Thursday, October 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keynote Speech: From Sensors to Wearables to Health Monitoring


Mehran Mehregany, Ph.D.

Veale Professor of Wireless Health Innovation Case Western Reserve University, USA



Mehran Mehregany is an innovator, researcher, educator, and an entrepreneur. His interests are in sensors, micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems, silicon carbide microsystems, wearables, wireless health, and enterprise innovation models. He has made notable contributions in these areas. 

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He joined Case Western Reserve University in 1990 as an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering. He is currently the Veale Professor of Wireless Health Innovation and the Founding Director of Case School of Engineering San Diego, where he has developed graduate programs in wireless health and wearable computing. 

As a consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories (1986-1990), he was a key contributor to groundbreaking research in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). From November 2009 through August 2010 (taking a leave from Case), Mehregany was the founding Executive Vice President of Engineering, Chief of Engineering Research, and the Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Wireless Health Technology at the West Health Institute. During this period, he formulated the Institute's engineering program, recruited the initial talent and launched the initial research activities and product developments, including Sense4Baby, which was the opening demo of the Apple September 2015 event.

Mehregany is well known for research, education and commercialization in his areas of interest. He has 400+ publications describing his work, holds 30 U.S. patents and is the recipient of a number of awards/honors. He is the editor of the first Wireless Health textbook titled “Wireless Health: Remaking of Medicine by Pervasive Technologies” (2014) and the author of the book titled “Innovation for Engineers” (2017). He has founded, financed and managed a number of technology startups since 1990.