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Invited Talks at OSCAR




On 1 April, an invited talk by Prof. Bart Vanrumste from Ku Leuven was held in Lecture Hall in OSCAR building. The talk, invited by OSCAR AI for Healthcare group, focuses on fall risk estimation and automatic monitoring of activities of daily living in an indoor setting.

Prof. Bart Vanrumste’s current research activities focus among other on multimodal sensor integration for monitoring of older persons and patients with chronic diseases. He is senior member of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology and member of the International Society for bio-electromagnetism.




On 8 April, an invited talk by Prof. Rumi Chunara from NYU was held in Lecture Hall in OSCAR building. The talk, invited by OSCAR AI for Healthcare group, was about Prof. Chunara’s work of understanding how Internet and mobile-sourced data can provide high-resolution spatial and temporal views into public health phenomena.

Prof. Rumi Chunara researches and develops ways to use unstructured data in real-world applications and understand population health. As a computer engineer and scientist, she has revolutionized how medical and public health researchers collect health information through the Internet and mobile technology.



On 16 April, an invited talk by Dr. Guohua Xie, Chemistry and Molecular Sciences of Wuhan University (China), was held in OSCAR. The talk was invited by OSCAR group of Optoelectronics and themed around “Solution-processable thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters and their electroluminescence”.

Dr. Xie worked simultaneously at the Institute of Applied Photophysics of Technische Universität Dresden and Franuhofer COMEDD (Germany), sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From January 2013 to January 2015, Dr. Xie worked for an interdisciplinary project funded by EPSRC (UK) at the Organic Semiconductor Center of the University of St Andrews.




On 9 May, an invited talk by Prof. Tiantian Zhang (Professor of Reproductive Cryobiology, Bournemouth University), invited by Prof. Zhanfeng Cui’s group, was held in OSCAR.

Prof. Tiantian Zhang’s current research interests and activities are in the areas of the cryopreservation of reproductive cells, tissues and embryos of aquatic species and studies on the effect of cryopreservation on genome and cellular metabolism of reproductive cells including stem cells. Prof. Tiantian Zhang is a leading figure internationally in research on cryopreservation of gametes and embryos of fish species.