Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: ACM | ACM SIGMOBILE | American Medical Informatics Association | IEEE
Tian Hao is a computer scientist who is passionate about delivering innovations in Smart and Connected Health. Working with a multidisciplinary team at IBM Research, he leads the technical development of Cognitive IoT Systems for Healthcare that harness innovative sensing technologies and advanced analytics to understand physical/mental health at a level of granularity that was not possible before, which in turn enables automatic assessment, prediction, and personalized intervention. His current projects aim to solve challenges in managing stress and chronic disease.
The results of his research have been published and presented in leading conferences in both Mobile Computing (MobiSys, SenSys, UbiComp) and Health Informatics (MedInfo, AMIA). He is also passionate about bringing innovations to life through award-winning prototyping (MobiCom Best App Award in 2013 and 2014). He has been invited to serve in various scientific communities, including member of organizing committee (UbiComp’18), TPC member (CHASE’18), and grand proposal review panel for National Science Foundation (NSF).
Tian holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University, during which he was best-known for his early works on color barcode streaming technology (COBRA) that enables effortless and secure data exchange between smartphones and other screens, and the first sound-based smartphone system (iSleep) that offers contact-free sleep status and snoring tracking, which he later tailored and transferred to the industry through a startup company he co-founded.
In his spare time, he enjoys watching a good MMA match, and is often seen punching bags at a UFC gym.