Edward Jay Wang
Ubiquitous Computing Researcher
My name is Edward and I recently joined the faculty of UCSD’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department as an Assistant Professor. I am actively recruiting students in domains of ECE/CSE/BioE interested in applying novel sensing techniques towards healthcare applications!
My research focuses on developing new sensing techniques for monitoring a person's health more continuously, conveniently, and cheaply with a goal of ultimately bringing clinical sensing out of the clinic. I am actively creating new solutions in health monitoring with my expertise in mobile and embedded system prototyping, signal processing, machine learning, and a strong command of medical knowledge. During my PhD, I've transformed smartphones into medical devices without any hardware add-ons to screen for anemia and measure blood pressure; developed novel wearable devices that continuously track blood pressure and user context; and explored new ways to charge wearable devices right through the body. The next generation of medical sensing needs to leave the confines of labs and clinics to be truly usable by everyone. This has to start at even the earliest prototypes, something I strive for in all of my work. Towards this goal, I have tested technologies in patient rooms, performed in-the-wild studies where users take our prototypes home, and even partnered with various NGOs to perform true user testing in places like the Peruvian jungle.
Travel Schedule / NEWS
4/22/2019 - UC San Diego ECE and Design Lab Invited Talk
3/26/2019 - Cornell University ECE and IS Invited Talk
3/25/2019 - Cornell Tech Invited Talk
3/18/2019 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology EECS Invited Talk
3/13/2019 - University of Chicago CS Invited Talk
10/2018 - UbiComp/ISWC Conference, Singapore, Singapore (Presented CASPER | Received Distinguished Paper Award for Glabella | Finalist for Gaetano Boriello Outstanding Student Award)
09/2018 - Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany (Young Researcher Attendee)