Dr. Abdallah Kassem


Wearable Devices: Current and Future Research
 The next generation of wearable biomedical smart devices allows people to monitor and exchange health
information in real time. Patients can also be connected directly with medical centers and hospitals and
receive the necessary treatments. In this talk we give a general overview of the state of the art on Wearable
Smart Medical Devices (WSMD); We discuss also some applications based on emerging technologies in
WSMD. In addition, We show the future challenges in R&D as well as technical research and business


BIO: Dr. Abdallah Kassem received his B.S. in Microelectronics from University of Quebec in Montreal in
1992, his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in microelectronics from Ecole polytechnique de Montreal in 1996 and 2004
respectively. From 1996 to 2000, he taught computer architecture, microprocessors and digital electronics
courses and laboratories at AUB, LAU in Lebanon. Dr. Kassem joined Notre Dame University in
Lebanon as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He was
promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2011. He organized many IEEE International conferences
in Lebanon and aboard. His research interests include microelectronics design and testing, VLSI,
semiconductor device modeling and simulation, microprocessors, engineering education/management,
ultrasonic applications and m-Health.