Three Main Research Areas

Wireless

Scalable Health is developing sensing foundations for next-generation healthcare and wellness. Our focus is on mobile bio-behavioral sensing, where the aim is to simultaneously, scalably, continuously and passively measure behavioral and bio-markers. The ongoing projects focus on medication adherence, screen-watching behaviors of children, content engagement, camera-based physiological measurements and mental health monitoring. The effort has already led to two spinoffs, Cognita Labs and OcuCheck.

Digital Gym is converting Rice gym into a digital gym with ``mountables" - sensors that measure how the gym is being used. The project is still in development, and will have a rolling release in next few months. All team members are Rice undergraduates.

News

  • See more news updates at Scalable Health Initiative
  • (June 2015) Part of a new NSF Large grant on "Practical Foundations for Massive MIMO."
  • (April 2015) Mayank's research on distancePPG for non-contact accurate measurement of vital signs, is featured in many media outlets. See the original Rice article here .
  • (May 2015) Keynote at WinMee in Mumbai, India on "Massive MIMO: Theory and Experiments".
  • (October 2014) Adam Samaniego presented mobileVision at Wireless Health 2014.
  • (August 2014) New NSF MRI will fund a novel mHealth device platform, ScaleMed, for researchers. News release here
  • (July - August 2014) Gaurav Patel, Tony Elam and I attended NSF i-Corps. First team from Rice to do so. Great experience !
  • (Jan 2014) Elevated to IEEE Fellow status.
  • (Jan 2014) Achaleshwar Sahai defended his PhD. Received Best ECE PhD Thesis Award. Headed to Qualcomm.
  • (Nov 2013) I will be serving as a TPC co-chair for ACM Mobicom 2014.
  • (Nov 2013) Debashis Dash defended his PhD.
  • (May 2013) New review/tutorial article on full-duplex wireless (November 2014).
  • (May 2013) Pedro Santacruz graduates with PhD.
  • Evan Everett is awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship.
  • (May 2012) Congrats ! Melissa Duarte, Chris Hunter and David Kao graduate with PhDs. Also Congrats to Melissa for Best ECE Dissertation Award and Chris for being the featured speaker on Corporate Affiliates Day (April 2012).
  • A team of our undergrads win the best demo prize in mHealthSys 2011. Their paper was a finalist for the best paper award.
  • Rice team finishes third in the worldwide Microsoft competition, using our open-source mobile spirometer.
  • (Fall 2010) Patrick Murphy defended his PhD. Patrick designed major pieces of WARP as part of his MS. For his PhD, he designed, implemented and experimentally studied the first real-time non-orthogonal amplify-and-forward and decode-and-forward cooperative system. See his PhD dissertation at the WARP website. Patrick plans to continue growing his startup, Mango Communications, which is a WARP spinoff.
  • Recent work featured in MIT Technology Review
  • PI, Large NSF NeTS award, joint with Princeton (M. Chiang and R. Calderbank) and OSU (N. Shroff)
  • Co-chairing ICC 2011, Wireless Communications Symposium
  • Vaneet Aggarwal awarded Jacobus Fellowship
  • Melissa Duarte wins Roberto Rocca Fellowship
  • David Kao awarded Edmund McAshan Dupree Fellowship
  • WARP story was carried by many news outlets, see the one in PC Magazine
  • WARP is charting a new direction, supported by NSF, TI and Xilinx

Education News

    (Fall 2016) Hello ELEC 432/534 - Mobile Bio-behavioral Sensing - an all new course on sensing foundations for next-generation healthcare and wellness.
  • (Spring 2016) Goodbye ELEC 419, the course is now retired and replaced with ELEC 432/534.
  • (Spring 2015) ELEC 419 will be offered again, with new format and material. See more information here
  • (Spring 2014) ELEC 695 is morphing into ELEC/CS 419:Innovation Lab for Mobile Health (starting Spring 2014). First run was super successful - see final project pitches at Scalable Health.
  • (Spring 2012, Spring 2013) A new course "ELEC 695: Innovations in Mobile Health."
  • "WARP for Cognitive Communications" - a hands-on one-day tutorial on May 3, 2011 at DySpan 2011
  • New Freshman Course - ELEC 101: Elements of Electrical Engineering
  • 10th WARP Workshop held on March 29-30 on Rice Campus, with 16 participants from Princeton, Drexel, Purdue, UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside, NASA, RWTH Aachen, Rice.