Prof. Dusit Niyato
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Speech Title: Business Transformation with Blockchain
Abstract: This talk focuses on
Bibliography: Dusit Niyato is currently a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received B.E. from King
Prof. Zahra Moussavi
Speech Title: Application of Engineering into Alzheimer’s Disease Management: Diagnosis and non-Medication Treatments
Abstract: Memory and cognitive declines are associated with normal brain aging but are also precursors to dementia, in particular the so called the pandemic of the century, Alzheimer’s disease. While currently there is no cure or “vaccine” against dementia, based on brain’s plasticity, there are hopes to delay the onset or to slow the progression of disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is multi-facet condition; thus, the key to its management is in a multi-disciplinary approach. In this talk, I will review diagnostic objective methods and non-medication treatments. In particular, I will elaborate on the application and research outcomes of virtual reality for its diagnosis, and three different treatment modalities (rTMS, tACS and cognitive exercises) on Alzheimer’s management.
Bibliography: Zahra Moussavi is a professor, a Canada Research Chair, and the founder and director of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at University of Manitoba. Her current research focuses are on medical devices instrumentation and signal analysis for sleep apnea management and Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment using virtual reality, rTMS and EVestG technologies. She is the recipient of several awards including the “Canada’s Most Powerful Women (Top 100)” and “Manitoba Distinguished Women” in 2014 and IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer, 2014 and 2019. She has published more than 259 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences, and has given 94 invited talks/seminars including 2 Tedx Talks and 9 keynote speaker seminars at national and international conferences. Aside from academic work, on her spare time, she writes science articles for public; also has developed and offered memory fitness programs for aging population.