Michigan State engineering professor to speak on wireless body area networks

Published: Nov 11, 2009 12:27:00 PM
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Auburn University's Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center will host a seminar by Subir Biswas, Michigan State University faculty member, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in 235 Broun Hall. Biswas will present "Network Protocols and Applications for Wireless Body Area Networks," which will highlight how wireless body area networks (WBANs) can enable advanced technology for areas such as health care, sports medicine and defense-related applications.

Biswas' presentation will show the value of WBANs in collecting real-time physiological information for remote monitoring and medicine administration as a part of a broader managed health care routine. Biswas will provide a formulation of the network problems that are specific to WBANs and present a number of specific protocol solutions for transmission power assignment with postural position inference for on-body wireless communication links; probabilistic routing in on-body sensor networks with postural disconnections; and physical context detection using wearable wireless sensor networks.

Biswas is an associate professor and the director of the networked embedded and wireless systems laboratory at Michigan State University. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge, has published more than 90 articles in the area of network protocols and is co-inventor of four U.S. patents. His current research interests include wireless data networking, low power network protocols and application specific sensor networks.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes