Deborah Estrin

Professor, Computer Science, Cornell Tech & Healthcare Policy and Research, WCMC

Small Data

Deborah is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is founder of the Health Tech Hub and directs the Small Data Lab at Cornell Tech, which develops new personal data APIs and applications for individuals to harvest the small data traces they generate daily. She is also co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth.

Previously, Deborah was on the UCLA faculty where she was the Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), pioneering the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it.

Advising CrowdSignals

Deborah is lending her expertise as an advisor to the CrowdSignals project. In particular, she is advising on mobile and sensor data collection as well as on mechanisms that improve data transparency and control for volunteers. She will also use data from CrowdSignals in a variety of work with Small Data - the myriad of data traces we each generate everyday.

CrowdSignals Endorsement

"CrowdSignals will provide critical infrastructure for small-data application research that empowers end-users to make use of their own data."

   - Deborah Estrin, Professor, Cornell Tech

Connect with Deborah


TED talk:
What happens when each patient becomes their own "universe" of medical data?