IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity | Virtual – October 19-23, 2021

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NOTE: Schedule of speakers subject to change. Click on speaker names to view abstracts and bios.

GHTC 2014 Student Paper Contest  – Saturday October 11, 10:30am – 12:30 pm

October 11, 2014
Saturday
(San Jose Ballroom)
Student Paper Contest
Top 5 Student Papers Presentation

Chair: Ramesh Nair

Paper Title Author Names
Command Based Intensity Controller for Surgical Lights Keerthi Subu, Sahrudaya College, Kerala, India
Everybody Poops: Preliminary Design of Novel Sit Squat Toilet Rebeccca Byler, Georgia Institute of Technology
Exo Supportive Device For Individuals With Restricted Mobility Dmitry Klisch, Algonquin College of Arts and Science, Canada
Promoting Education: A Framework for Monitoring E-Learning Impact Raymond Harry, TUM, Germany
Postpartum Hemorrhage Treatment Using MNPs Aswin Raghav, Dheepashri, Divyalakshmi, SSN College of Engineering, India

 

GHTC 2014 Plenary Speakers Schedule

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Day & Room Session Time Title Speaker Name(s)
October 11, 2014
Saturday
(California Ballroom)
Opening Plenary
8:00am  – 10:00am Welcome Remarks Catherine B. Nelson, Conference Chair
Global Reach, Local Impact: IEEE and
Technology, Aiding Humanity
J. Roberto de Marca, 2014 IEEE President & CEO
From Humanitarian Engagement to Sustainable Impact Khanjan Mehta, Humanitarian Engineering, Penn State
Keynote: “Empathetic innovations for closing the social technological gap Anil K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Management and Honey Bee Network
October 12, 2014
Sunday
(California Ballroom)
Sunday Plenary 8:00am  – 10:00am  Morning Greeting Catherine B. Nelson, Conference Chair
Humanitarian Inc.? Exploring the Corporate Role in International Development Projects Luke Filose, Intel Corporate Social Responsibility, Education Service Corps
Keynote: “IT Innovations for Human Rights, Civic Engagement and Humanitarian Development  Camille Crittenden, CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society)
October 13, 2014
Monday
(California Ballroom)
Monday Plenary 8:00am  – 10:00am  Morning Greeting Catherine B. Nelson, Conference Chair
Keynote: “The Lifecycle of Innovations and Technologies for Empowering Women & Girls Worldwide Meg Wirth and Allyson Cote, Maternova
October 13, 2014
Monday
(California Ballroom)
Closing Plenary 4:00pm – 5:30pm From Crab Pots to Micro Chips: How Technology Has Been Applied To Humanitarian and Disaster Relief through the Last Century John McKnight, Salvation Army
 “How the View from Space Improves Life on Earth” Steve Hipskind, NASA
Closing Remarks Catherine B. Nelson, GHTC 2014 Chair
GHTC 2015 Joe Decuir, GHTC 2015 Chair

 

GHTC 2014 Invited Speakers Schedule – Monday October 13, 9-10 am

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Day & Room Track Time Title Speaker Name(s)
October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon K)
Energy TrackInvited Speakers

Track Chair:

Soon Wan

9:00am The Humanitarian Technology Sustainability Challenge  Ray Larsen, IEEE Community Service Initiatives
9:30am VOCTEC: A sustainable capacity building initiative for renewable energy technologies  Bülent Bicer, Arizona State University, College of Technology and Innovation
October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon M)
Health Track Invited Speakers

Track Chair:

Nick Massetti

9:00am Saving Lives by Improving Global Medicine Quality: Microfluidics meets Quality Control  Muhammad H. Zaman, Boston University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
9:30am Prototyping Appropriate Medical Technologies for Quality Community Health Services  Mario Aleman, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria and IEEE SIGHT Nicaragua
October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon A)
Disaster, Connectivity, and Communication Track

Invited Speakers

Track Chair:

Catherine Nelson

9:00am System Design in Disaster Response: Providing Clean Water and Restarting Communications Eric Rasmussen, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems and Singularity University
9:30am Grameen + Palantir = Data Driven Agriculture Laura Jacob, Palantir Technologies Inc. and IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)
October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon B)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities Track

Invited Speakers

Track Chair:

Joe Decuir

9:00am  Beyond the hackathon: accelerating open source projects toward sustainability. Lisha Sterling, Geeks Without Bounds
9:30am Making Crisis Legible: Opening Data across the Disaster Cycle  John Crowley, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon L)
Water and Agriculture Track

Invited Speakers

Track Chair:

Ed Perkins

9:00am Point of Care CD4 Testing for HIV/AIDS Patient Management: the BD FACSPresto™  Scott Bornheimer, Becton-Dickinson Biosciences
9:30am Smart Villages: Resilience, Gender and Decentralization  John Coonrod, The Hunger Project

 

GHTC 2014 Special Sessions C Schedule: Demo, Presentation, Panel or Workshop – Saturday October 12, 4-6 pm

See Workshops/Panels/Demos page for details.

