In an era where technology is expanding at a rapid rate and the needs for medical application of these technologies has never been greater, the intersection between engineering, medicine and biology is a critical place to be.

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is well-positioned to serve as a central gathering point for both of these major disciplines. The IEEE – EMBS has a broad membership with representation from a variety of engineering and medicine disciplines. Since 1953, it has been an organization that fosters communication between engineering and biology and can help improve the health of the world’s population by facilitating the application of new technologies into medical care as they arise. One main limitation in developing new technologies for medical care has been the lack of interaction between clinicians and engineers.

The IEEE – EMBS is an organization composed of engineers and clinicians that fosters interaction between the two groups facilitating collaborative research projects that ultimately will improve the pipeline where technology gets applied to medical care.

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Carolyn McGregor
VP EMBS, Members and Students
VP EMBS, Members and Students

Professor Carolyn McGregor AM is the Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness and a two-time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at Ontario Tech University. She is the Founding Director of the Joint Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness between Ontario Tech University and University of Technology, Sydney. Dr McGregor AM has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence, deep learning, internet of things, temporal data mining and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, precision public health, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training. She is the inventor and lead on two international award-winning AI driven Big Data analytics platforms for health and wellness, Artemis and Athena.

She has over 180 refereed publications, 3 patents in multiple jurisdictions and has established... Read more

Professor Carolyn McGregor AM is the Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness and a two-time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at Ontario Tech University. She is the Founding Director of the Joint Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness between Ontario Tech University and University of Technology, Sydney. Dr McGregor AM has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence, deep learning, internet of things, temporal data mining and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, precision public health, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training. She is the inventor and lead on two international award-winning AI driven Big Data analytics platforms for health and wellness, Artemis and Athena.

She has over 180 refereed publications, 3 patents in multiple jurisdictions and has established two startup companies resulting from her research. In 2014 she was awarded membership in the Order of Australia for her significant service to science and innovation through health care information systems. In 2017 she was featured in the 150 Stories series commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Government of Canada to commemorate the 150th year anniversary of Ontario. In 2018 she was named as a Women Leader in Digital Health by Digital Health Canada.

Professor McGregor has many years of service to IEEE EMBS and LSTC. She was the Founding Chair of the NSW EMBS Chapter in Australia before moving in 2007 to Canada to take up her Canada Research Chair appointment. She was the Canadian representative for the EMBS for 2009-14 and was the inaugural IEEE EMBS WiE liaison commencing that role in 2009. In 2015 she served as an EMBS representative within the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC). She was Chair of LSTC for 2016-17 and Past Chair in 2018-19. In 2020 she was the EMBS VP Elect Member and Student Activities and now serves as the EMBS VP Member and Student Activities for 2021-22.

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