Connectivity and Sensing
at the Human-Machine Frontier
November 12, UT Engineering Education & Research Center

The 17th Texas Wireless Summit on November 12, 2019 highlighted advances and opportunities at the intersection of human-centered computing, sensing and connectivity. Sessions and panels focused on wearables, virtual and mixed reality, bio-interfaces, and perception. We explored the challenges and demands of the communication infrastructure required to support and enhance devices and experiences.

Take a look at the Speakers section below to see our exciting list of high-profile industry and academia speakers for the 2019 event.

The faculty co-organizers for the 2019 Summit were Prof. Edison Thomaz and Prof. Nanshu Lu.

Presentation slide decks and session videos now available!
See the updated Agenda section below.

2019 Speakers

 

*Mouseover the portraits to see a short bio, and click the link to see the full text.

Keynote

JOSEPH A. PARADISO

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers / Panelists

JEAN ANNE BOOTH

UnaliWear

GABE COHN

Microsoft Research

ALEX GAO

Samsung

WEI GAO

California Institute of Technology

SCOTT HANSON

Ambiq Micro

ROBERT HILL

Holland & Knight, LLP

TODD HUMPHREYS

The University of Texas at Austin

ADAM KELLY

General Motors

MICHAEL KLUG

Magic Leap

THOMAS KURIAN

Ascension Medical Group

NANSHU LU

The University of Texas at Austin

JOSE DEL R. MILLAN

The University of Texas at Austin

BRIAN MODOFF

Qualcomm

LILI QIU

The University of Texas at Austin

CHRISTINE SCHEVE

Nano

JOHN SMEE

Qualcomm

KIRAN SOMASUNDARAM

Facebook

EDISON THOMAZ

The University of Texas at Austin

 

Agenda & Video

 

AM

8:45

8:50

9:10

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

 

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12:35

 

Welcome & Introduction

Edison Thomaz & Nanshu Lu

The University of Texas at Austin

TWS Faculty Chairs

"The Transition to 5G—the journey of wireless transformation and its potential for the next decade"
Brian Modoff

Qualcomm

abstract & slides

Keynote: "How We Will Connect To Our Networked Future in a Post-IoT World"

Joseph Paradiso

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

abstract

COFFEE BREAK

"Wearable Sweat-Sensors for Personalized Health Monitoring"

Wei Gao

California Institute of Technology

abstract & slides

"Wearables, HCI, and Context-Aware Computing in Digital Health Innovation"

Alex Gao

Samsung

abstract

"Wearables for the Longevity Economy"

Jean Anne Booth

UnaliWear

abstract & slides

Wearables and Bio-Sensing Panel

Moderator: Nanshu Lu

The University of Texas at Austin

Scott Hanson

Ambiq Micro

Robert Hill

Holland & Knight

Thomas Kurian

Ascension Medical Group

Christine Scheve

Nano

LUNCH BREAK

PM

1:30

2:00

2:30

3:00

3:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:20

5:00

"What's Next for 5G?"

John Smee

Qualcomm

abstract & slides

"Redefining Noise: Finding Unintended Signals Everywhere"

Gabe Cohn

Microsoft Research

abstract 

"Sensoryfields for Spatial Computing"
Michael Klug

Magic Leap

abstract

COFFEE BREAK

UT Research Showcase

"Wireless Electronic Tattoos for Personalized Mobile Sensing and Therapeutics"

Nanshu Lu

abstract

"Brain-Machine Interfaces: Beyond the Clinical Realm"

Jose del Millan

abstract & slides

"Motion Tracking for VR, AR, and Smart Appliances"

Lili Qiu

abstract

"Advancing Digital Phenotyping: New Directions in Wearables and Beyond"

Edison Thomaz

abstract & slides

AR/VR/MR Panel

Moderator: Edison Thomaz

The University of Texas at Austin

Adam Kelly

General Motors

Todd Humphreys

The University of Texas at Austin

Kiran Somasundaram

Facebook

RECEPTION

2019 Partners

 
NortonRoseFullbright logo
Holland&Knight logo
RCRWireless logo
IEEE ComSoc logo

Venue

 

Texas Wireless Summit 2019 will be held at the Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mulva Auditorium can be found on the south side of EER Level 0.

The EER building as well as the closest parking garages are marked by the pins on the map below.

 

Engineering Education & Research Center

Mulva Auditorium (EER 0.904)

The University of Texas at Austin

2501 Speedway

Austin, TX 78712

Driving Directions

(Use the directions below or click the pins on the interactive map above and use the "Directions" links to input your own start points.)


From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- From the airport, head west on Hwy. 71.
- Take the exit for I-35N.
- Take Exit 236.
- Turn right, following the ramp for Lyndon B. Johnson Library/Dean Keeton.
- Keep right at the fork to merge onto E Dean Keeton St.
- EER is on Speedway, south of Dean Keeton.  Nearby parking garages are San Jacinto Garage (turn left onto San Jacinto from Dean Keeton) & Speedway Garage (turn right onto Speedway from Dean Keeton).
 

From I-35
- Take the exit for Dean Keeton.
- Head west on E. Dean Keeton.
- EER is on Speedway, south of Dean Keeton.  Nearby parking garages are San Jacinto Garage (turn left onto San Jacinto from Dean Keeton) & Speedway Garage (turn right onto Speedway from Dean Keeton). 
 

From MOPAC (Loop 1)
- Take the 24th St/Windsor Rd exit and head east on Windsor Rd.
- Proceed east on Windsor Road; it will become 24th St.
- Turn left onto Guadalupe St.
- Turn right onto Dean Keeton.
- EER is on Speedway, south of Dean Keeton.  Nearby parking garages are Speedway Garage (turn left onto Speedway from Dean Keeton) & San Jacinto Garage (turn right onto San Jacinto from Dean Keeton).

 

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