About Me

I am the Co-Founder and the Head of Technology and Product at BeClose, a privately funded startup that combines “internet of things” wireless sensing with artificial intelligence in the cloud to promote peace of mind for caregivers and independence for those they care for. BeClose has been featured in Techcrunch, Fast Company, Gigaom, The New York Times, NBC News, CNN, NPR, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report. Our reinvention of the care experience is making an impact with organizations such as United Healthcare and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, and our patented technology has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan and MedCity News as one of the most significant innovations disrupting healthcare. Recently, I also led a major health and wellness initiative and new product launch for our technology partner, Alarm.com. Alarm.com Wellness is now a top five business focus at the company, which has over two million customers.

I am a highly cited scientific researcher who has explored the design and application of wearable sensors for assessment and relief of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s and essential tremor. I created TEMPO, a medical technology that has been utilized in neurosurgical, psychiatric, and orthopedic clinical trials at major health institutions, such as the University of Virginia Health System and the Carilion Clinic. My work has been covered by Computer Magazine, Healthcare IT News, and Medgadget. Under the advisement of John Lach, I completed my Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Virginia, where I held research appointments in both the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. I received recognition as an ARCS Scholar, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering, and a founding member of the NIH and NSF sponsored Center for Wireless Health.

Experience

BeClose

Co-Founder, Head of Technology and Product 2009 - Present

I am the Co-Founder and the Head of Technology and Product at BeClose, a privately funded startup that combines “internet of things” wireless sensing with artificial intelligence in the cloud to promote peace of mind for caregivers and independence for those they care for. BeClose has been featured in Techcrunch, Fast Company, Gigaom, The New York Times, NBC News, CNN, NPR, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report. Our reinvention of the care experience is making an impact with organizations such as United Healthcare and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, and our patented technology has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan and MedCity News as one of the most significant innovations disrupting healthcare. Recently, I also led a major health and wellness initiative and new product launch for our technology partner, Alarm.com. Alarm.com Wellness is now a top five business focus at the company, which has over two million customers.

University of Virginia Center for Wireless Health

Founding Member, Lead Researcher 2004 - 2009

I am a highly cited scientific researcher who has explored the design and application of wearable sensors for assessment and relief of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s and essential tremor. I created TEMPO, a medical technology that has been utilized in neurosurgical, psychiatric, and orthopedic clinical trials at major health institutions, such as the University of Virginia Health System and the Carilion Clinic. My work has been covered by Computer Magazine, Healthcare IT News, and Medgadget.

Education

University of Virginia

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Concentration 2009
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering 2003

Under the advisement of John Lach, I completed my Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Virginia, where I held research appointments in both the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. I received recognition as an ARCS Scholar, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering, and a founding member of the NIH and NSF sponsored Center for Wireless Health.

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I enjoy meeting people who share my passion for healthcare, technology, and innovation. Contact me if you want to share ideas or opportunities.

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