Computer Science Colloquia: Building a Human Digital Twin with Diane J. Cook

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RIT Golisano College Computer Science Department

Speaker: Diane J. Cook, Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University

Digital Twins are a disruptive technology that can automate human health assessment and intervention by creating a holistic, virtual replica of a physical human. The increasing availability of sensing platforms and the maturing of data mining methods support building such a replica from longitudinal, passively-sensed data. By creating such a quantified self, we can more precisely understand current and future health status. We can also anticipate the outcomes of behavior-driven interventions. In this talk, I will discuss the challenges that accompany creating human digital twins in the wild, survey emerging data mining methods that tackle these challenges, and describe some of the current and future impacts that technologies have for supporting our aging population.

Diane Cook is Regents Professor and Huie-Rogers Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, founding director of the WSU Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS), and co-director of the WSU AI Laboratory. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors. Diane's work is featured in BBC, IEEE The Institute, IEEE Spectrum, Smithsonian, The White House Fact Sheet, Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, HGTV, and ABC News. Her research aims to create smart environments that automate health monitoring and intervention, evaluated via the CASAS Smart Home in a Box installed in over 160 sites across 9 countries. Her research currently focuses on developing machine learning methods that map a human behaviorome as a foundation for constructing a digital twin. She also conducts multidisciplinary research to leverage digital twin technologies for automatically assessing, extending, and enhancing a person's functional independence.

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When and Where
October 28, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room/Location: Zoom

Open to the Public

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