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Walter Karlen Assistant Professor Department for Health Sciences and Technology, and Head Mobile Health Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich

Walter Karlen is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Health Sciences and Technology heading the Mobile Health Systems Laboratory since 1st of October, 2014.

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Walter Karlen received his Master degree in micro-engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2005. He obtained the degree of Docteur ès sciences (PhD) from the doctoral program in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences of EPFL in April 2009. For the duration of his PhD, Walter Karlen was a research assistant at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems under the supervision of Prof. Dario Floreano and a scientific consultant for physiological monitoring in extreme environments for Solar Impulse S.A., Switzerland.

In the period between April 2009 and October 2014, Walter Karlen was a post-doctoral researcher at the Biomedical Engineering Research Group of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, the research group of the Department of Anesthesia of BC Children's Hospital and Child and Family Research Institute, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering in Medicine Research Group  of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where he worked on mobile phone implementations of biomedical sensors for global health applications and novel algorithms for automated analysis of biomedical signals during anesthesia.  During this time, he was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Grand Challenges Canada.