IEEE EMBS presents

EMBS Officers

Terms expire December 31st of year indicated.

Executive Committee (ExCom) Voting Members

Metin Akay
President ’22

University of Houston

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Carolyn McGregor
VP, MEMBER & STUDENT ACTIVITIES '22

Ontario Tech University

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James Weiland
VP, CONFERENCES '22

University of Michigan

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Nitish Thakor
VP, Publications '23

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Bruce Hecht
VP Finance '23

CEO / CTO, VG2PLAY

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Ellis Meng
VP Technical Activities '23

University of Southern California

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Paul Sajda
President-Elect '22

Columbia University

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V.P. Elects – Non-Voting Members

Roberto Lavarello
VP-Elect, Member & Student Activities '22

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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May Wang
VP Elect, Conferences '22

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Past V.P.’s – Non-Voting Members

Colin Brenan
VP, Technical Activities '21

1CELLBIO INC.

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Amir Amini
VP, Publications '21

University of Louisville

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Bruce Wheeler
VP, Finances '21

University of California, San Diego

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Administrative Committee (AdCom) Voting Members

Rosa Chan ’23
Asia-Pacific

City University, Hong Kong

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Mohamad Khalil ’22
Middle East/Africa

Lebanese University

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Marianna Laviola ’22
Young Professional Representative

University of Nottingham

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Joaquin Azpiroz ’22
Latin America

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

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Ilaria Cinelli ’23
Europe

AIKO - Autonomous Space Missions

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Elisa Konofagou ’22
North America

Columbia University

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Andre Cakici ’22
Student Representative

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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Technical Representatives

Thomas Penzel ‘24
Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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Erika Ross ’24
Abbott Neuromodulation
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Beena Ahmed ’23
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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Carlotta Guiducci ‘22
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Julia Schnabel ’22
King's College London, UK
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Practitioner Representatives

Luis Kun ’22
National Defense University
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Ed H. Livingston ’22
JAMA
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Peter L. Elkin ’22
University of Buffalo
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Nancey Trevanian Tsai ’22
Medical University of South Carolina
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Kristy Brock ’23
MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Administrative Committee – Non-Voting Members (Editors)

Cynthia Weber
IEEE PULSE
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Yuan Ting Zhang
Reviews in Biomedical Engineering '22
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Xiaochuan Pan
Transactions on Biomedical Engineering '21
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Dan Ferris
Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering '23
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Paolo Bonato
Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology '22
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Metin Akay
EMBS Book Series
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Richard Reilly
Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine '24
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Conference Chairs – Non-Voting Members

Christopher James
EMBC Glasgow '22
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Nigel Lovell
EMBC Sydney '23
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About EMBS Elections

EMBS elections are held every year in May, with nominations due in February.

How to become an EMB AdCom Candidate

***DEADLINE to SUBMIT is May 23, 2022***
AdCom members are elected for staggered three-year terms by all regular and affiliate EMBS members.

When filling out the nomination form below please be sure to include:

  • biosketch (maximum of 250 words)
  • CV-include any EMB volunteerism
  • Position Statement (Why do you wish to run for AdCom, maximum of 250 words)
  • Headshot Photo  

If you are interested in becoming an AdCom candidate, please submit your nomination HERE.

How AdCom Members are Elected

The 17 regular, elected members of AdCom will be selected from the EMBS membership from:
5 Geographical Zones:

  • NA: North America (Reg 1-7) – 1 representative
  • LA: Latin America (Reg 9) – 1 representative
  • EU: Europe (per World Health Org) – 1 representative
  • MEA: Middle East & Africa – 1 representative
  • AP: Asia-Pacific (Reg 10) – 1 representative

Technical Representatives – 5
Practitioner Representatives – 5
Student Representative (R1-10) – 1
Young Professionals Representative (R1-10) – 1

Responsibilities of the AdCom

According to the Bylaws, 3.4 Responsibilities of the Administrative Committee
AdCom members are expected to

  • Attend AdCom Meetings, twice per year (Winter/Fall)
  • Participate in committee activities
  • Submit reports to the archives for committees that they chair and/or submit reports as delegates or representatives of EMBS.
  • Address the needs of EMBS members in their geographical regions and maintain contact with local Chapters.
  • Be responsible for the financial stability and longevity of the Society in all areas of interest (including conferences, publications, finances, and member and student activities),
  • Strategically guide the Society regarding new products and benefits, and participate fully in discussions and voting on all related issues.

EMBS provides travel funding for AdCom members to attend scheduled meetings.

Every Vote Counts!

As long as your dues are paid in full by 28 February, you will be notified electronically about voting procedures for elections in your area. Please advise the Executive Office if you prefer a paper ballot. Voting typically ends the first week of May and results are generally announced by May 30. Student members may only vote for a Student Representative.