March 1, 2017

Chatterjee Receives Prestigious Schöller Senior Fellowship

Photo of CGU Professor Samir Chatterjee
Samir Chatterjee, Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management

Professor Samir Chatterjee has been awarded a prestigious Schöller Senior Fellowship by the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schöller Research Center for Business and Society at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.

The annual fellowships are given to internationally renowned senior scholars who conduct research that contributes to responsible leadership in business and society. The center grants Fellows funds of up to 50.000€ for the realization of their submitted research projects.

Chatterjee’s project, titled “Towards a Healthier Living Using Remote Monitoring with Advanced Sensors and Internet-of-Things for Elderly Patients,” seeks to provide improved, smart, and connected health care monitoring and early detection of disease onset for elderly patients via sensors, wearable devices, and internet-connected technology (ICT).

Chatterjee is the Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management at CGU’s Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT). He leads the emerging field of Persuasive Technology, a stimulating interdisciplinary research field that focuses on how interactive technologies and services can be designed to influence people’s attitudes and support positive behavior change. He is also an internationally recognized scholar in the science of design.

His current projects include designing ICT and mobile solutions to address management of chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as oral health hygiene. He is closely working on funded research projects with Loma Linda University, USC, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The selection of Schöller Fellows is based on candidates’ scholarly excellence (as demonstrated by top-tier publications), willingness to engage in onsite cooperation and dialogue in Nuremberg, and theoretical rigor and practical relevance of candidates’ outlined research project. Awarded Fellows are expected to participate in the ceremony of the Schöller Research Center, acknowledge the support provided by the center in all publications related to their Fellowship and, report on the progress and results of their research project on a regular basis.

“Research is the lifeblood of CGU, so Samir’s achievement is significant,” said Lorne Olfman, professor and acting CISAT director. “Samir’s IDEA Lab and his student associates are clearly doing important research with international implications.”

Chatterjee will be honored officially at an award ceremony at the Schöller Research Center on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Nuremberg. As part of the ceremony, Chatterjee is also invited to participate in this year’s Schöller Fellow Reunion, where he can to meet and network with the Schoeller Fellows from former years.