President's Message

President's Message January/February 2015
Passing the Torch
One of the true honors of being the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) president is the opportunity to write the “President’s Message” for IEEE Pulse. I have greatly enjoyed having this platform to express my enthusiasm for... Read more
President's Message September/October 2014
Balancing Engineering and Biology in Bioengineering
For most of my career, I have heard rumors that engineering comprises a set of silos, with each discipline narrowly defined by a strict set of its own coursework and practices. Indeed, this has been the popular image of engineering for perhaps... Read more
President's Message May/June 2014
The Nature of Engineering Professions and Bioengineering
I begin with basic observations on the history of science that lead to the conclusion that bioengineering is about to be incredibly important to the careers and lives of our students. In each observation, my simplistic model is of a scientific breakthrough—a... Read more
President's Message March/April 2014
Biomedical and Health Informatics: Future Prospects for the Field and for Our Students
It is now common knowledge that BME is one of the fastest growing job markets percentagewise [1]. Still, this job market is relatively small at fewer than 20,000 U.S. jobs, so even a large percentage increase is minor compared to... Read more
President's Message January/February 2014
EMBS at Half a Century
I recently had the opportunity to give a short talk describing the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) to students and faculty of the University of Florida. While looking over background material, I came to appreciate how deep and long the roots... Read more