My professional experience has seen me working with organizations at the forefront of innovation, as shown in the timeline below.
2017 - PresentProfessor and Chair in Digital Health. Also, Director of the Centre on Digital Health and Quality of Life Technology, the School of Computing and Communication, Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine (50/50 appointment).
2017 - PresentDirector, “Health Innovation – Digital”, one of the five cross-campus operating steering groups that make up the Health Innovation Campus (HIC) – a £162m investment and initiative by Lancaster University to move technology and data into the pathways of health and care, to improve outcomes and enhance the quality of life of all people including individuals with special needs. Overseeing a group of 40 academics, staff and business and engagement personnel. Leading curricular activities to establish Masters and PhD degrees in Digital Health. Leading efforts to create research platform capacities (Lancaster University Smart House and the Digital Health Maker Space). Leading and coordinating efforts to lead large grant submissions.
2017 - PresentBoard member and lead of the digital health infrastructure and strategies in the Fylde Whyndyke Garden Village - one of ten NHS England Healthy New Towns development projects. WGV, located 23 miles SW of the Lancaster University campus, is a 1400-unit, green grass development which provide for a unique opportunity for learning and sharing how to design healthy communities in terms of public areas, neighborhoods, and community hub (school, wellness center and health care facility) to promote health and wellbeing, active and healthy living and ageing, prevent illnesses and improve people’s quality of life.
2004 - PresentProfessor, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, on leave for three years (starting August 2017).
2015 - PresentCofounder, Spaceify Oy, middleware and tools for developing smart spaces.
2014 - 2014ISA Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Bologna, Institute of Advanced Studies.
2011 - 2013Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro), Aalto University and EIT Digital, Smart Space Thematic Action Line, Finland.
2006 - 2011Founder and CEO, Pervasa Inc., an IoT Platform and middleware technology company.
2005 - PresentCofounder and Director of the Gator Tech Smart House, University of Florida.
2000 - PresentDirector of the Mobile and Pervasive Computing and Networking Laboratory, University of Florida.
2002 - 2007Founder and CEO, Phoneomena Inc., one of the earliest mobile middleware and applications companies.
2001 - 2007Technology Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Successful Aging (RERC-Aging), University of Florida; funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Overseeing over 30 faculty, researchers, staff and graduate students.
2001 - 2004Tenured Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
1998 - 2001Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
2000 - 2000Academic Visitor, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY.
1996 - 1998Member of the Technical Staff, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), Austin, Texas.
1995 - 1996Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
1991 - 1995Assistant Professor, Computer Science Engineering Department, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas.
1994 - 1994Visiting Researcher, Hughes Research Laboratory, Malibu, California.
1989 - 1991David Ross Research Fellow, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
1987 - 1989Purdue University Research Fellow, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
1987 - 1987Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
1982 - 1985Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Automatic Control, College of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.