Prof. Honggang Wang

Keynote Speech Title: Towards Smart and Secure Connected Health

Speaker's Bio:
Honggang Wang is an associate professor at UMass Dartmouth and the faculty member of Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Ph.D. program (BMEBT) at UMass Dartmouth. He received the "Scholar of The Year" award (only one per year) in 2016 from UMass Dartmouth. His research interests include Internet of Things, Wireless Health, Body Area Networks (BAN), Cyber and Multimedia Security, Mobile Multimedia and Cloud, Wireless Networks and Cyber-physical System, and BIG DATA in mHealth. He has published more than 150 papers in his research areas. He was an invited participant by National Academic Engineering (NAE) for 2017 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, as one of about 50 outstanding young engineers from US companies, universities, and government labs. He serves as the steering committee co-chair of IEEE conference on Connected Health (CHASE and TPC co-chair of IEEE CHASE 2016, which is a leading international conference in the field of connected health. He has also been serving as the Associate Editor in Chief (EiC) for IEEE Internet of Things journal (SCI impact factor: 7.596), and Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions on Big Data,  IEEE Transaction on Multimedia and an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.He is currently the chair of IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC).

Keynote Speech Abstract:
Connected health is the use of Internet, sensing, communications and intelligent techniques in support of healthcare applications. Wireless body area networks (WBANs) with various types of biomedical sensors is one of major infrastructures of connected health and provide an opportunity to address issues in rapidly increasing connected health applications. However, there are significant challenges in the area, such as improving the performance of WBANs, analytics of large and continuous physiological data collected from biomedical sensors and predictive modeling, and securing data transmission and protecting data privacy, especially in mobile and wireless environments. In this talk, I will introduce two case studies in the related area: (1) developing a wearable biosensor system for health monitoring; (2) a security system to support reliable and secured data transmissions over WBANs.