Deborah Estrin

Professor of Computer Science UCLA

Deb’s early research at USC concerned multicast and inter-domain routing protocols. Then she moved to embedded networked sensing systems. You probably don’t understand that, but you’ll for sure be intrigued by her current research in participatory sensing systems. What that means is getting photos, location and more from mobile phones, and using those streams for all kinds of community data gathering, self-monitoring applications, and “citizen science.” Deb is also behind the effort to create an open mHealth architecture, but she’s here to tell us about how ordinary people can use technology for revolutionary health and social research.