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Jan 23 2023

1/23 – Alex Leow, UIC

CBQB Seminar (in-person event)

January 23, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


COMRB 8175


909 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

This is an in-person event in room COMRB 8175 on west campus (directions).


Alex Leow MD PhD
Professor in Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago


From Science Fiction to Science: My Life as a Computational Psychiatrist


In this talk I will attempt to "connect dots looking backwards" and share self-reflection on my career to date as both a computational researcher and a practicing psychiatrist.

To this end, I believe that recent advances in mobile and information technology will revolutionize the way we understand neurological and psychiatric disorders by enabling us to more passively and unobtrusively quantify their symptomatology out of the lab and in people's natural environment. To illustrate, I will introduce our recent work that seeks to unobtrusively turn smartphones into 'fitness trackers' for the brain.


UIC Biomedical Engineering

Date posted

Jan 17, 2023

Date updated

Mar 21, 2024