WiSE workshop 2021

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Objectives of the WiSe Workshop

  • Promote and support women in Sensors
  • Encourage young generation of female researchers to work on sensors
  • Discuss the opportunities in capabilities and emerging applications of sensors along with research collaboration to support the ongoing global pandemic

 

Talk #1: Label Free Point-of-Care Electrical Biosensors: Status and Challenges

Presenter: Prof. Chirasree RoyChaudhuri, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Shibpur, Howrah-711103, West Bengal, India

Abstract:

Developing point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic platforms for protein/biomarker detection is of profound importance in screening various diseases. In this context, the development of affordable, sensitive and portable biosensors requiring low volume samples, less reagents and enabling rapid detection are of significant interest.  Towards this direction, different diagnostic tests on paper based platforms have been commercialized. But majority of them are either semi-quantitative or suffer from low sensitivity for which secondary labels are introduced to enable signal amplification.     

Biography:

Chirasree RoyChaudhuri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of Indian institute of
Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur. She has been engaged in
interdisciplinary research in the area of electrical biosensors,
chemical sensors and related signal processing with the aim to develop
point of care devices. 

 

Talk#2: Nanotechnology Enabled Gas Sensors

Presenter: Prof. Mahnaz Shafiei, Associate Professor and former Vice‐Chancellor’s Women in STEM Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Abstract: Sensor technology is an important enabler in modern society for detecting, monitoring and managing phenomena in our natural and built environments. This is evident in the need for detection of trace toxic analytes and explosive gases for public safety and security, healthcare, transportation, industrial processes and monitoring of environmental pollution and air quality. .   This talk will focus on development of miniature, low‐power gas sensors with high performance employing nanomaterials for sustainable use in health and environmental monitoring. The novel sensing materials include functionalised reduced graphene oxide (rGO), hybrid WO3‐rGO films, WO3 nanofibres, hybrid rGO‐Dy2O3, 2D SnS2‐rGO and TiOx. 

Bio: Mahnaz Shafiei is currently an Associate Professor and former Vice‐Chancellor’s Women in STEM Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and a visiting fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology in Iran, and a PhD degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2011. She followed this with postdoctoral research at QUT and an Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Mahnaz’s research focus is on sensors and nanomaterials and their practical use for health and environmental monitoring. She is investigating new technologies to develop reliable, portable gas sensors with ultra‐low power requirements to be embedded in sensor nodes for the Internet‐of‐Things applications or in mobile systems.

 

Talk #3: Point of care sensing system for early detection of osteoporosis 

Presenter: Dr. Nasrin Afsari Manesh, Lecturer, Curtin University, Australia

Abstract:

"Early detection of any disease is essential for an efficient treatment. Bone loss can be detected and monitored by regular measurement of serum or urine C-terminal telopeptide of type 1 collagen (CTx-I). Therefore, rapid, portable and low-cost point-of-care devices are highly desirable. In this research, we have proposed a selective, sensitive, quick and inexpensive Internet of Things (IoT)-based sensing system for the quantification of CTx-I levels in serum. 

 

 Bio:

“Nasrin Afsarimanesh is from Iran. She received her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Iran in 2006. Nasrin completed her masters’ degree in Electronics from the University of Pune, India in 2010 with a gold medal. She completed her PhD degree at Macquarie University, Australia in 2019. She has recently joined Curtin University, Australia as a Lecturer. Nasrin has authored and co-authored over 30 research publications, including journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings. Nasrin’s research is mainly focussed on sensors and smart sensing systems.”

Talk #4: Intelligent Wellness Sensing and AI Technologies

Presenter: Prof. Wei Chen is Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

 

Abstract:

Many challenges exist in health monitoring and management, such as continuous, accurate, and comfortable monitoring of multi-parameters, early detection and warning of diseases, as well as the interaction with environments. The challenges in healthcare raise health risks and imposes significant economic and social burden. Thus, seeking for the innovative solutions and new technologies to address these issues is very important. The development of modern sensors, Internet of Things, advanced materials, machine learning and AI technology has inspired the innovation on intelligent designs for healthcare.

The novel intelligent wellness sensing platforms seamlessly integrate smart sensing technologies, data fusion techniques, advanced materials, and clinical practice. Physiological signs, behaviors and environmental information can be obtained effectively. By jointly analyzing physiological behavior parameters with environmental interaction information and using data fusion technology, the health-related activities can be identified. With intelligent wellness sensing platform, personal health monitoring and forecasting will be provided assisting to develop personal healthcare plan, and guide people towards a healthier lifestyle. The multi-disciplinary research on intelligent wellness sensing, machine learning, and biomedical signal processing will bring new development for improving the quality of life for people ranging from babies to aging population during their everyday life, and have long term social impact.

 

Biography:

Prof. Wei Chen is Professor, Director of Center of Intelligent Medical Electronics at School of Information Science and Technology, and Director of the Physiological Signal and Sleep platform in the Human Phenome Institute, Fudan University. She received B. Eng. degree and M. Eng. degree from Xian Jiaotong University, China. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. 



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  • Date: 25 Aug 2021
  • Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are Australia/NSW
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Time: Aug 25, 2021 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Agenda

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Time

 

 

2:30pm to 2:35pm

Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Chair, IEEE SC NSW Chapter

Introduction of the Chapter and activities

 

2:35pm: Talk #1 : Prof. Chirasree RoyChaudhuri, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Shibpur, Howrah-711103, West Bengal, India

 

3:05pm:  Talk #2 : Prof. Mahnaz Shafiei, Associate Professor and former Vice‐Chancellor’s Women in STEM Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

 

3:35pm: Talk #3 : Dr. Nasrin Afsari Manesh, Lecturer, Curtin University, Australia


4:05pm:  Talk #4 : Prof. Wei Chen is Professor,  Director of Center of Intelligent Medical Electronics at School of Information Science and Technology, and Director of the Physiological Signal and Sleep platform in the Human Phenome Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai, China