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Pervasive Technologies for Depression Early Stage Prediction and Intervention (PerDESPI)

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Host: Jizheng Wan

Mental disease is one of the greatest personal, societal and economic problems of the modern world. With mental health care already representing over a third of the cost of health care in the EU, health services struggle to keep up. The most common of all mental disorders is Depression, a disease that causes immense individual and family suffering. The goal of the research is to contribute to the prevention of Depression.

PerDESPI aims to develop pervasive technologies to monitor subjects’ physiological and cognitive state in their natural environment. These include wearable sensors to measure EEG , ECG, physical activity and sleep; tools for voice analysis (depression is associated with changes in voice tone) and activities. It also concentrates innovative solutions, e.g. Computer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which may intervene in Depression effectively.

Short bio: Dr. Bin Hu, Professor, Dean, the School of Information Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University, China; IET Fellow; Director of Technical Committee of Cooperative Computing, China Computer Federation; Member at large of ACM China; Director of International Society for Social Neuroscience (China Committee); Guest Professor, Department of Computer Science, ETH , Zurich, Switzerland.

His research interests include Cognitive Computing, Context Aware Computing, Pervasive Computing, and he has published about 100 papers in peer reviewed journals, conferences, and book chapters, e.g. PLoS One, PLoS Computational Biology, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, World Wide Web Journal, AAAI , UbiComp, ICONIP . His work has been funded by international funds, e.g. EU FP7 , HEFCE UK, NSFC China, “973” China and industry. He has served more than 60 international conferences and offered about 40 Keynotes/talks, also as editor/guest editor in about 10 peer reviewed journals in Computer Science.

This talk is part of the Artificial Intelligence and Natural Computation seminars series.

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