Sonny X. Vu: CEO, Founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products. Founder of AgaMatrix, makers of the world¹s first iPhone-connected hardware medical device (Red Dot & GOOD Design Awards), now in the Apple Store. Built AgaMatrix from a two-person start-up to shipping 15+ FDA-cleared medical device products, 1B+ biosensors, 3M+ glucose meters for diabetics. Worked at Microsoft Research on machine learning / linguistic technologies. Studied math (BS) at UIUC and linguistics (PhD) under Noam Chomsky at MIT. Knows a number of interesting languages and is a patron of good product design. Believes an era of wearable computing is coming soon where UX design will be geared towards glance-able displays and non-visual modalities. Follow on Twitter: @sonnyvu
Wireless body area network (BAN) has been researched and developed for ubiquitous and remote medicine and its international standard IEEE 802.15.6 was established in February, 2012. Highly reliable and secure, i.e., dependable BAN can be applicable to a body of cars, buildings as well as a human body for dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) sensing and controlling. Such a M2M network can be called as "BAN of Things" like Internet of Things (IoT). To perform dependability of BAN, cross-layer and multi-layer of technologies must be jointly optimized. This keynote introduces such theories and technolgies as well as major applications with their global trend.
Ryuji Kohno is an IEICE fellow as well as an IEEE fellow. He received the Ph.D. degree in Dept.EE from the Univ. of Tokyo in 1984. Since 1998 he has been a Professor in YNU. During 1984-1985 he was a Visiting Scientist in Dept.EE, Univ. of Toronto. Since 2007, he is also a Finnish Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) in Univ. of Oulu, Finland. The meanwhile, he was also a director of SONY CSL/ATL during 1998-2002 and was a director of the UWB Tech. Inst. and a program coordinator of Medical ICT Inst. of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) during 2002-2011．He was a principal leader of MEXT 21st century COE program during 2002-2007 and is currently that of MEXT Global COE program on “Innovative Integration between Medicine and Engineering Based on ICT,” during 2008-2013 as well as a director of Medical ICT Center in YNU. Currently he is the CEO of the University of Oulu Research Institute Japan – CWC-Nippon Inc. Ltd. since March 2012. Prof. Kohno was elected to be a BoG member of the IEEE Information Theory Society three times on 2000, 2002, and 2006. He was awarded IEICE Greatest Contribution Award and NTT DoCoMo Mobile Science Award in 1999 and 2002, respectively.