Edward Sazonov, Ph.D., (M’02, SM’11) received the Diploma of Systems Engineer from Khabarovsk State University of Technology, Russia, in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, in 2002. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL and the head of the Computer Laboratory of Ambient and Wearable Systems (http://claws.eng.ua.edu).

Dr. Sazonov’s research interests span wireless, ambient and wearable devices, and methods of biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition. Devices developed in his laboratory include a highly accurate physical activity and gait monitor integrated into a shoe insole; a wearable sensor for objective detection and characterization of food intake; a wearable sensor system for monitoring of cigarette smoking; sensor systems for early diagnosis of risk of falling in elderly and others. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Academies of Science, as well as by state agencies and private industry.