Meet Our Team

Santosh Kumar

Lead PI

Dr. Kumar is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis and director of the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K). In 2013, he was invited to meet with the NIH Director to advise him on NIH efforts in the area of mHealth and was invited to the White House to give a talk on the future of Biosensors. More about Dr. Kumar.


Zachary Ives


Zachary Ives is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a co-founder of Blackfynn, Inc., a company focused on enabling life sciences research and discovery through data integration. His research interests include data integration and sharing, managing "big data," sensor networks, and data provenance and authoritativeness. More about Dr. Ives.


Ida Sim


Dr. Sim is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. She is also a practicing primary care physician and co-founder of Open mHealth. She also leads the Consortium Core of the MD2K Center. More about Dr. Sim.


Mani Srivastava


Dr. Srivastava is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research is broadly in the area of networked human-cyber-physical systems, and spans problems across the entire spectrum of applications, architectures, algorithms, and technologies. He also leads the Computation Team for the MD2K Center. More about Dr. Srivastava.


Emre Ertin


Dr. Ertin is a Research Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His current research interests are biomedical sensor design and statistical signal processing with application to sensor networks and mobile health. More about Dr. Ertin.


James M. Rehg


Dr. Rehg (pronounced ‘ray”) is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is co-Director of the Computational Perception Lab (CPL) and Director of the Center for Behavioral Imaging. He is also lead for the Data Science Core of MD2K. More about Dr. Rehg.


Open mHealth

Collaborating Organization

Open mHealth is a nonprofit start-up dedicated to breaking down barriers to integration of and bringing clinical meaning to digital health data. It i building a global community of developers, product managers, health IT decision makers and clinnical researchers to build an open framework for using digital health data that is accessible to all.