RF Based Health Sensing and Human Activity Recognition

#Radio-Frequency #Health #sensing #activity #recognition #radar #systems

Ambient computing has been gaining momentum to be one of the most impactful technological developments for the next decade. At its core, it requires the devices to interact with the environments and users seamlessly and ubiquitously. Our era is witnessing a rapid development in the field of human activity monitoring, indoor localization, and health care systems. This talk presents a review of some recent work based on the PhD internship projects that I hosted at Google from 2017 to 2020, related to health sensing and human activity recognition based on wearables, radar and RFID technologies. Aspects related to miniaturized wearable antenna for cross-body communication and radar antenna array miniaturization are discussed. Applications and future trend of this research will be also presented. This talk may also be interesting to young professionals who want to understand more about what the internship project looks like and what the expectation is.

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  • Date: 15 Apr 2021
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) America/Montreal
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  • Mohntreal, Quebec
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  • Co-sponsored by Staracom; Polytechnique Montréal
  • Starts 15 February 2021 03:11 PM
  • Ends 15 April 2021 12:00 PM
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Dr. Jiang Zhu Dr. Jiang Zhu of Google Inc., California, USA


Jiang Zhu received the B.S. degree from Zhejiang University, China, in 2003, the M.A.Sc. degree from McMaster University, Canada, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2010, all in electrical engineering.  

From 2010 to 2014, he was a Senior Antenna Engineer with Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA. From 2014 to 2016, he was with Google[x] Life Science Division, which then turned into Verily Life Science, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. as its founding member. He is currently with Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, as the Engineering Manager and Head of Wireless Hardware Group for Emerging Wearables, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies and Projects. He has published scientific results in Physical Review Letters and IEEE journals. He holds 55+ granted and filed U.S. patents. His research interests include antennas, wearables, Internet-of-Things, and wireless sensing.

Dr. Zhu is a member of the IEEE AP-S Industrial Initiatives Committee, Young Professional Committee and Membership and Benefits Committee, a member of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Coordination & Future Directions Committee - IoT Working Group and a member of the IEEE MTT-26 RFID, Wireless Sensors, and IoT Committee. He was a recipient of the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award and the IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Award. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.