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Distinguished Lecture Series with Vint Cerf on the IOT and Remote Medicine

16 January 2022

Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Join us for the Distinguished Lecture Series with Vinton G. Cerf on IoT and Remote Medicine on February 4th. Widely recognised as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” this is a rare opportunity to listen to his visionary presentation and interact with him at this live online lecture.

The pandemic has accelerated a trend towards remote medical diagnostics and treatment. This reinforces the importance of high capacity video/audio as well as data transport from local sensors that capture physiological metrics. Enhanced sensing with the aid of mobile technology creates new opportunities to base remote medical evaluation on locally collected data. For patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, continuous data capture and anomaly detection can play a major role in ensuring health.  These benefits are accompanied by concerns for risk factors: reliability, privacy, security, data preservation, machine learning weaknesses, cross-jurisdictional medical practice, insurance coverage, among other things. Finding a path through this thicket will be one of the coming challenges in this decade, and how the Internet of Things (IOT) can interface with Remote Medicine.


With Robert Kahn, Vint is the co-designer of the architecture of the Internet. In 1997 they received the U.S. National Medal of Technology and in 2005, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the ACM Turing Award. In April 2008 they shared the Japan Prize for their work and in 2013, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He is a member of the US National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Legion d’Honneur. Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and he has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA and twenty-nine honorary degrees.

Moderator: Shaukat Ali Khan, Global CIO at Aga Khan University and Hospitals in Asia, Africa and United Kingdom.

Lecture Format
The lecture will be conducted online via Zoom video conferencing on:

Friday, 4th February 2022 at 5.00 pm (Karachi/Khorog), 6.00 pm (Bishkek/Tekeli), 3.00 pm (EAT).

Language: English