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Connectivity and Sensing
at the Human-Machine Frontier
November 12, UT Engineering Education & Research Center

The 17th Texas Wireless Summit on November 12, 2019 highlighted advances and opportunities at the intersection of human-centered computing, sensing and connectivity. Sessions and panels focused on wearables, virtual and mixed reality, bio-interfaces, and perception. We explored the challenges and demands of the communication infrastructure required to support and enhance devices and experiences.

Take a look at the Speakers section below to see our exciting list of high-profile industry and academia speakers for the 2019 event.

The faculty co-organizers for the 2019 Summit were Prof. Edison Thomaz and Prof. Nanshu Lu.

Presentation slide decks and session videos now available!
See the updated Agenda section below.

A Look Inside TWS 2019: Connectivity and Sensing at the Human-Machine Frontier

A Look Inside TWS 2019: Connectivity and Sensing at the Human-Machine Frontier

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2019 Speakers


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Joseph A. Paradiso is currently associate academic head of the Media Arts and Sciences program at MIT and also directs the Media Lab's Responsive Environments Research Group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception. His current research interests include embedded sensing systems and sensor networks, wearable and body sensor networks, energy harvesting and power management [read more]...


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers / Panelists

A serial entrepreneur, Jean Anne Booth has 30 years of experience in high technology, and has raised over $100M in venture capital for her startup companies. Now on her fourth startup, UnaliWear’s Kanega watch has been named by focus groups to be a “wearable OnStar for People” because it provides discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a voice-first, classically-styled watch [read more]...



Dr. Gabe A. Cohn is a Researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, where he works in Microsoft Healthcare on innovative sensing systems for novel medical devices. Cohn's research focuses on designing and implementing ultra-low-power embedded sensing systems, leveraging physical phenomena to enable new sensing modalities, and developing sensor systems targeted at realizing immediate change in high-impact application domains including healthcare. [read more]...


Microsoft Research



Alex founded and is currently the head of the Digital Health Lab at Samsung Research America (SRA), with a mision to transform healthcare delivery via innovative digital technology, human-centric design, and AI. Alex also serves on the Board of Managers for the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), aHIMSS organization dedicated to advancing the tecnology and application of connected health innovations. Alex has 25 years of global experience building  [read more]...


California Institute of Technology

Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering at Caltech. He is interested in the future of personalized and precision medicine and is engineering the next-generation of wearable health monitors and nanorobots. Gao was selected for MIT Technology Review’s 2016 list of “35 Innovators under 35” for his development of a wearable health monitor that tracks indicators of health by analyzing sweat. He is the recipient of a number of awards such as [read more]...


Ambiq Micro

Scott Hanson is CTO and founder of Ambiq Micro. Scott led the development of Ambiq Micro’s SPOT platform at the University of Michigan and later founded the company in 2010. Since then, the company has grown quickly to become the world’s leader in low power chips with more than 50 million wearables, smart home devices, and smart cards all relying on Ambiq Micro’s unmatched energy efficiency. Today, Scott leads the development of Ambiq Micro’s technology roadmap to enable intelligence everywhere [read more]...