2015 MD2K Annual Meeting

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The 2nd Annual MD2K All Hands Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus.  The MD2K Annual Meeting is the only annual event where all MD2K team members are required to attend in person.  Attendees will include MD2K team members, Center staff, NIH/NSF officials, other BD2K team members, and University of Memphis officials.  The goals of the annual meeting are to interact face-to-face with other team members, share and learn the progress made so far, review/revise the policies and procedures of the Center, and chart the direction for the future of MD2K.  Specifically, we will look to

♦ reflect on the lessons learned in Year 1

♦ review operational procedures and policies for the center

♦ create the milestones for success moving forward

♦ explore collaborative synergies within the BD2K consortium and industry

♦ identify MD2K’s place in the precision medicine initiative

♦ solidify the benchmarks that will be used to track progress throughout this project period.

This year’s annual meeting will feature a public portion on the agenda.  The Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-To-Knowledge (MD2K), in conjunction with the FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis, will host a speaking session on September 15, 2015 featuring the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Dr. Phil Bourne, the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS), and Dr. William Riley, Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).  Dr. Bourne and Dr. Riley will address an audience of Mid-South area biomedical researchers and thought leaders on the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and Precision Medicine initiatives.  MD2K will also have a public poster exhibition to showcase the research completed so far in the Center’s existence.

The Annual meeting will have a similar format to last year’s kick-off meeting including: the MD2K business meeting, breakout sessions dedicated to individual Thrust work, and Team Science building activities.  A Student Networking Day will be held for all doctoral students and post-docs the day prior to the official kick-off of the business meeting.


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Please note: All sessions are private with the exception of those scheduled for 3:30-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, as noted below.

Monday, September 14, 2015 MD2K Networking Day (no public events)

9:30 – 10:30


Brunch, University of Memphis Holiday Inn

10:30 – 10:50


Bus Transport to Summer Activities Center

11:00 – 2:00


Recreational Games/Team Building/Networking

2:00 – 2:20


Bus Transport to Beale Street Landing

2:30 – 4:00


Sightseeing Cruise on the Island Queen Riverboat

4:10 – 4:30


Bus Transport back to Holiday Inn

MD2K Team Dinner



Bus Transport from Holiday Inn to MD2K Dinner (all team members)

7:00 – 10:00


MD2K Dinner for all attendees and their families (Host: Santosh & Smriti)



Bus Transport from Dinner back to Holiday Inn

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7:00 – 8:00


Breakfast, University of Memphis Holiday Inn

8:30 – 8:45


Welcome from Center Director, NIH, Team Introductions - Santosh Kumar

8:45 – 9:00


Introduction to Data Science Research Core – Jim Rehg

9:00 – 9:20


Sensor Platform Discussion and Review – Emre Ertin

9:20 – 9:40


Data Science Research Thrust 1 –Deepak Ganesan

9:40 – 10:00


Data Science Research Thrust 2 – Jim Rehg

10:00 – 10:20


Data Science Research Thrust 3 – Mani Srivastava

10:20 - 10:30



10:30 - 11:00


Software Development and Sharing - Tim Hnat

11:00 - 11:20


Data Science Research Thrust 4 CHF – William Abraham

11:20 - 11:40


Data Science Research Thrust 4 SC – Bonnie Spring

11:40 - 12:00


DSR Conclusion - Jim Rehg

12:00 – 1:00


Lunch, FedEx Institute of Technology MD2K Poster & Demo Session

1:00 - 2:00


Concurrent breakout sessions:

  • Predictive Analytics & Knowledge Discovery - Jim Rehg
  • Impact of Emerging Sensing Modalities (e.g., Eyeglasses, EasySense) on MD2K Computing (software) Platforms - Mani Srivastava

1:00 - 1:30*


Concurrent session - NIH and MD2K Executive Committee*

1:30 – 2:00*


(*optional*) Building Tour and Center Facilities for NIH - Joe Biggers

2:00 – 2:30


Training Core Discussion and Review - Vivek Shetty

2:30 - 2:50


Consortium Core Discussion and Review - Ida Sim

2:50 – 3:20


Feedback from NIH (Dr. Bourne and larger NIH Team)

3:20 – 3:30


Break and transition to The Zone for speaking engagement

3:30 – 4:00


The BD2K Initiative – Dr. Phil Bourne, Associate Director of Data Science (*public event*)

4:00 – 4:30


The Precision Medicine Initiative – Dr. William Riley, Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (*public event*)

4:30 - 5:15


MD2K Public Poster and Demo Exhibition (*public event*)

5:30 – 7:00


Reception hosted by University of Memphis President M. David Rudd (*private event*)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

