Professor Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay

FIEEE (USA), FIEE (UK), FIETE (India) Distinguished Lecturer – IEEE Sensors Council School of Engineering, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Email:

Trends for Wearable and Medical Devices

An increase in world population along with a significant aging portion is forcing rapid rises in healthcare costs. The healthcare system is going through a transformation in which continuous monitoring of inhabitants is possible even without hospitalization. The advancement of sensing technologies, embedded systems, wireless communication technologies, nano-technologies, and miniaturization makes it possible to develop smart medical systems to monitor activities of human beings continuously. Wearable sensors monitor physiological parameters continuously along with detect other symptoms such as any abnormal and/or unforeseen situations which need immediate attention. Therefore, necessary help can be provided in times of dire need. This seminar reviews the latest reported systems and the trends on wearable and medical devices to monitor activities of humans and issues to be addressed to tackle the challenges.

Short Biography

Subhas holds a B.E.E. (gold medallist), M.E.E., Ph.D. (India) and Doctor of Engineering (Japan). He has over 30 years of teaching, industrial and research experience.

Currently he is working as a Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia and is the Discipline Leader of the Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programme. Before joining Macquarie he worked as Professor of Sensing Technology, Massey University, New Zealand. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), numerical field calculation, electromagnetics etc. He has supervised over 40 postgraduate students and over 100 Honours students. He has examined over 50 postgraduate theses.

He has published over 400 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written seven books and forty two book chapters and edited seventeen conference proceedings. He has also edited thirty two books with Springer-Verlag and twenty four journal special issues. He has organized over 20 international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 331 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures.

He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), a Fellow of IET (UK), a Fellow of IETE (India). He is a Topical Editor of IEEE Sensors journal. He is also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council from 2017 to 2019. He chairs the IEEE IMS NSW chapter.

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Professor Dr. Antoni Martínez Ballesté

SMART* research group Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain)

Cybersecurity in IoT: devices, people and society

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality. Gadgets and devices connected to the Internet are providing humankind with a variety of added value services, everywhere. Two decades ago, with the globalization of the Internet, users took care of installing antivirus software so as to protect their computers and their data. With the current approach to the IoT concept and the use of the cloud, new security threats appear, and more comprehensive solutions must be considered. In this talk we will review the most relevant security problems for IoT and their countermeasures. Moreover, we will review several guidelines and codes of practice intended to secure IoT devices and networks.

Short Biography

Antoni Martínez-Ballesté (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain). Associate professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics in URV, since 2003. Engineer in Computer Science and Technology (URV, 2002). PhD in Telematics Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2004). Researcher in the CRISES research group (2001-2003). Visiting junior researcher in the LAAS-CNRS (Laboratoire d’analyse et d’architecture des systèmes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Toulouse (2004). Visiting professor in Shanghai Maritime University (2018). Member of the IEEE. Researcher in the Smart Health research group in Universitat Rovira i Virgili. His research interests are electronic health (Electronic Health Records, Standards and Interoperability, Privacy in e-health, automatic acquisition of medical data and their processing, etc.), mobile health (use of smartphones, wearables and apps to improve healthcare processes and quality of life) and smart health (interaction with the smart city, smart environments and cognitive scenarios to improve healthcare processes and quality of life, using big data and deep learning techniques), as well as security and privacy in computer networks and the IoT. He has been the principal investigator in the SIMPATIC project (Intelligent System for Private and Autonomous Monitoring based on Information and Communications Technologies) funded by Fundació La Caixa under the Recercaixa programme. He has served as program committee member in several IEEE conferences as well as session chair. He has also served as reviewer in a number of scientific journals. Author of 88 scientific contributions, including ISI JCR journals, conference contributions and book chapters. Editor of several books on his research areas. Has taken part in 37 research and technology transfer projects, at national and international levels, in some of them as principal investigator.