William Kaiser, Ph.D


Department of Electrical Engineering
Primary Area: Circuits and Embedded Systems
56-147L Engineering IV

Research Lab: UCLA Wireless Health Institute (WHI)


Research and Teaching Interests

Development of Wireless Health product solutions for healthcare for diagnostics and treatment in wearable organ function monitoring, wearable digestive monitoring, tissue, wound, and orthopaedic joint characterization, motion sensing for applications from neurorehabilitation to athletics, and mental health and wellness.

Awards and Recognition

2015 John J. Guarrera, Engineering Educator of the Year Award
2015 Plenary Paper Award at 2015 Digestive Disease Week Conference
2011 Best Paper Award at Wireless Health 2011
2010 Best Demonstration Award at Wireless Health 2010
2009 UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize
2005 Brian P. Copenhaver Award on Innovation in Teaching with Technology
1995 Allied Signal Faculty Research Award
1991 Peter Mark Award of the American Vacuum Society
1989 NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement

Selected Publications

  • Bult, et al, 1996 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, Digest of Technical Papers, “Low Power Systems for Wireless Microsensors”, Proceedings of 1996 IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, Monterey, CA, USA. p. 17-21. 1996
  • J. Pottie and W.J. Kaiser. Wireless integrated network sensors. Communications of the. ACM, Vol. 3, p51-58, 2000.
  • Winston H. Wu, Alex A. T. Bui, Maxim A. Batalin, Lawrence K. Au, Jonathan D. Binney, and William J. Kaiser, “MEDIC: Medical Embedded Device for Individualized Care”, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 42, 2, 137-152, 2008.Per Henrik Borgstrom, William J. Kaiser, Gregory Chung, Zachary Nelson, Manda Paul, Stoytcho Marinov Stoytchev, and Jackson Tek Kon Ding, “Science and Engineering Active Learning (SEAL) System: A Novel Approach to Controls, Laboratories”, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference 2012.
  • Dorsch A, Thomas S, Xu C, Kaiser W, Dobkin B, “A multi-center, international, randomized clinical trial using wireless technology to affect outcomes during acute stroke rehabilitation”. Neurology, Proceedings of Conference Abstract P04.036, 2013.
  • James Y. Xu, Hua-I Chang, Chieh Chien, William J. Kaiser, Gregory J. Pottie “Context-driven, Prescription based Personal Activity Classification: Methodology, Architecture and End-to-End Implementation”, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, pp.1015-1025, 2014.
  • Brennan M. R. Spiegel, Marc Kaneshiro, Marcia M. Russell, Anne Lin, Anish Patel, Vartan C. Tashjian, Vincent Zegarski, Digvijay Singh, Samuel E. Cohen, Mark W. Reid, Cynthia B. Whitman, Jennifer Talley, Bibiana M. Martinez, William Kaiser, “Validation of an Acoustic Gastrointestinal Surveillance Biosensor for Postoperative Ileus”, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, pp 1795-1803, 2014.
  • Marc Kaneshiro, William Kaiser, Phillip Fleshner, Marcia M. Russell, Anne Lin, Karen N. Zaghiyan, Jonathan S. Pourmorady et al. “Post-Operative Gastrointestinal (GI) Telemetry With a Wearable Acoustic Biosensor Distinguishes Ileus vs. Uneventful GI Recovery.” Gastroenterology, Volume 148 , Issue 4 , S-1115.