Award, Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Award, Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, Netexplorateur Award, Microscopy Today Innovation Award, and the Wireless Innovation Award organized by the Vodafone Americas Foundation as well as the Okawa Foundation Award.
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