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Community Organized Event: Invitation to UN World Data Forum webinar
PCI Community Call – Quantifying Quality Of Life: Quality of Life Lab
January 30, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am PST
We are pleased to announce that Katarzyna Wac will join us on Sunday, January 30th, 2022 to discuss the work of the Quality of Life technologies Lab.
Quantifying Quality Of Life: Quality of Life Lab
The QoL Lab interests revolve around the fundamental and algorithmic problems, as well as human-centric challenges of the personal technologies enabling an assessment and improvement of human behaviour, health, and quality of life in the long term. The Lab closely follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of QoL (WHOQOL) with its four domains (physical, psychological, social, and environmental) and 26 contributing facets. I present state-of-the-art in the domain and draw future scenarios for these technologies. I want to sparkle a discussion on what Quality of Life domain/facet you care for and how we can measure it longitudinally?
Katarzyna Wac Bio
Prof. Katarzyna Wac is the leader of the Quality of Life (QoL) technologies research area affiliated with the Geneva School of Economics (GSEM), Center for Informatics at University of Geneva (CUI, Switzerland), and, since 2015 – also with the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) of University of Copenhagen (Denmark). In 2013-2020 she was also affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine (MED). She holds a BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science (2003) from Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT, Poland), an MSc in Telematics (2004) from the University of Twente (UT, the Netherlands), as well as a Ph.D. in Information Systems (2009) from University of Geneva (UNIGE, Switzerland).
Prof. Wac’s research interests revolve around the fundamental and algorithmic problems, as well as human-centric challenges of the systems enabling an assessment and improvement of human behaviour, health, and quality of life in the long term.