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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Shankar Subramaniam
Past President ’21

University of California, San Diego

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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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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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V.P. Elects – Non-Voting Members

Ellis Meng
VP Elect Technical Activities '21

University of Southern California
*non-voting, ex-officio

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Nitish Thakor
VP Elect Publications '21

National University of Singapore
*non-voting, ex-officio

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Bruce Hecht
VP Elect Finance '21

VG2PLAY
*non-voting, ex-officio

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Past V.P.’s – Non-Voting Members

Jim Patton
Past VP of Conferences '21

University of Illinois at Chicago, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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Steven Wright
PAST VP OF MEMBER & STUDENT ACTIVITIES '21

Texas A&M University

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Administrative Committee (AdCom) Voting Members

Cynthia Chestek ’21
North America

University of Michigan

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Roberto Lavarello ’22
Latin America

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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Arrate Muñoz Barrutia ‘21
Europe

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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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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Jingzhi An ’22
Student Representative

Harvard-MIT Division of
Health Science and Technology
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

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Marianna Laviola ’22
Young Professional Representative

University of Nottingham

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Technical Representatives

Beena Ahmed ’23
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
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Thomas Penzel ‘21
Charite University Hospital Berlin
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Erika Ross ’21
Director, R&D Applied Research Abbott
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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

Qi Duan ‘21
National Institute of Health *Federal Liaison to the Adcom
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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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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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Bruce Hecht
EMBS BOOK SERIES
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Dan Ferris
Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering '23
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Pamela Bhatti
Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine '21
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Paolo Bonato
Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology '22
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Conference Chairs – Non-Voting Members

Emilio Sacristan
EMBC Guadalajara '21
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Christopher James
EMBC Glasgow '22
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Nigel Lovell
EMBC Sidney '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 February 15, 2021***
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.