FEATURING: KUNAL MANKODIYA, PHD,
DIRECTOR OF WEARABLE BIOSENSING LAB, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
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Kunal Makodiya’s embedded computing design of a smart-textile ECG system earned him the 2010 SYSTEX Award, University of Ghent, Belgium. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal and the Frontiers Journal of Wearable Electronics. He regularly organizes scientific workshops/symposiums on IOT for healthcare at various international conferences. He also organizes Hack-a-Thons every year to promote entrepreneurial thinking in the areas including IOT, healthcare, and aging. His course on Wearable IOT blends design thinking with IOT concepts to nurture entrepreneurial skills in students from various backgrounds. He holds MS (University of Luebeck, Germany) and BE (Saurashtra University, India) degrees in Biomedical Engineering.
He pursued his postdoctoral research at Intel Science & Technology Center (ISTC) affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Luebeck, Germany. He is a recipient of NSF (2016) CRII and NSF (2017) CAREER Awards. He received TechConnect Defense Innovation Award in 2018. He was recognized as the “Innovator-of-the-year” by Future Textiles Awards, Frankfurt, Germany in 2017. Mankodiya was also selected among “40 Under 40” By Providence Business News in 2017