Tallinn University of Technology

On Thursday, 14 December, starting at 11.00 in room ICT-A1 the talk "Smart Aging: Topics, Applications, and Agenda" by Prof. Il-Yeol Song from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. Prof.

Abstract of the talk "Smart Aging: Topics, Applications, and Agenda": Aging is a rapidly growing social problem in the developed world. It is critically important to mitigate the effects of aging, improve elderly people’s life, and improve overall quality of healthcare environments.  Smart aging addresses those challenges by intelligently utilizing modern biomedical, digital healthcare, big data computing & analytics, IOT, AI, and communication technologies. In this talk, I will first review several innovative R&D projects and applications for smart aging. I will then cover recent developments in digital healthcare technologies and AI. I will conclude my talk with a summary of suggestions on smart aging projects and research topics in smart aging.

About the Speaker: Il-Yeol Song is professor in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel University. He served as Deputy Director of NSF-sponsored research center on Visual & Decision Informatics (CVDI) between 2012-2014. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an ER Fellow. He is the recipient of the 2015 Peter P. Chen Award in Conceptual Modeling.  Dr. Song published over 220 peer-reviewed papers in data management areas. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) and a Consulting Editor for Data and Knowledge Engineering. He won the Best Paper Award in the IEEE CIBCB 2004 and the 2017 DKE Best Paper Award. He won four teaching awards from Drexel, including the most prestigious Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. He delivered a keynote speech at multiple international conferences, including the First Asia-Pacific iSchool Conference in 2014, ACM SAC 2015, ER2015, EDB 2016, A-LIEP 2016 and DEXA 2018. Dr. Song served as the Steering Committee chair of the ER conference between 2010-2012, DOLAP, and IEEE BigComp during 2019-2021. He also served as the leading co-chair of the Model Data Science Curriculum Committee for iSchool Consortium.

NB! Prof. Il-Yeol Song is also opponent of the PhD thesis of Sidra Azmat Butt "A Digital Collaborative Platform to Facilitate Innovative Solutions for the Silver Economy" and will participate in the defence of the thesis as a defence committee member. The defence takes place on December 14, 2023 starting at 14.00 in room ICT-315.