Deborah Estrin

What might we expect from next-gen mobile health?  Computer scientist and networked sensing pioneer Deborah Estrin shares her insights. 

Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City ( and co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth ( She was previously on faculty at UCLA and Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS). Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. Estrin’s current focus is on mobile health (mhealth), leveraging the programmability, proximity, and pervasiveness of mobile devices and the cloud for health management. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.