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 and serves as the Associate Dean for Impact. Her research interests are at the intersection of user-centric data applications, personalization, and privacy (TEDMED).  She is co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth. She was previously on faculty at UCLA and Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS).

Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. Estrin’s current focus is on mobile health (mhealth), leveraging the programmability, proximity, and pervasiveness of mobile devices and the cloud for health management. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.