Matt Pipke, B.Sc., J.D.


Health Care Sensor Informatics: Poised for an AI-like Breakout?
Matt Pipke, B.Sc., J.D.
Chief Technology Officer, PhysIQ Inc.
Speaking Time:  12:50pm-13:25pm, 16-Feb-17 (Thursday)
Speaking Location:  Ballrom-D

In just the last 5 years, an explosive resurgence in “AI” has been driven by new-found efficacy of neural networks, an old technology previously regarded as largely ineffective for real-world problems. What happened? Far more data, especially images, text and voice from the scaling up of real-world production systems used by millions of users. By all appearances, medical sensor informatics are poised for a similar break-out, powered by wearable sensors and continuous physiological telemetry. It is an exciting time to be working in this area. What does the roadmap look like for commercial deployment of smart sensor informatics in health and medical applications? The speaker will present the perspective of the high-tech industry, examining the challenges, thrills and opportunities of realizing this roadmap from the fast-paced environment of companies bringing transformative change to health care.

Matt Pipke is Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at PhysIQ Inc., located in Chicago, where he oversees development and clinical testing of machine learning analytics for the company’s cloud-based health monitoring platform, for continuous ambulatory monitoring of human physiology using medical-grade wearable sensors. His focus is on personalized analytics to provide early warning of patient health derangement, novel surrogate markers for disease conditions, and detection and quantification of human behavior patterns based on sensor data.  Prior to co-founding PhysIQ, he was Chief Technology Officer at SmartSignal Corp. of Lisle, Illinois, which commercialized machine learning for anomaly detection in performance of complex physical systems and industrial equipment in the power and aviation industries. SmartSignal was acquired by GE in 2011.  Prior to SmartSignal, Matt worked as an IT consultant for several years, and before that worked as a patent attorney in private practice in Chicago. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Chicago and his JD at Loyola University of Chicago.