Day & Room Track Session Time Paper ID Session Title Speaker Name(s)
October 11, 2014
Saturday
(Salon K)
Special Session (Session C1) C1-1 4:00pm – 5:30pm 319 DEMO

NASA Solutions using Satellites to Improve Environmental Management: Navigating Earth Science/Earth Observation Data and Information Resources

Sarah Hemmings*, NASA; Nancy Searby, NASA; Christine Lee, ; David Toll, NASA; Ana Prados,
C1-2 5:30pm – 6:00pm 284 DEMO

Autonomous Modular Multi-rotor Aerial Vehicle as First Responder

NiMA Asghari*, IKW, University of Osnabrück; Amin Abouee, Technical University of Munich; Seyed Jalal alddin Khademi Kolahbakhsh, TU Darmstadt
October 11, 2014
Saturday
(Salon M)
Special Session (Session C2) C2-1 4:00pm – 6:00pm 203 WORKSHOP

Frontiers of Humanitarian Engineering: Learning from Social Justice, Feminism, and Failure

Brent Jesiek*, Andrea Mazzurco, Julia Thompson, Purdue University; Jane Lehr, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo; Juan Lucena, Colorado School of Mines;
October 11, 2014
Saturday
(Salon A)
Special Session (Session C3) C3-1 4:00pm – 5:00pm 308 DEMO

WLAN Communication Prototype as a Contingency network for Natural Disasters

Andres Astudillo*, IEEE
C3-2 5:00pm – 6:00pm 267 DEMO

Communicating in Disasters: A Ten-Year Experience with Interactive Demo by HumaniNet

Gregg Swanson*, HumaniNet
October 11, 2014
Saturday
(Salon B)
Special Session (Session C4) C4-1 4:00pm – 6:00pm WORKSHOP

EPICS in IEEE

Nicholas J. Kirsch, University of New Hampshire
October 11, 2014
Saturday
(Salon L)
Special Session (Session C5) C5 4:00pm – 6:00pm

X-TRACK Session

See X-track Schedule

 

GHTC 2014 Special Sessions F Schedule: Demo, Presentation, Panel or Workshop – Sunday October 12, 4-6 pm

See Workshops/Panels/Demos page for details.

Day & Room Track Session Time Paper ID Session Title Speaker Name(s)
October 12, 2014
Sunday
(Salon K)
Special Session (Session F1) F1-1 4:00pm – 6:00pm 293

PANEL

Human Trafficking: Research Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities for
Innovation

Nicole Bryan*, Montclair State University; Rane Johnson, Microsoft Research; Sasha Poucki, ; Sue McIntyre, ; Mary Leary,
October 12, 2014
Sunday
(Salon M)
Special Session
(Session F2)
F2-1 4:00pm – 5:00pm 296

PANEL

Using Technology to Bring Biomedical Innovations to Emerging Markets

Jitendra Mudhol, CollaMeta; Terry Mandel*, BioMedLink; Kevin Montgomery, Collaborate.org; Dan Desmond, SIMI Group
F2-2 5:00pm – 6:00pm OPEN
October 12, 2014
Sunday
(Salon A)
Special Session
(Session F3)
F3-1 4:00pm – 5:00pm 253 DEMO

Changing How Technology & Information Is Used During Humanitarian Challenges

Mark Parker*, Smart Selling International
F3-2 5:00pm – 6:00pm 374

DEMO

Mobile Training Toolkit (MTT): A Comprehensive and Sustainable Capacity Building Approach for Solar PV Energy Technologies

Bülent Bicer*, Arizona State University
October 12, 2014
Sunday
(Salon B)
Special Session
(Session F4)
F4-1 4:00pm – 5:30pm 17

DEMO

New Zealand Red Cross “Succinct Data” Communication System

Matthew Lloyd*, New Zealand Red Cross
F4-2 5:30pm – 6:00pm 254 Collaborate.org – A Worldwide Collaboration and Geospatial Infrastructure Kevin Montgomery*, Collaborate.org
October 12, 2014
Sunday
(Salon L)
Special Session (Session F5) F5 4:00pm – 6:00pm X-TRACK Session See X-track Schedule

 

GHTC 2014 X-Track Sessions Schedule

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Day & Room Track Session Time Paper ID Session Title Speaker Name(s)

 

October 11, 2014
Saturday
(Salon L)
X-Track Special Session
(Session C5)
C5-1 4:00pm – 4:30pm Representation Technologies Tapan Parikh, UC Berkeley
C5-2 4:30pm – 5:00pm Inculcating Mass Awareness on Environmental Issues Ravindra Joshi, IEEE Delhi Section HTC
C5-3 5:00pm – 5:30pm Role of Rural Microgrids in Alleviating Energy Poverty Vineeth Vijayaraghavan, Solarillion Foundation
C5-4 6:30pm – 6:00pm Emergent Response: How humanitarian organizations and grassroots networks can collaborate on disasters response and recovery work Devin Balkind, Sarapis

 

October 12, 2014
Sunday
(Salon L)

X-Track

Special Session
(Session F5)

F5-1 4:00pm – 4:30pm Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenges Raj Madhavan, UMD and IEEE SIGHT, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
F5-2 4:30pm – 6:00pm Workshop: Micro-grid: Examples and Discussion Moderator: Nathan Johnson, Polytechnic School, Arizona State University

 

October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon A)
X-Track
(Session G3)
G3-1 10:30am – 11:30am Workshop: Safety and Security for Healthcare Workers in West Africa Facilitator: Eric Rasmussen
G3-3 11:30am – 12:00pm  – X-Track – Open Session
G3-4 12:00am – 12:30pm  – X-Track – Open Session
October 13, 2014
Monday
(Salon L)
X-Track
(Session G5)
G5-1 10:30am – 11:00am 262 Human-centric Health: Empowering People with 24/7 Personalized Monitoring Yasunori Kimura*, Ajay Chander, Surya Josyula, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
G5-2 11:00am – 11:30pm X-Track – Open Session Open
G5-3 11:30am – 12:00pm X-Track – Open Session Open
G5-2 11:30am – 12:30pm X-Track – Open Session Open

10/06/2014