Advancing Wellbeing Seminar Series: Samir Chatterjee

November 17, 2015


MIT Media Lab, E14-633


The world’s population is aging. While people are living longer, they are also suffering from many chronic diseases. Obesity, diabetes, and congestive heart failure to name a few are becoming common throughout the world in older adult populations. In particular, heart failure is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US. Professor Chatterjee’s lab is actively engaged in designing remote monitoring technologies that can assist such patients to live healthy and age in place with technology support. His team has developed several persuasive technologies deploying Internet-of-Things architecture to modify human behavior that are impacting peoples’ lives. He is currently exploring new approaches and solutions to wellbeing. In this talk he will describe design challenges and innovative solutions, and share preliminary results from a heart failure trial being conducted at Loma Linda Hospital.


Dr. Samir Chatterjee is a professor and Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology, Management, and Design at Claremont Graduate University. He has published over 115 peer-reviewed articles in information systems and computer science area. He serves on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly, Journal of AIS, Health Systems, and guest-edited many special issues in numerous other journals. He is the author of the best-selling book Design Research in Information Systems and is the founding father of the DESRIST International conference focusing on the science of design. He regularly serves as chair or member of the technical program committee on numerous IEEE, ACM, and AIS conferences. His research has been funded by NSF, MDTRC, NIH, Georgia Research Council, Loma Linda Hospital, Northrop Grumman, and The California Endowment. He is founder and president of DCL Health, a wireless healthcare startup.

Host/Chair: Agnis Stibe

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