Deborah Estrin is a professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City where she founded the Jacobs Institute’s Health Tech Hub. She holds The Robert V. Tishman Founder’s Chair, serves as an associate dean, and is a part-time Amazon Scholar. Her research interests are at the intersection of user-centric data applications, personalization, and privacy (TEDMED). Estrin co-founded the non-profit startup, Open mHealth and has served on several scientific advisory boards for early stage mobile health startups.
Before joining Cornell University, Estrin was the founding director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA; pioneering the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real-time data about the physical world. Her honors include ACM Athena Lecture (2006), Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award for Innovation (2007), The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007), The National Academy of Engineering (2009), The IEEE Internet Award (2017), and MacArthur Fellow (2018).