Tensymp 2020


Khan A Wahid, PhD

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Short Bio:

Khan A. Wahid (S’02–GS’05–M’07–SM’13) received his BSc degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2000. He received his M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) from the University of Calgary. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. He has coauthored three book chapters and over 200 peer-reviewed journal and international conference papers in the field of Health informatics, wireless capsule endoscopy, wearable health monitoring, smart-health, internet-of-things and smart-city. He has three patents. His research on capsule endoscopy was featured in local and Canadian national media (CBC, CTV and Global). His work attracted funding from major Canadian and international agencies (NSERC, CFI, WED Canada, Grand Challenges, Government of Saskatchewan). Dr Wahid has been serving on multidisciplinary review panel of several national funding programs including NSERC Discovery, I2I, New Frontiers in Research Fund, and MITACS. He has served on the technical program and advisory committee of numerous IEEE sponsored international conferences. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan. Along with the Award of Innovation in 2016 for his patent, Dr Wahid received several prestigious awards. His doctoral research won the Most Distinguished Killam Scholarship and the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2006.


IoT in COVID-19 Post-pandemic Life.


In the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic, the life will be quite different for most people. We can take the advantage of modern technology to keep us safe in a post-crisis era. The short talk sheds some light on how Internet-of-things (IoT) can be useful in this regard. It presents a complete framework including the hardware system and software tools to achieve personal health monitoring, maintain physical distancing, and manage localized zone-based public activity. A lab prototype will be shown at the end. The project work in ongoing in collaboration with Canadian cities and telecom service provider.