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September 30,2016 Retreat

8:30 – 9:00 AM:          Coffee and refreshments


9:00 – 9:05 AM:          Welcome by Dr. Samir Chatterjee, Director of IDEA Lab

9:05 – 9:25 AM:          Dr. Bengisu Tulu, Associate Professor, Robert A. Foisie School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (IDEA Lab Alum)

Digital Health: The Past and the Future




9:25 – 9:40 AM:          Omar Alobud, Doctoral Student (IDEA Lab Member)


Theory Driven Eco-Feedback-Based Mobile Application (EFBMA) to Motivate Households’ Water Conservation Behaviors




9:40 – 9:55 AM:          Sanjoy Moulik, Doctoral Student (IDEA Lab Member)


                                    DIL - A Conversational Agent For CHF Patients




9:55 – 10:25 AM:        Dr. Agnis Stibe, MIT Media Lab


                                    Keynote Lecture 1Persuasive Cities for Sustainable Wellbeing




10:25 – 10:40 AM:      Break


10:40 – 10:55 AM:      Dr. Yan Li, Assistant Professor, CISAT, CGU 


Continuing Medical Education Capacity Building for Low-income Countries: Nepal as a Test Bed



10:55 – 11:10 AM:      Rishov Chatterjee (Pitzer College) & Mathew Simon (Harvey Mudd College)

                                    STEMCube- Changing STEM Education in America



11:10 – 11:30 AM:      Dr. Chris Liapis, Founder & CEO, Human Threading Research & Development (IDEA Lab Alum)

 NeuroIS Design Science Research




11:30 – 11:45 AM:      Olayan Alharbi, Doctoral Student (IDEA Lab Member)


BrightDark: A Smartphone App Utilizing E-Fotonovela and Text Messages to Increase Energy Conservation Awareness




11:45 – 12:15 PM:      Dr. Andrew Gray, Founder and CEO, Vali Nanomedical


Keynote Lecture 2 – Cell-specific Drug Delivery and Gene Editing




12:15 – 1:15 PM:        Lunch Break


1:15 – 1:30 PM:          Codrina Lauth, Grundfos & Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


Accelerating Innovations with high Impact Industrial Hackathons: Case for Energy Efficiency and Smart Water Management Domains



1:30 – 2:15 PM:          Dr. Sub Samaddar, Professor, Institute for Insight & Managerial Sciences, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Tutorial: How to Present your Analytics Results to Senior Management


(Hands-on exercises using simulation will be done using Laptop)


Hamzah Ibrahim and Samir Chatterjee paper "Development and Evaluation of a Self-Monitoring Complexity Index (SMCI) using Mobile Health Technology: A Task Analysis Approach" was accepted into the AIS SIG-Health journal preparation workshop in Dublin - Ireland. Congratulations...


IDEA Lab Retreat takes place on September 30th. Speakers from MIT, WPI, Nano Vali, GSU and Human Threading will share their latest research. Dont miss this!!


Olayan Alharbi and Samir Chatterjee paper “Design of an Awareness Smartphone Platform Based on Direct and Indirect Persuasion for Energy Conservation”, receives best paper award at DESRIST 2016, St. John, Newfoundland, Canada.

Dr. Chatterjee to deliver Keynote talk at SIGPhil pre-conference at ICIS 2016 in Dublin.

Dr. Chatterjee awarded distinguished lifetime achievement award for design scinec research







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Welcome to Innovation Design & Empowerment Applications Lab or in short IDEA Labs. We are a unique laboratory at Claremont Graduate University where we design, research and develop IT artifacts that can solve human and social problems. We believe in collaboration and excellence. Using an inter-disciplinary lens, our faculty and students tackle challenging problems and come up with new innovative solutions. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and we support challenging the status-quo. We follow a simple paradigm called Design Science - State the problem, design (iteratively) a artifact, test and evaluate its efficacy and publish evidence - for which we are well-known within the IS community. We are always interested in smart students and collaborators.

IDEA Labs currently has many projects underway in areas and domains such as sensor networks, chronic disease management systems, social media, healthcare and energy informatics.  We are working on a host of problems that range from diabetes, persuasion, sensor networks, telemedicine, PTSD to understanding brian activity with neuroscience. In the recent past IDEA played a major role in designing CGUSIPClient, SIP-based VoIP software for the Internet2 community. We were instrumental in establishing the ITU-T H.350 standard which you will now find embedded in all Polycom and Cisco video-conferencing products. Today we lead in an emerging area known as persuasive technology. These are hardware/software/devices that can alter human behavior and attitude without deception or coercion.  IDEA Labs has graduated several doctoral students who are now in academia and industry throughout the world. 
We were started in 2002 by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Initially we were called NCL (Network Convergence Lab). In 2012, we celebrated our 10th anniversary.  In 2014 we changed the name of our lab to IDEA which reflects what we do - design IT products and services to make it a better world for its users.
We are glad that you have stumbled upon us or you came to us deliberately. Whatever may be the reason, please check out our people and projects. Again welcome to IDEA Labs, where people, knowledge, and technologies converge! We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Samir Chatterjee
Founding Director
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