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Graduate Certificate in Health-Assistive Smart Environment Design

Faculty working with Students: 5
Students: 12
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 100%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:

Degree Description:

People have always lived in places that provide shelter and basic comfort. As society and technology advance there is a growing interest in adding intelligence to our living and working environments. Expertise in machine learning, pervasive computing, and sensor networks has matured to the point where they can be integrated into a new field known as smart environments. A major societal impact of smart environments is assisting people with special health needs. To most people home is a sanctuary, yet today those who need special care often must leave home to meet medical needs. Our work force needs individuals who are trained in engineering, psychology, and health care and are are poised to make scientific advances in this field that will benefit society.

Admission Requirements:

Individuals not currently enrolled in a graduate program at WSU who wish to pursue this graduate certificate must apply on-line . Information about applying for a graduate certificate can be found at http://www.gradsch.wsu.edu/future-students/admission/gradcertprogram.html. To qualify as a part-time certificate student, the applicant must:

  1. meet all of the admission requirements of the Graduate School (see http://www.gradsch.wsu.edu/future-students/admission/apply.html );
  2. submit a resume and a statement of purpose along with the on-line application; and
  3. meet all prerequisite course requirements or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and understanding for required certificate courses prior to admission.

Current WSU graduate students who want to apply to this certificate program must:

  1. submit a letter of application with details of their academic and research program, as well as their proposed plan of certificate coursework to the chair of the certificate program;
  2. be admitted into a graduate program; or
  3. meet all prerequisite course requirements or be able to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge and understanding for the required certificate coursework.

Student Opportunities:

Expertise in machine learning, pervasive computing, and sensor networks has matured to the point where they can be integrated into a new field known as smart environments. A major societal impact of smart environments is assisting people with special health needs. To most people home is a sanctuary, yet today those who need special care often must leave home to meet medical needs.

Career Opportunities:

Our work force needs individuals who are trained in engineering, psychology, and health care and are are poised to make scientific advances in this field that will benefit society.

Faculty Members:

Cook, Diane Joyce, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environments, and parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence.

Holder, Lawrence, Ph.D.

Jayaram, Sankar, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Virtual assembly, virtual manufacturing, CAD data translation, collaborative design, standards for assembly representation and for sustainable manufacturing systems, computer graphics.

Schmitter-Edgecombe, Maureen, PhD

Research Interests

Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology, Everyday Functioning, Gerontechnology, Cognitive and Health Interventions

Contact Information:

Diane Cook
Box 642752
Pullman, WA 99164-2752
509-335-4985
509-335-3818