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Common Purpose, Different Paths: Stories of IEEE Standards Developers

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The following section is an excerpt from the IEEE SA-Beyond Standards blog published on 26 July 2021 which features, Dr. Cj Reiser ,IEEE P2795 Working Group Chair. The blog is about the different motivations/paths of standards developers who shared how participating in the IEEE SA working groups raises the world’s standards to make technology better, safer, and more sustainable. Read the full blog here

‘An Aspiration to Help’

Over decades, Dr. Cj Rieser has watched the power of IEEE connectivity standards such as the IEEE 802.11™ family for Wi-Fi® connectivity and other internet standards “unfold around the world.” Today, she chairs the IEEE P2795™ Shared Health Analytics in Remote Environments (SHARE) Working Group, which is defining requirements for sharing access to sensitive information for analysis without moving that data beyond firewall protection and to a centralized location. 

Cj said her interest in IEEE standards work “stemmed from an aspiration to help build smart connected communities that help grow care and learning networks benefitting all people—especially those in vulnerable populations.” 

Cj now leads the working group through the standards development process in various ways, such as serving as point of contact for questions or comments, planning meetings, organizing work and working closely with the other IEEE P2795 officers. For example, the working group recently formed sub-working groups focused on shared analytics data models, quality of metrics and measures, analytic computation models, and trusted analytic exchange.

“The healthcare field has some global examples of how emerging medical technologies can transcend boundaries for the overall good, yet health disparities and bias persist, including in digital health environments. The IEEE P2795 shared analytics standard will hopefully one day help transform digital health—especially around future medical cyber systems that must be resilient, privacy preserving, and inclusive of the care and learning needs of all people.”

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