The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Technologies for Aging in Place
Date: May 26, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Dan Siewiorek
Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Quality of Life Technology Center
Carnegie Mellon University



As baby boomers age, the nation's elderly population continues to grow. A majority of these individuals will continue to live in their own home and perform complex procedures that were previously performed by healthcare professionals. Meeting this societal need requires a new generation of research that addresses supporting the quality of life and independence of a vast, diverse and aging population. New technologies could potentially allow older adults and people with disabilities to remain in their homes longer, reduce health care costs, enhance their quality of life, and provide needed support to independent caregivers. This talk will highlight the critical research needed to meet the needs of our aging population and provide specific recommendations for research to support Aging in Place.



Professor Daniel P. Siewiorek is the Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has designed or been involved with the design of nine multiprocessor systems and has been a key contributor to the dependability design of over two dozen commercial computing systems. Dr. Siewiorek leads an interdisciplinary team that has designed and constructed over 20 generations of mobile computing systems. He has written nine textbooks in addition to over 475 papers. He is Director of the Quality of Life Technology NSF Engineering Research Center and previously served as Department Head of the Human Computer Interaction Institute. He has been the recipient of the AAEE Terman Award, the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award, and the ACM SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contributions Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.


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