Ramesh Jain is an entrepreneur, researcher, and educator. He is a Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine. His research interests covered Control Systems, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Multimedia Computing. His current research passion is in addressing health issues using cybernetic principles building on the progress in sensors, mobile, processing, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and storage technologies. He is founding director of the Institute for Future Health at UCI. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, and SPIE.
Ramesh co-founded several companies, managed them in initial stages, and then turned them over to professional management. He enjoys new challenges and likes to use technology to solve them. He is participating in addressing the biggest challenge for us all: how to live long in good health.
Xiao-Yong Wei is a Professor and the department head of the College of Computer Science, Sichuan University of China. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong and has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in University of California, Berkeley.
Xiao-Yong Wei is also affiliated with the Peng Cheng Laboratory, Shenzhen, where he works as a professor and the coordinator for the Healthism project. Healthism is an interdisciplinary project to tackle chronic diseases and significantly improve quality of life by going beyond the episodic health model developed for prevalent disease-centric-healthcare. Healthism focuses on physical and mental health to develop approaches for changing the way people adopt lifestyle for achieving best health to meet their desired goals.