The University of Texas at Tyler will host a “Smart and Connected Health” National Science Foundation Workshop for science and engineering undergraduate students Jan. 3 – 6 in the UT Tyler University Center Ballroom.

The workshop will expose students to a variety of software and medical devices that are focused on smart and connected health.

It will consist of lectures and demonstrations involving next-generation health care solutions and recent breakthroughs in areas such as medical sensor technology, medical devices, Big Data and predictive analytics.

Inaugural keynote speaker is Dr. David Paydarfar, Department of Neurology chair at the UT Austin Dell Medical School. Paydarfar will speak at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 in the ballroom to kick-off programming. He will discuss “Edgy Oscillators in the Brain: Theory and Medical Applications.”

UT Tyler speakers include assistant professor of health and kinesiology Dr. Jimi Francis and assistant professor of electrical engineering Dr. Premananda Indic. Additional invited speakers are from HP Laboratories, U.S. Air Force, University of North Texas Health Science Center, among others.

Co-sponsors are the UT Tyler Department of Electrical Engineering, UT Tyler’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student chapter and the Dell Medical School.

For more information or interviews, call Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769/903.539.7196 (cell).