Invited Speaker

Metaverse and Smart Health

Yi Pan

Dean and Chair Professor Faculty of Computer Science and Control Engineering, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Department of Computer Science Georgia State University, USA

In 2021, "Metaverse" has become a hot word of the year among the world. Because it is a new concept, different people have different concepts of the Metaverse in their minds. Some people even say that the Metaverse is a lie and pseudoscience. However, I think that since so many companies and experts are pursuing this concept, it must have value, so we must first understand and study it before making a decision to accept, deny, or modify and improve it. As the Metaverse continues to mature, some basic consensus is being reached. This talk will introduce the basic concept, three stages, development history, supporting technology, eight basic features, five elements, and six characteristics of the Metaverse, and explain the applications and implementation challenges of the Metaverse in biomedical scenarios, including medical training, medical surgery, electronic health records/prescriptions, game therapy, digital medicine, disease diagnosis, virtual reality therapy, remote consultation, biological experiments, and pharmaceuticals using Metaverse.

Dr. Yi Pan is currently a Chair Professor and the Dean of College of Computer Science and Control Engineering at Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, USA. He served as Chair of Computer Science Department at Georgia State University from 2005 to 2020. He has also served as an Interim Associate Dean and Chair of Biology Department during 2013-2017. Dr. Pan joined Georgia State University in 2000, was promoted to full professor in 2004, named a Distinguished University Professor in 2013 and designated a Regents' Professor (the highest recognition given to a faculty member by the University System of Georgia) in 2015.

Dr. Yi Pan is Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Engineering, Foreign Member of Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Science, Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Member of European Academy of Natural Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Dr. Pan received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991.

Dr. Pan has published more than 450 papers including over 250 journal papers with more than 100 papers published in IEEE/ACM Transactions/Journals. In addition, he has edited/authored 43 books. His work has been cited more than 20000 times based on Google Scholar and his current h-index is 90. Dr. Pan is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Big Data Mining and Analytics (a top 3% journal), Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), and Chinese Journal of Electronics (CJE). Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or editorial board member for 20 journals including 7 IEEE Transactions.