[Adapt] [Talk] When Music, Information Technology, and Medicine Meet

Kenny Zhu kzhu at cs.sjtu.edu.cn
Wed Jan 9 11:59:56 CST 2013

Hi guys,


Please go to Prof. Ye Wang's talk at Room 404 tomorrow 10 AM.






TITLE : When Music, Information Technology, and Medicine Meet


VENUE: Thursday, Jan 10, 2013, 10 AM,  Room 404, SEIEE Building 3



>From Napster to YouTube and iTunes, music has always been a major driving
force of Internet technologies. A huge amount of music content is now
accessible to the public. Organizing and categorizing this content to
support an effective recommendation system has become a significant
challenge. The primary goal of our lab is to develop new technologies to
address this challenge in the field of healthcare. We seek to harness the
synergy of sound and music computing (SMC), mobile computing, and cloud
computing technologies to promote healthy lifestyles and to facilitate
disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in both developed countries and
resource-poor developing countries. In this talk, I present a collaborative
research project between the SMC lab at National University of Singapore and
the Music, Neuroimaging, and Stroke Recovery Lab at Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center (BIDMC) / Harvard Medical School. We are developing a
cloud-based therapy delivery system that uses music to enhance limb function
and speech in patients with neurological impairments using smart devices
such as iPhone. Our focus is to develop high-tech, low-cost solutions that
aim to (1) facilitate recovery in patients with post-stroke speech and motor
impairments, (2) improve gait and mobility and reduce fall risk in patients
with Parkinson's disease (PD), and thereby, improve Quality of Life (QoL)
for both patients and caregivers.

In this talk, I will also introduce a few new funded projects at NUS SMC
Lab, followed by live demos and a discussion of possible research
collaborations, available PhD scholarships and research positions in our
multidisciplinary team which call for expertise in statistical signal
processing, optimization, machine learning as well as human computer



Ye Wang is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the
National University of Singapore (NUS) and NUS Graduate School for
Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS). He established and directed the
sound and music computing (SMC) Lab. Before joining NUS he was a member of
the technical staff at Nokia Research Center in Tampere, Finland for 9
years. His research interests include sound analysis and music information
retrieval (MIR), mobile computing, and cloud computing, and their
applications in music edutainment and e-Health, as well as determining their
effectiveness via subjective and objective evaluations. His most recent
projects involve the design and evaluation of systems to support 1)
therapeutic gait training using Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS), and 2)
Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT). In the academic year 2011 - 2012 he has
taken his 

sabbatical leave at the School of Computer Science of Fudan University and
at Harvard Medical School.





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