Jennifer Healey

Jennifer is a Senior Research Scientist at Intel Corporation where she works on developing the next generation of wearable sensors that empower users to learn more about themselves and the environment around them. She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD from MIT in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. For her doctoral work, Jennifer developed the first wearable computer with multiple physiological sensors and a video camera to track daily activities and how you were feeling while you were doing them. Using this device she pioneered the field of “Affective Computing” with Dr. Rosalind Picard, finding ways to allow computers to understand human emotions by interpreting physiological signals. She holds numerous patents and has published extensively in IEEE peer reviewed publications. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American Frontiers, Newsweek, Time, Wired, and multiple international publications. She has been an invited keynote speaker at several conferences on E-Health systems and regularly serves on the program committee for the International Symposium on Wearable Computers and as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, IEEE Sensors, BodyNets and Pervasive.