IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Shabir Ahmad, Research Professor, Gachon University, South Korea

Title: A Research Perspective on Improving Healthcare leveraging Metaverse using Vision AI and Optimization

Summary: Catastrophic situations such as COVID-19 and alike demand minimal commute and low social interaction among people to combat the spreading of the virus. Human health, though being the most precious thing, must suffer the most due to social contact. POST-COVID-19, the demand for providing healthcare services on their premises has been on the rise and different attempts for remote health monitoring were suggested as a response. The Metaverse, a term used to describe a virtual shared space where people can interact and engage with each other and digital objects, has the potential to impact digital health in a massive way. One potential benefit is that it could provide new opportunities for remote healthcare and telemedicine, allowing patients to receive care and consult with doctors in virtual environments. Additionally, the metaverse could also provide new ways for people to engage in physical and mental therapy and rehabilitation, by providing immersive and interactive virtual experiences. Additionally, it could also be used as a platform for research and data collection, such as collecting information on how people interact with virtual environments and how it affects their health.

This talk discusses the possibilities of leveraging AI and computer vision technology aiming to improve healthcare by utilizing a metaverse environment using core technologies such as VR, XR, IoT and Blockchain, to name a few. Since in healthcare, Quality of Service (QoS) is crucial to provide accurate services, we explore deep learning technologies to leverage 3D image construction and enhancement. We will also discuss the optimisation mechanisms and lightweight ML for content delivery over the network to optimise bandwidth and support real-time services.

Biography: Shabir Ahmad received his PhD degree from the Department of Computer Engineering, Jeju National University, Republic of Korea in 2020. He received his MS in Computer Software Engineering from the National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2013. He did his BS in Computer System Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan and has served the same university as a faculty member of the Software Engineering Department. Currently, he is a research professor with the Department of IT Convergence Engineering, at Gachon University. He has authored more than 70 SCI(E) journal papers and received several awards for outstanding research in academia. He earned a grant of 210,000 USD approximately in March 2021 to investigate the impact of serious games on healthcare in a POST-COVID era. He has also edited several issues in different journals such as Fire Ecology, and Nanotechnology reviews, to name a few, and serves as a volunteer reviewer in reputed journals such as IEEE Internet of Things, Transaction on Industrial Informatics, etc. He has been a Senior IEEE Member, and ACM Member, and serving as an Associate Editor in different journals such as the Journal of Big Data and the Journal of Computational Intelligence, to name a few. His research interest mainly focused on Internet of Things applications, Cyber-physical systems, Metaverse, Medical Imaging and Serious Games.  

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