Speakers Bio

 

Title: Innovations in Health Technologies and data analytics for remote monitoring. Business models and regulatory issues.
Speaker: Professor Branko Celler, 
Emeritus Professor at UNSW, Australia.

Abstract: The irresistible digitization of our lives coupled with the innovative application of analytics have led to astonishing changes in the way we understand the world, the services we create and how we connect.  It can also allow us to tackle some of the biggest problems we face in the environment, food security and dealing with a growing and aging population. This presentation highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of living in a digital world.

Speaker Bio: Professor Celler is internationally recognized as an innovator and pioneer in the development and use of biomedical software and instrumentation for the telemonitoring of chronically ill patients at home. He was Head of School of Electrical Engineering at UNSW for nine years and established the Biomedical Systems Laboratory which was successful in winning more than $15m in competitive grants. He has an abiding and on-going interest in supporting health and socio-economic development of rural and remote communities through the smart use of ICT. Prof Celler has previously held positions as Executive Dean of the College of Health and Science at Western Sydney University and Chief Scientist at the CSIRO ICT Centre. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and an inaugural Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics. He has published more than 200 Journal Articles and Refereed Conference Proceedings. In 2006 Prof. Celler established a start-up company Telemedcare Pty Ltd which now operates internationally and is respected for its innovation and excellence in telehealth. Professor Celler is Emeritus Professor and an active researcher at the University of New South Wales.