ECE seminar: Internet of bio-nano things for healthcare applications

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Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Engineering, College of # 3145 | Map
Category: Seminar

Speaker: Bige Deniz Unluturk


Today, thanks to synthetic biology, we can engineer living cells as biosensor devices and thanks to MEMS & nanotechnology, we can manufacture nanoscale electronic sensor and actuator devices. When these devices attempt to communicate with RF antennas, antennas become too large compared to the size of these devices which are also suffering from limited power and processing resources. Also, the poor propagation of RF in the body environment makes existing communication techniques unfeasible. Molecular communication emerges as a solution to establish communication with natural and man-made biological and electronic devices at the nanoscale, and when complemented with existing wireless communications technologies it will enable a network of these devices, called the Internet of Bio-NanoThings (IoBNT). In this talk, we explore the basic concepts of IoBNT and its healthcare applications and study challenges and opportunities. The applications include early detection of infections and microbiome-gut-brain-axis communication.

This is co-organized with IEEE SE Michigan women in engineering.

Brief biography

Prof. Bige Deniz Unluturk is an assistant professor in both Department of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State University since Fall 2021. Between August 2020 - August 2021, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Chris Contag's Lab at the Institute of Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, MSU. Before joining MSU, she received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in August 2020, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz. In 2013, she received her M.Sc. degree from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. In 2011, she graduated from Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research is in the areas of wireless communication and networking, more specifically Molecular Communications and Internet of Bio-NanoThings, and their applications to healthcare. Her research is supported by NSF CDS&E.

In-person or virtual

In-Person: Room 3145, Engineering Building

Also available online: Zoom link

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Xingyu Zhou


October 2022