Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is co-founder of the non-profit startup,Open mHealth. Estrin’s Small Data Lab @ CornellTech develops new personal data APIs and applications for individuals to harvest the small data traces they generate daily.

Previously, Estrin was on the UCLA faculty where she was the Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), pioneering the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. Click on the links below for details.

Projects

Media/Press

Selected Presentations 

2014

  1. Distinguished Lecture, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech, Inaugural Mary Jean Harrold Memorial Lecture, November 20, 2014, Atlanta Georgia
  2. Invited Speaker, "Using small data to fuel, personalize, sustain and study incentives”, NYC Health Tech Food Forum, Invited Speaker, November 18, 2014, Hunter College, NYC
  3. TechVision Speaker Series, Thompson Reuters, October 23, 2014, NYC
  4. Invited speaker, BBC Future World Changing Ideas Summit, October 21, 2014, NYC
  5. Invited speaker, Grace Hopper Celebration for Women, October 10, 2014, Phoenix Arizona
  6. Invited lunch speaker, “Small data as a tool for health innovation”, July 21, 2014. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
  7. Distinguished Lecture, Mobile health: as a tool for personal and clinical management of chronic disease, June 23, 2014. University Waterloo, Canada
  8. Invited speaker, “Small, n=me, data”, Project MAC 50th Anniversary, May 29, 2014, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
  9. Invited speaker, “Small, n=me, data”, Institute of Medicine special meeting on Lake Nona, May 12, 2014, Washington DC
  10. Invited speaker, “Small, n=me, data”, Personal Genomics Conference, April 30, 2014, Cambridge, MA.
  11. Invited Speaker, “Small data”, Games 4 Change, April 23, 2014, NYU
  12. Keynote, NIH Workshop, Harnessing “small data” for personalized health promotion, Bethesda MD, April 3, 2014
  13. Keynote, Health Research Association annual meeting, Small data, Chicago Ill, April 1, 2014
  14. Distinguished Lecture, Brown University Computer Science Department, Small, n=me, data, March 13, 2014, Providence Rhode Island
  15. Invited panelist, “Nano Size me”, South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin TX, March 9, 2014
  16. Invited Guest, Privacy and Health, Brian Lehrer Show, March 4, 2014
  17. Invited speaker, Simon’s Rock, Hudson New York, Jan 31, 2014

2013

  1. Conference organizer and session leader, Mobile, Social, Cloud meets Medicine, Technion University, Haifa, Israel, December 17, 2013.
  2. Panel member, Big data and health, World International Summit on Health, Doha, Qatar, December 10, 2013.
  3. Keynote, NIPS, Lake Tahoe, NV, December 6, 2013.
  4. Invited seminar, WCMC Genomics Systems Bio Seminar, New York, NY, December 4, 2013.
  5. Invited seminar, WCMC Rogers Health Policy Colloquium, New York, NY, November 13, 2013.
  6. Invited speaker, AT Kearney Digital Business Forum, November 7, 2013.
  7. Keynote speaker, AAMC Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2013.
  8. Keynote speaker, Wireless Health Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 1, 2013.
  9. Panel member, New York City: A Data Science Mecca, Strata Conference, New York, NY, October 29, 2013.
  10. From Internet Architecture to Mobile Health, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, October 18, 2013.
  11. Seminar speaker, Two Sigma, New York, NY, October 3, 2013.
  12. Distinguished Lecture, Information Sciences, Univ Maryland, College Park, September 27, 2013.
  13. Panel member, Genomics and Quantified Health, New York Genome Center, New York, NY, September 20, 2013.
  14. NSF Distinguished Lecture, September 19, 2013.
  15. Invited Seminar, NYU Govlab, New York, NY, August 14, 2013.
  16. Keynote, Dagstuhl Workshop on A life shared, Dagstuhl, Germany, July 29, 2013.
  17. mHealth Zone Live Radio Show Invited Interview, July 11, 2013.
  18. Keynote, NSF Workshop on Smart and Connected Health, Washington, DC, June 4, 2013.
  19. Hong Kong University Distinguished Lecture, May 28, 2013.
  20. Panel member on mobile health at APS annual meeting. Washington, DC, May 24, 2013.
  21. Invited presentation to WCMC 4th year Medical students, New York, NY, May 16, 2013.
  22. Verisign Distinguished Lecture, Reston, Virginia, May 15, 2013.
  23. North Carolina Environmental Conference Center, Leveraging pervasive mobile technology for environmental and personal health, May 9, 2013.
  24. University Wisconsin, Madison, May 2, 2013.
  25. NYU Centre for Technology and Economic Development, New York, NY, April 23, 2013.
  26. TEDMED, Washington, DC, April 17, 2013.
  27. Transforming Health Care Through Mobile Platforms...for Patients, AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, February 2013.
  28. mHealth data streams, personal health portfolios, and privacy, NYU-ONC Privacy Workshop, NYU, February 8, 2013.
  29. Toward Mobile Behavioral Biomarkers, WCMC Board of Trustees, February 1, 2013.
  30. Mobile Health (mHealth): from smart phone[l1] apps and sensor streams to behavioral biomarkers, Weill Cornell Medical School (WCMC) Integrative Medicine Colloquium, January 2013.
  31. Mobile Health (mHealth): from smart phone apps and sensor streams to behavioral biomarkers, Cornell University, Information Sciences Department Seminar, January 2013.
  32. Mobile Health (mHealth): from smart phone apps and sensor streams to behavioral biomarkers, NIH OBSSR Webinar, January 2013.

