Diane Cook inducted into the 2023 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Closeup of Diane Cook
Diane Cook

Washington State University Regents Professor Diane Cook has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. 

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions, with fellows comprising the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice, or education and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education,” according to an AIMBE press release.

Cook, Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for her “pioneering research in technology design to automate cognitive health assessment and intervention from longitudinal time series sensor data.”

Cook conducts research in data mining and artificial intelligence, focusing on the design of smart homes that use machine learning to provide health monitoring and intervention. Smart home research uses programmed sensors to monitor, predict and improve quality of life, particularly in elder care. She created one of the first, fully instrumented, smart home test sites and has equipped 100 smart apartments with sensor networks in 10 countries. She also holds several patents in environmental, sensor-driven activity model development. She co‑founded Adaptelligence, a startup company that focuses on activity recognition using sensors in wearable and mobile devices.

Ranked in the top 5% of her research peers, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association. She is recipient of career and research initiation awards from the National Science Foundation and has received WSU’s Sahlin Faculty Excellence award and the Anjan Bose Outstanding Research Award from WSU’s Voiland College. She is codirector of the National Institute on Aging’s training program in gerontechnology and a director of WSU’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Cook holds a M.S and PhD from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College. 

She was inducted along with 140 colleagues at a formal induction ceremony during the AIMBE Annual Event in Arlington, Virginia on March 27.

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