Mounir Mokhtari

Institut Mines Télécom, France


Dr. Mounir Mokhtari, Full Professor of Class Exceptional, at Institut MINES-TELECOM in France, and Director of IPAL-CNRS (UMI 2955) French-Singaporean joint lab in Singapore 2014-2018. He received a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Human-Machine interaction in 1997 and a Research Habilitation in 2002 both from the University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris (Sorbone University).

Mounir Mokhtari’s background is mainly in human-machine interaction in the domain of Ambient Assisted Living, Urban Health and Semantic Reasoning. Prof. Mokhtari, who has conducted several European and national projects, has supervised 15 Ph.Ds in this topic, direct supervision successfully completed and examined several ph.Ds candidates in multiple universities in France and Canada. He has over 200 publications in journals, books and international conferences.

Prof. Mounir Mokhtari was holding a Chair on Quality of Life on Aging people 2011-2016, which was funded by a major health insurance companies in France. Mounir Mokhtari is Principal Investigator (PI) and Coordinator of several National and European projects and industrial contracts (PSA Peugeot- Citroën, AXA Research Fund, Mondial Assistance, Mutuelle Generale) on smart living and wellbeing with an overall budget over 40 millions euros over the past decade.

Mounir Mokhtari is the founder of ICOST annual conference (International Conference On Smart Living and Public Health), founded in 2003 in the framework of the European Year of People with Disabilities, annual event moving regularly between Europe, Asia and North America ( ICOST proceedings are of the top 25% downloads of Nature-Springer LNCS (over 400k downloads of books and chapters).


Digital health prevention and Healthy Ageing

Research and Innovation in the field of Active and Healthy Ageing supported and enabled by Information and Communication Technologies was/is a national priority in many countries for the last decades. In both developed and developing countries significant efforts and national resources invested in this area have created research capacities and expertise, as well as the communities of specialists.

Still, the current pandemic crisis has clearly demonstrated that the degree of maturity and acceptance of new technologies allowing shifting the focus of care from hospitals and residential facilities to homes (especially for older persons - those who are most vulnerable in this crisis) does not correspond to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The goal of our multilateral cooperation is to capitalize on the synergies between research results achieved so far in many countries and take a visible step towards the new model of resilient homecare based on the new opportunities offered by the latest advances in Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, still putting to the centre the interests of the society.

The project will deliver the novel approach to aggregating massive volumes of heterogeneous data generated by various smart devices (wearables, smart homes, smart environments, etc.) for subsequent analytical processing capable of detecting target events at large scale and providing decision-making support information to relevant stakeholders (e.g. older persons themselves, family members and carers, public authorities, etc.). The proposed approach will be instrumental in crisis situations and, at the same time, will support the gradual transition to more sustainable models of ageing.

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