IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Santa Clara University, USA / September 8-11, 2022

Program 2022

 

Program Overview [Preliminary – Subject to Change]

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Thursday, September 8th, 2022


12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Workshop:

Machine Learning for Social Good

 

Workshop:

Building Wireless Sensing Systems

(Organized by Infineon Technologies)
Workshop:

GHTC and IEEE Consulting Network Synergies

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Students Prepare for “Student Poster Competition”
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
2302, SCDI

Student Poster Competition

(Chair: Mostafa Mortezaei, Educational Activities Chair, Region 6)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Special Session:

Diversity in the Workplace: Retaining Early Career Women and Minority Engineers

(Moderator: Dr. Kim Parnell (IEEE-CNSV Board Member) [Open to public, register here]

 

 

 


Friday, September 9th, 2022


8:45 AM – 9:00 AM 
1302 and 1308 in SCDI

Opening Remarks

(Dr. Behnam Dezfouli and Dr. Elizabeth Belding)


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
 
Keynote:

Connecting the Unconnected

(Dr. Kurtis Heimrel, University of Washington)
9:35 AM – 10:05 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Keynote:

Technology’s True Promise Lies in the Good we can Do

(Janice Zdankus, Vice President of Quality, Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
 
Plenary:

Advancing Frontiers of Sustainable Innovations through a Global Network of Technologists

(Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, Global Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee)
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM: Break

Technical Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Each paper:
20 minutes (presentation)
+
4  minutes (Q&A)
Session 1: Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development
Session 2: Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
Session 3: Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
Session 4: Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Session 5: Technologies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (SDG5)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 
Ground Floor, SCDI

 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Panel Discussion:

Quality Education Online and the Way Forward

(Moderator: Patrick Kane, Infienon Technologies)
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM: Break
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Plenary:

One Week Wonder – Emergency PPE Delivery via A Global Humanitarian Collaboration of Makers

(Kelly Yamanishi and Eric Hess, Maker Nexus, a nonprofit Makerspace in Sunnyvale, CA, USA)
2:30 PM – 2:35 PM: Break
2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Plenary:

Introducing the West Coast MOVE Truck

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Leavy Center Lot Parking
Demo:

Demonstration of the MOVE Vehicle in SCU Campus

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM: Break

Technical Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

3:20 PM – 5:00 PM
Each paper:
20 minutes (presentation)
+
4  minutes (Q&A)
Session 1: Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development
Session 2: Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
Session 3: Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
Session 4: Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
Session 5: Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Special Session:

Communications, Computing, and Power during Disaster Response

(Moderator: David Snyder, IEEE-CNSV Board Member) [Open to public, register here]

 

 


Saturday, September 10th, 2022


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
 
Keynote:

To Care, and How We Get There

(Dr. Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech)
9:35 AM – 10:05 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Keynote:

IT for Sustainability

(Dejan Milojicic, HPE)
     –
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Plenary:

Revolutionizing the Retail Informal Sector in Africa: Use Case of the Smart Kibanda Project

(Kithinji Muriungi; Chris Murimi, Moi University Nairobi, Kenya)
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM: Break

Technical Sessions

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 1: Quality Education (SDG4)
 
Session 2: Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
 
Session 3: Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
 
Session 4: Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
 
Session 5: Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Ground Floor, SCDI

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Plenary:

Introduction to EPICS in IEEE

(Dr. Stephanie Gillespie, EPICS in IEEE Committee Chair)
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Panel Discussion:

Advancing DEI in Journalism with Tech: Opportunities and Guardrails

(Moderator: Subbu Vincent. Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, SCU)
2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Plenary:

Minimizing the Ecological Footprint using Machine Learning

(Dr. Vishnu S. Pendyala, San Jose State University)
3:05 PM – 3:20 PM: Break

Technical Sessions

3:20 PM – 5:00 PM
Session 1: Quality Education (SDG4)
 
Session 2: Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
 
Session 3: Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
 
Session 4: Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Locatelli Building

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Banquet Ceremony

 

 

 


Sunday, September 11th, 2022


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
 
Keynote:

Does Gender Impact Startup Funding Success? A Data-Driven Perspective

(Dr. Maya Ackerman, Santa Clara University)
9:35 AM – 10:05 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
 
Keynote:

How the Internet Improves Humanity

(Dr. Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University, USA)
10:10 AM – 10:50 AM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Panel Discussion:

Web3 and Human Rights

(Moderator: Michael Kleinman, Director, Silicon Valley Initiative, Amnesty / AIUSA)
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM: Break

Technical Sessions

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 1: Quality Education (SDG4)
 
Session 2: Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
 
Session 3: Technologies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (SDG5)
 
Session 4: Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Ground Floor of SCDI Building

 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Panel:

HAC Capacity Building Panel

(Moderator: Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, Global Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI
Plenary:

Clean energy solutions replacing portable fossil fuel generators: Technology and lessons from Ukraine and Hurricane Ida

(Paul Shmotolokha, New Use Energy)
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Closing Remarks and GHTC 2023 Preview

(Dr. Behnam Dezfouli / Dr. Elizabeth Belding, Dr. Pritpal Singh)
2:50 PM – 3:10 PM: Break

Technical Sessions

3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Session 1: Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6)
 
Session 2: Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
 
Session 3: Technology Impacts on Societal Evolution
 
Session 4: Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1302 and 1308 in SCDI

IEEE CS SCV Chapter Presentations (co-located event)

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