Session 3 - Healthcare

Sani Nassif

Sani Nassif

Chair - Session 3 - Healthcare

Sani received his Bachelors degree with Honors from the American University of Beirut in 1980, and his Masters and PhD degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981 and 1986 respectively. He then worked for ten years at Bell Laboratories in the general area of technology CAD, focusing on various aspects of design and technology coupling including device modeling, parameter extraction, worst case analysis, design optimization and circuit simulation. While at Bell Labs, working under Larry Nagel -the original author of Spice, he led a large team in the development of an in-house circuit simulator, named Celerity, which became the main circuit simulation tool at Bell Labs.

In January 1996, he joined the then newly formed IBM Austin Research Laboratory (ARL), which was founded with a specific focus on research for the support of IBM’s Power computer systems. He led a department that worked on physical design, simulation, formal verification, technology modeling, technology characterization, lithography, and statistical design. After twelve years of management, he stepped down to focus on technical work again with an emphasis on applying techniques developed in the VLSI-EDA area to IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative.

In January 2014 Sani founded Radyalis, a company focused on applying VLSI-EDA techniques to the field of Cancer Radiation Therapy. The company has produced the fastest dose simulator for Proton and Photon radiation therapy and has been licensed to a number of industry and research institutions.

Sani has authored one book, many book chapters, and numerous conference and journal publications, his H-Index (Google) is 49. He has delivered many tutorials at top conferences and has received Best Paper awards from TCAD, ICCAD, DAC, ISQED, ICCD and SEMICON, authored invited papers to ISSCC, IEDM, IRPS, ISLPED, HOTCHIPS, and CICC. He has given Keynote and Plenary presentations at Sasimi, ESSCIRC, BMAS, SISPAD, SEMICON, VLSI-SOC, PATMOS, NMI, ASAP, GLVLSI, TAU, and ISVLSI. He is an IEEE Fellow, was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, a member of the ACM and the AAAS, and an IBM master inventor with more than 75 patents.

Dr. Nassif was the president of the IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA) for 2014 and 2015, was the General chair of the ICCAD conference in 2008, and has served on the technical program committees of ICCAD, DAC and many other conferences. He received the Penrose award (given to one outstanding graduate from the American University of Beirut), the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff award from Bell Labs, three Research Accomplishment Awards from IBM, and the SRC Mahboob-Khan Outstanding Mentor awards from the SRC.

Heena Rathore

Heena Rathore

Session 3 - Healthcare

Heena Rathore is a Data Scientist and Program Manager at Hiller Measurements. She was a post-doctorate researcher for US-Qatar Joint Collaborative Project between Temple University, USA, University of Idaho, USA and Qatar University. Also, she was a visiting scholar for Wichita State University. She received her Ph.D. (with distinction) in Computer Science and Engineering Department while she was a Tata Consultancy Services Research Scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology, India. She received her bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering from College of Technology and Engineering in 2010 with Honors. She has also worked professionally as Design Executive with Phosphate India Private Limited and academically as Guest/Assistant Professor with the University of Texas, Austin and SS College of Engineering, India respectively. She has been the winner of a number of prestigious awards including Graphical System Design Achievement Awards by National Instruments. She has published more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journal papers in her field is the sole author of Mapping Biological Systems to Network Systems (Springer). She was also featured on TedX, Qatar held by TedXAlDafnaEd in Qatar and her work is covered in professional and major trade publications, major media, such as Microwave Journal, Everything RF, Times of India, and India Today. She has been invited as a panelist, TPC member and a chair for multiple sessions. She is a reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals and conferences in IEEE, IET, and Elsevier. Her research interests include deep learning, machine learning, security, distributed systems, wireless networks biologically inspired systems and software-defined networks.

Amy Daali

Amy Daali

Session 3 - Healthcare

Dr. Amy Daali is the Founder and CEO of Lucea AI, a data science consultancy company in San Antonio. She is an Engineer, Entrepreneur and a multidisciplinary Data Scientist. She founded San Antonio Data Science Meetup and currently serves as the Interim Chair of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the organizer of Women in Machine Learning & Data Science Meetup.

Over the last 10 years, she held various roles in the industry and academia including Engineer at Southwest Research Institute (SWRI), Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and a Data Scientist at USAA.

She received her B.E degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota and M.S., Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas.

Jean Anne Booth

Jean Anne Booth

Session 3 - Healthcare

A serial entrepreneur, Jean Anne Booth has over 35 years of experience in high technology, and has raised over $100M in capital for her startup companies.

Jean Anne was previously the founder of Luminary Micro, the creators of the Stellaris® microcontroller (MCU) platform and the lead partner and first to market with ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller solutions. Luminary Micro was acquired by Texas Instruments in May 2009, and was one of the top 5 venture-backed acquisitions in 2009. Jean Anne retired from TI in 2012 after serving as the General Manager for TI’s Stellaris family of products.

Jean Anne was also a founder at Intrinsity, which was sold to Apple in April 2010. Her first startup experience was at Exponential Technology, the creators of a 533 MHz BiCMOS PowerPC microprocessor. Early in her career, Jean Anne worked with AMD’s embedded microprocessor products for 10 years in a number of management, marketing, and engineering roles, and in R&D at Fisher Controls.

Jean Anne holds a BSEE from the University of Texas and an MSCE degree from National Technical University.

Semih Aslan

Semih Aslan

Session 3 - Healthcare

Dr. Semih Aslan is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas State University, where he joined in 2011. He previously worked as a Senior FPGA Design Engineer with Motorola and full-time instructor at ITT Technical Institute. Dr. Aslan is the founding director of the System Modeling and Green Technology (SMART) Lab in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State. He currently advises graduate and undergraduate senior students on green energy, multi-processor system design and data analysis projects and has numerous publications.

He is a Senior IEEE member.

Roozbeh Jafari

Roozbeh Jafari

Session 3 - Healthcare

Roozbeh Jafari (http://jafari.tamu.edu) is an associate professor in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from UCLA and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC-Berkeley. His research interest lies in the area of wearable computer design and signal processing. His research has been funded by the NSF, NIH, DoD (TATRC), AFRL, AFOSR, DARPA, SRC and industry (Texas Instruments, Tektronix, Samsung & Telecom Italia). He has published over 150 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He has served as the general chair and technical program committee chair for several flagship conferences in the area of Wearable Computers including. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2012, IEEE Real-Time & Embedded Technology & Applications Symposium (RTAS) best paper award in 2011 and Andrew P. Sage best transactions paper award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society in 2014. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Internet of Things Journal and IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. He serves on scientific panels for funding agencies frequently and is presently serving as a standing member of the NIH Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics study section.