7:00 – 8:00


Breakfast, University of Memphis Holiday Inn

8:30 – 8:45


MD2K Process & Lessons from MD2K Year 1 (Retrospective and prospective) - MD2K group discussion

8:45 – 9:05


Administration Core Discussion and Review - Santosh Kumar

9:05 – 10:35


Interdisciplinary collaborative experiences and lessons learned - MD2K group discussion

10:35 – 10:45



10:45 - 11:30


Data Sharing and Authorships

11:30 – 12:30


Concurrent breakout session – Validation of mHealth Markers and Predictors (Lab, Field)

11:30 – 12:00


Concurrent session – Debriefing with Executive Committee & NIH

12:00 – 12:30


Concurrent session – Director Debriefing with Executive Advisory Board

12:30 – 1:30


Lunch, FedEx Institute of Technology



 MD2K Challenge

1:50 – 3:00


MD2K Overall Vision, Goals, and Action Items for Year 2 - Santosh Kumar


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MD2K Team (Investigators):

Santosh Kumar – Director, MD2K Center of Excellence; Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Jim Rehg – Deputy Director of MD2K; Director of the Center for Behavioral Imaging, Georgia Tech

Gregory Abowd – Regents’ and Distinguished Professor at Georgia Tech

William Abraham – Lead for MD2K Congestive Heart Failure Application, Chair of Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Deputy Director of Davis Heart and Lung Institute, Ohio State University

Mustafa al’Absi – Max & Mary La Due Pickworth Chair of Behavioral Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Simona Carini – Computer Science, University of California, San Francisco & Open mHealth

Tyson Condie - Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

David E. Conroy – Preventive Medicine, Penn State University

Duen Horng (Polo) Chau – School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Emre Ertin – Sensor Platform Technologist of MD2K

Deepak Ganesan – Lead for MD2K Sensor-to-Information; Associate Professor, UMass Amherst

David Haddad – Executive Director, Open mHealth

Karen Hovsepian, Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Troy University

Tim Hnat – Chief Software Architect of MD2K

Cho Lam, – Senior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Rice University

Benjamin Marlin – Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Clay Marsh  – Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences, West Virginia University

Kevin Moran – Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University

Susan Murphy  – H. E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Member of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IoM)

Inbal Nahum-Shani – Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Kevin Patrick – Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, Uniersity of California, San Diego

Frederick Raab – Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, University of California, San Diego

Vivek Shetty – Lead for MD2K Training Core; Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Research & Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA

Ida Sim – Lead for MD2K Consortium Core; Co-founder of Open mHealth; Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Bonnie Spring – Lead for MD2K Smoking Cessation Application; Director, Center for Behavior & Health, Northwestern University

Mani Srivastava – Lead for MD2K Computing Platforms; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UCLA

David Wetter  – Elma W. Schneider Chair of Psychology, Rice University

MD2K Team (Students and Postdocs):

Roy Adams – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nasir Ali – Post-Doc, University of Memphis

Moustafa Alzantot – University of California, Los Angeles

Rummana Bari – University of Memphis

Siddhath Baskar – The Ohio State University

Audrey Boruvka – Post-Doc, University of Michigan

Soujanya Chatterjee – University of Memphis

Shang-Tse Chen – Georgia Institute of Technology

Walter Dempsey – University of Michigan

Ju Gao – The Ohio State University

Winnie Hamilton – Baylor College of Medicine

Bo-Jhang Ho – University of California, Los Angeles

Monowar Hossain – MD2K Mobile Software Engineer

Matteo Interlandi – Post-Doc, University of California, Los Angeles

Keito Kawabata – Rice University

Andrine Lemieux – University of Minnesota

Peng Liao – University of Michigan

Liang Li – Rice University

Addison Mayberry – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Motohiro Nakajima – University of Minnesota

Peter Polack – Georgia Institute of Technology

Mahbubur Rahman – University of Memphis

Nazir Saleheen – University of Memphis

Hillol Sarker – University of Memphis

Chenguang Shen  – University of California, Los Angeles

Edison Thomaz – Georgia Institute of Technology

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Officials:

Phil Bourne, NIH – Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS)

William Riley, NIH – Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

DrRichard Conroy, NIH – Chief Program Officer for MD2K; Director of the Division of Applied Science and Technology (DAST) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Mary Rodgers, NIH – Science Officer for MD2K; Advisor for the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

University of Memphis:

DrM. David Rudd – President, University of Memphis

DrKaren Weddle-West – Provost, University of Memphis

DrAndy Meyers  – Vice President, Research

DrThomas Nenon – Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

DrLisa Klesges – Dean, School of Public Health

DrJasbir Dhaliwal – Chief Innovation Officer, University of Memphis

Deborah Hernandez – Director of Research Development

MD2K Executive Advisory Board:

DrEric Fain, St. Jude Medical – Group President of St. Jude Medical





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