Industry Forum is an IES program for Industry to engage with research in a productive manner. Industry speakers are invited to discuss industry, technology directions, and, most importantly, challenges for the companies. We want all conference attendees to engage in the Industry Forum and listen to the presentations of our industry speakers so all communities can benefit.

Session 1     Digital Health
(07:00-08:00am PDT, May 12, 2021)

The recent coronavirus pandemic has rendered our healthcare system on the verge of collapse, which pushes us to think seriously about the sustainable future of healthcare. The rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, information and communication technology, cloud and edge computing, and wearable mechatronics have demonstrated the great potential to offer innovative, digital, and smart solutions to healthcare applications including diagnosis, monitoring, clinical decision support, care management and more.

In this Industry Forum session, the invited speakers will discuss the state-of-the-art, technological challenges, trends, and opportunities in digital healthcare solutions.


Prof. Mark Wehde (Mayo Clinic) Prof. Jamal Dean (McMaster University) Dr. Jie Liang (AltumView Systems)

Talk 1: Developing a Wearable Medical Device to Identify Silent AFIB (07:00-07:20 am)

Prof. Mark Wehde (Mayo Clinic)

Talk 2: Smart Systems for Ubiquitous-Healthcare – AI is a Key Enabler (07:20-07:40 am)

Prof. Jamal Dean (McMaster University)

Talk 3: Activity Monitoring Using Smart Visual Sensor (07:40-08:00 am)

Dr. Jie Liang (AltumView Systems)

Session 2     Industrial Automation and Wireless Solution
(08:00-09:00am PDT, May 12, 2021)

Industrial automation has been progressing significantly over the recent fifty years. With the advent of Industry 4.0 and the 5G communication technology, a technological revolution is taking place in the industrial automation field. Internet of things (IoTs), artificial intelligence (AI), mechatronics, and robotics technologies bring great opportunities to realize innovative industrial applications and to improve safety, quality, and productivity.

In this session, the invited speakers will talk about the cutting-edge technology, pressing challenges and promising automation and wireless solutions in their industry.


Dr. Shahram Tafazoli (Motion Metrics, Inc.) Dr. Xiaodong Lu (Planar Motors Inc) Mike Cawley Rohit Prabhakar (Xrossfire)

Talk 1: A Novel AI and 3D Vision Based Technology to Monitor Mining Shovel Operations (08:00-08:20 am)

Dr. Shahram Tafazoli (Motion Metrics, Inc.)

Talk 2: Magnetic Levitation for Adaptive Manufacturing (08:20-08:40 am)

Dr. Xiaodong Lu (Planar Motors Inc)

Talk 3: A Secure Wireless and 5G IoT Solution (08:40-09:00 am)

Mike Cawley and Rohit Prabhakar (Xrossfire)

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