Recent Conference Publications 

  1. F. Alquaddoomi, C. Ketcham, and D. Estrin. The Email Analysis Framework: Aiding the analysis of personal natural language texts. In Workshop on Linking The Quantified Self (LinkQS), Santiago, Chile, September 2014.
  2. Cheng-Kang Hsieh, Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit, Faisal Alquaddoomi, John Jenkins, Jinha Kang, Cameron Ketcham, Brent Longstaff, Joshua Selsky, Dallas Swendeman, Deborah Estrin, Nithya Ramanathan, “Lifestreams: a modular sense-making toolset for identifying important patterns from everyday life,” ACM Sensys, Nov 12-14, 2013, Rome, Italy.
  3. Hsieh, C.K., Falaki, H., Ramanthan, N., Tangmunarunkit, H., Estrin, D., “HotMobile 2012 Poster: Performance Evaluation of Android IPC for Continuous Sensing Applications,” ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, February 2013.
  4. Casillas, J., Doose-Peña, M., Alquaddoomi, F., Millán, R., Jacobson, A., Ganz, P., Estrin, D., “SMS to Promote Risk-Based Late Effect Screenings? A Technical Pilot for Young Adult Cancer Survivors,” In Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of Critical Mass, the Young Adult Cancer Alliance, Atlanta, GA, November 2012. C.K.[LR1]
  5. Hsieh, H. Falaki, N. Ramanthan, H. Tangmunarunkit, D. Estrin, “HotMobile 2012 Poster: Performance Evaluation of Android IPC for Continuous Sensing Applications,” ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, Feb 2013. Full paper can be found at CENS Technical Report #104. Apr 2012. (Poster)
  6. Z. Khalapyan, H. Tangmunarunkit, J. Selsky, E. Sakabu, R. Rocchio, D. Estrin, “Hybrid Approaches in Designing Cost Efficient and User Friendly Mobile Interface, Mobility and Web Behavior,” MobileHCI Workshop, Sep 2012. (Abstract only)
  7. Tangmunarunkit, H., Ramanathan, N., Falaki, H., Jenkins, J., Ketcham, C., Longstaff, B., Monibi, M., Ooms, J., Parameswaran, K., Selsky, J., Estrin, D., “Measures and Real-Time Feedback of Diet, Activity, and Stress Using GPS and Accelerometer Enabled Smartphones,” Oral Presentation, Medicine 2.0, Sep 2012.
  8. Jacqueline Casillas, MD, MSHS, Michelle Doose-Peña, MPH, Faisal Alquaddoomi, MS, Revecca Millán, BS, Amy Jacobson, RN, NP-BC, Patricia A. Ganz, MD, and Deborah Estrin, PhD, “SMS to Promote Risk-Based Late Effect Screenings? A Technical Pilot for Young Adult Cancer Survivors,” in Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of Critical Mass, the Young Adult Cancer Alliance, Atlanta, GA, November 2012.
  9. Nithya Ramanathan, Faisal Alquaddoomi, Hossein Falaki, Dony George, Cheng-Kang Hsieh, John Jenkins, Cameron Ketcham, Brent Longstaff, Jeroen Ooms, Joshua Selsky, Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit, Deborah Estrin, “ohmage: An open Mobile System for Activity and Experience Sampling,” (Demo) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, May 21-24, 2012.
  10. Kim, D., Han, K., Estrin, D., “Employing User Feedback for Semantic Location Services,” in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp’11), Beijing, China, September 2011.
  11. Falaki, H., Mahajan, R., Estrin, D. “SystemSens: A Tool for Monitoring Usage in Smartphone Research Deployments,” in Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Architecture (ACM MobiArch 2011), Washington, DC, June 28, 2011.

For a full list of publications, see Deborah's page at the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing.