Prof. Amar Gupta Featured Speaker at MIT’s Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month On Tuesday

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Amar Gupta

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Prof. Amar Gupta will be the featured speaker at MIT’s Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Tuesday, June 13.

Prof.  Gupta is an MIT alum, current staff member at MIT, and inventor of nationwide electronic check processing techniques and other well-known innovations used every day.  He will talk about his journey, the back stories about these inventions, and the cool things he’s working on now for the world, like tele-medicine.

Amar Gupta

When:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 11:45 – 1 p.m.

Where:  Kendall Square Conference Room, NE18-901 http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=NE18.

What:  APA-ERG Annual Featured Speaker in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month.

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Lunch will be served.

“I plan to use the above session to build upon my previous experience with worldwide deployment of new innovations to suggest what can and should be done in the areas of telemedicine and digital health,” Prof. Gupta said in a statement.

Gupta returned to MIT in 2015 to focus on telemedicine and digital health. Earlier, he worked at the MIT Sloan School for 25 years. Between 2004 and 2012, he served in multiple capacities at the University of Arizona, including Thomas R. Brown Endowed Professor of Management and Technology. He was selected as The Best Teacher in 2011 by the students of the Eller College of Management by an unprecedented margin. Between 2012 and 2015, he served as Dean of Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Science, and during his tenure there was a significant increase in enrollment, and the online degree programs were ranked #1 in US News and World Report.

He has served as an advisor to various agencies of the United Nations and has published 12 books. His papers have been accepted in journals from diverse fields and he has played a significant role in nucleating several technologies that are in broad use today. He continues to do research in the areas of: 24-Hour Knowledge Factory; Geographically Distributed Teams; Telemedicine; Telehealth; and Global Health. His latest endeavor is a multi-year project on Telemedicine funded in part by a large multinational company. Dr. Gupta holds an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering, a graduate degree in Management (from MIT Sloan School) and a doctorate in Computer Science.

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