ECE M.S./Ph.D. student Md. Shaad Mahmud won the 2016 first prize for graduate poster presentation in Sigma Xi 22nd

ECE M.S./Ph.D. student Md. Shaad Mahmud won the 2016  first prize for graduate poster presentation in Sigma Xi 22nd annual two-day research exhibition of UMass Dartmouth Chapter. The exhibition was held on the first floor of the Claire T. Carney Library, featured more than 100 posters in the format of a professional society meeting, on April 22-23, 2016.‌

The poster titled “Wireless Health Monitoring System for Premature Infants: A portable NICU” with co-authors Dr. Honggang Wang, Dr. Yong Kim and Dr. Dapeng Li was the research result dissemination of NSF funded project (Award Number#1401711) titled "Design of wearable biosensor system with wireless network for the remote detection of life threatening events and neonates". The poster is about a development of non-contact monitoring system for premature infants. Current system uses patches and adhesive gels to monitor the infants. Due to their undeveloped skin it is very painful while removing these patches.  The research is to make portable NICU for home users, which does not require any physical contact to extract all the vital information’s. The information will be also used predict apnea and other kind diseases.

Shaad joined UMass Dartmouth in fall 2014 and has been a research assistant for the NSF project supervised by Principle Investigator Prof. Honggang Wang.  Shaad has published several research papers in the area of wearable sensors under the project.  He also won the 2015 year's overall global startup battle (GSB) Champion in the Co Innovator's Track with other team members, among thousands of teams from events where over 25,000 entrepreneurs attended across 60 countries.