CATS Seminar "Control, Imaging and Sensing Opportunities in Healthcare Systems," to be held October 5

The Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) is pleased to present a seminar by Dr. Lalit Mestha, Principal Scientist, Xerox Reserach Center in Webster, NY, entitled: "Control, Imaging and Sensing Opportunities in Healthcare Systems," to be held in JEC 3117 on Friday, October 5 at 1:00pm.  Everyone is welcome!!

Xerox is now the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management, offering global services from claims reimbursement and automated toll transaction to customer care centers, HR benefits management and healthcare services. In addition to digital printing systems, the new Xerox is dedicated to innovation in transportation, healthcare, finance, and Information Technology services. In this presentation we will provide an overview of programs, avenues for industry-university-government collaborations and highlight some opportunities in specific areas that the controls audience can co-innovate & research. We will briefly review the sensing and signal extraction opportunities where control approaches can offer higher accuracy. What sensing approaches do we use to create real star trek tricorder-like solutions using visible, infrared (single/multi/hyper spectral) systems with advanced modeling and processing algorithms for healthcare management? Examples of sensing include vital signs, blood contents, oxygen, cardiac arrhythmias, apnea, cancer etc.

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Lalit K. Mestha is a Principal Scientist and a Project Leader at Xerox Research Center Webster. Received PhD from the University of Bath, England in 1985 and BE in 1982, from the University of Mysore, India, all in EE. He is a certified Black Belt and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Has 132 US patents (with 88 pending), a total of 270+ publications (including journals and patent applications). He has led variety of research projects on sensing and imaging systems from small to extremely large scale. Numerous, estimation, controls, imaging and sensing algorithms & technologies developed by LK are deployed in variety of optical systems (high energy particle accelerators around the world; Fermilab, KEK, CERN) and in imaging and sensing products (iGen3, iGen4, iGen4 220, Xerox Color 800 / 1000, DocuColor 5000 / 7002 / 8002 / 8000, Xerox 770, 700i, MatchAssure, CiPress, iGen 150 etc). Recent experience includes image capture, spectral analysis (multi-spectral and hyper-spectral) in visible, near infrared (NIR), short-wave infrared (SWIR), mid-wave infrared (MWIR), thermal, on transportation and healthcare systems. He is an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and a recipient of two Anne Mulcahy Inventor Awards and IEEE Control System Technology Award. Published a book “Control of color imaging systems”, & a book chapter in “The Control Handbook, Second Edition (three volume set)”. Prior to joining Xerox, Mestha was at the SSC Laboratory in Dallas.