Blockchain use cases in healthcare
December 28, 2018

EEE Austin EMBS & Computer and ComSoc & SP Joint chapters offer a couple of Special Events on Healthcare and Technology:

> October 25 Medical device/wearable an security and

> October 29 Special Health Forum on “Blockchain use cases in healthcare”

 Both events are FREE


IF you have not yet registered, then please follow the next few steps:


(1) October 25, 2018, 6-8pm, AT&T Labs

Topic: Security Solutions for the Internet of Medical Things

By: Heena Rathore, Ph.D., Data Scientist and Program Manager at Hiller Measurements.


PLEASE RSVP – (is required to access the AT&T building)




Intelligent healthcare has gained importance in the recent past since it allows continuous, remote monitoring of patients away from hospitals and doctors.

With advances in technology, doctors now can improve the quality of medical service for their patients through a surgical methodology that includes implantable embedded medical devices. Addition of connectivity to such devices is the key enabling technology. Devices are now connected to each other and to the world wide web (internet), which leads to the use of the term Internet of Medical Things.

To enable this, medical devices now have WiFi/Cellular chips on them so that they can talk to each other, in addition to the traditional roles of sensing and actuating. However, on the other end, the addition of connectivity and computing platform now makes these devices more prone to hacking.

This talk focuses on how deep learning techniques can be utilized to make these devices secure. This talk covers different problems of security such as authentication, classification on implantable medical devices such as insulin pump implants, deep brain stimulators, and cardiac defibrillator and proposes efficient techniques, such as multi-layer perceptron neural networks, recurrent neural networks, etc. to overcome these problems.



 Heena Rathore is a Data Scientist and Program Manager at Hiller Measurements. She was a post-doctorate researcher for US-Qatar Joint Collaborative Project between Temple University, USA, University of Idaho, USA and Qatar University. Also, she was a visiting scholar for Wichita State University. She received her Ph.D. (with distinction) in Computer Science and Engineering Department while she was a Tata Consultancy Services Research Scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology, India. She received her bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering from College of Technology and Engineering in 2010 with Honors. She has also worked professionally as Design Executive with Phosphate India Private Limited and academically as Guest/Assistant Professor with the University of Texas, Austin and SS College of Engineering, India respectively.

Free F&B

For any details, please email F.Behmann@IEEE.org

Chair, IEEE EMBS & Computer Austin and ComSoc & SP Joint Chapters