Diane Cook, Ph.D., is a Regents Professor and a Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. Dr. Cook has a background in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics and smart environments, and she heads the CASAS smart home project at WSU. The Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS) was created in response to the interest in the development of smart environments to assist with valuable functions, such as remote health monitoring and intervention.
The need for such technology is underscored by an aging population, the cost of health care and the importance many people place on remaining independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Her work studying how older adults live was featured in a 2017 article in the Smithsonian. Diane is part of an exciting lineup of this Washington-innovators-only event designed to inspire you and provide the opportunity to learn from those within and beyond the hospital walls. To learn more about this year’s event and to register, please click here. (Ashley Beil)