We are delighted to honor our JTEHM colleagues with five years or more service on the editorial board.
Steve Schachter, MD (Clinical Editor)
Clifford Dacso, MD, MPH, MBA (Clinical Editorial Board, Steering Committee)
Julian M. Goldman, MD (Clinical Editorial Board)
Gerald J. Kost, MD, PhD (Clinical Editorial Board)
David Livingston, MD, FACS (Clinical Editorial Board)
Nicola Zetola, MD, MPH (Clinical Editorial Board)
Metin Akay, PhD (Steering Committee)
Paolo Bonato, PhD (Steering Committee, Associate Editor)
Atam Dhawan, PhD (Steering Committee)
Qi Duan, PhD (Steering Committee)
Arturo Forner Cordero PhD (Steering Committee)
Jeffrey Kaye, MD (Steering Committee)
Dorin Panescu, PhD (Steering Committee, Associate Editor)
Thomas Penzel, PhD (Steering Committee)
Srini Tridandapani, MD, PhD (Steering Committee, Associate Editor)
Cesar Bandera, PhD (Associate Editor)
Mathias Baumert, PhD (Associate Editor)
David Fenstermacher, PhD (Associate Editor)
Hossam Haick, PhD (Associate Editor)
Anant Madabhushi, PhD (Associate Editor)
Manjunatha Mahadevappa, PhD (Associate Editor)
José del R. Millán, PhD (Associate Editor)
Luca Pollonini, PhD (Associate Editor)
Richard B. Reilly, PhD (Associate Editor)
Kenji Sunagawa, PhD (Associate Editor)
Bernhard H. Weigl, PhD (Associate Editor)
Ting Xia, PhD (Associate Editor)
Zhilin Zhang, PhD (Associate Editor)
Expertise: cochlear implants, vestibular rehab, wrong patient errors, cardiovascular disease, ultrasound, hearing prostheses, neural prostheses
Pamela Bhatti (S’05-M’06-SM’19) is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Her research is dedicated to overcoming sensory loss in human hearing through focused neural stimulation, and novel implantable sensors. Dr. Bhatti also conducts research in cardiac imaging to assess and monitor cardiovascular disease. She received her B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley (1989), her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (1993), and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2006). In 2013 she earned an M.S. in Clinical Research from Emory University and serves as the Georgia Tech Research, Education, and Career Development Director for the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, an NIH-funded center. Committed to translating technology to the clinical setting, in 2016 she co-founded Camerad Technologies, a company dedicated to improving throughput and quality in radiology imaging.
Before completing her Ph.D. degree, she researched the detection of breast cancer with ultrasound imaging in the Department of Radiology, University of Michigan (1997-1999). Her industry experience includes embedded systems software development at Microware Corporation, Des Moines, IA, USA (1996-1997), local operating network applications development and customer support at Motorola Semiconductor, Austin, TX, USA (19941995), and research and fabrication of controlled-release drug delivery systems at Alza Corporation, Palo Alto, CA, USA (1986-1990).
Kara McArthur is an American Medical Writers Association certified medical editor and writer. She has over 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing in general and in life sciences publishing in particular, including serving as editorial assistant and subsequently managing editor of Cambridge University Press’s International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care; as writer, editor, and project manager for the Abramson Center for the Future of Health, University of Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine; and as a freelance writer and editor.
Expertise: Cardiothoracic radiology, medical image perception, healthcare informatics
Expertise: mHealth, public health outreach, mobile multimedia, signal processing, active vision
Cesar Bandera, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is Co-Founder of Cell Podium. His research focuses on mobile health.
Expertise: cardiac autonomic modulation, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electrophysiological signals, sleep, heart rate variability, qt, repolarization, cardiology
Mathias Baumert (M09, SM13) received the PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany in 2005. Subsequently he was awarded the Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Australian Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. He is an Associate Editor of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control and the IEEE JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL ENGINEERING IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE. His research interests include processing of electrophysiological signals, computerized electrocardiography and electroencephalography, cardiac autonomic modulation and sleep.
Expertise: biomedical signal processing, orthotics, neurophysiology, neuroprosthetics, wearable technology, rehabilitation, robotics
Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston MA, and an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He has held Adjunct Faculty positions at MIT, the University of Ireland Galway, and the University of Melbourne. His research work is focused on the development of rehabilitation technologies with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics. Dr. Bonato served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and as Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. Dr. Bonato served as an Elected Member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) AdCom (2007-2010) and as IEEE EMBS Vice President for Publications (2013-2016). He also served as President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2008-2010). He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Universita` di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1995.
Expertise: MEMS, pharmacokinetics, implantable devices, cardiovascular disease, auditory dysfunction, sensors, blast traumatic brain injury, additive manufacturing, medical devices
David Borkholder is the Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds adjunct appointments with the University of Rochester departments of Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering. Prof Borkholder received the BS degree in Microelectronic Engineering from RIT, and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has trained at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole on the biology of the inner ear.
Expertise: CT image analysis, medical image processing, pattern recognition, image segmentation, image analysis
Xinjian Chen, IEEE Senior Member, received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. After graduation, he worked on research projects with several prestigious groups: Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China (2006-2007); Medical Image Processing Group, University of Pennsylvania (2008-2009); Department of Radiology and Image Sciences, National Institutes of Health (2009-2011); and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa (2011-2012). In 2012, he joined the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Soochow University where he serves as a Distinguished Professor and Director of Medical Image Processing, Analysis and Visualization Laboratory. Xinjian has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, and currently holds 3 granted patents and 8 pending status patents. Xinjian is a recipient of the National One Thousand Young Talents Award, China (2012), JiangSu Provincial High Level Creative Talents Award (2013), Beijing Science and Technology Advancement Award (2011). His research interests include medical image processing, quantitative image analysis, and their clinical applications.
Expertise: Development of biomedical embedded systems, non invasive diagnostic systems for point of care testing of patients, low cost medical devices using near infrared spectroscopy and non invasive stroke diagnostic systems
Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury (M’13–SM’17) was born in Kolkata, India, in 1981. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India. He is a Life Member of the Indian Statistical Institute. He is keenly interested in the educational system and its necessary transformation. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences. His research interests span around the development of biomedical embedded systems, non invasive diagnostic systems for point of care testing of patients, low cost medical devices using near infrared spectroscopy and non invasive stroke diagnostic systems. He is a member of the VLSI Society of India and a Life Member of the Microelectronics Society of India and the Telemedicine Society of India. He was a recipient of the University Gold Medal in 2004 and 2006, for his B.E. and M.E. degrees, respectively, the Altera Embedded Processor Designer Award in 2007, and four Best Paper Awards. He received the award of the Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology by the Society of Applied Biotechnology in 2012. He was awarded the Young Engineers’ Award by the Institution of Engineers, India (2012–2013), for his outstanding contribution in the field of electronics and telecommunication engineering. He is the recipient of Young Neurologists’Award from the World Stroke Organization in the year 2016 and also the recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier’s Journal of Neuroscience Methods in the year 2018. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Systems and IEEE ACCESS. He is a Reviewer for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VLSI SYSTEMS, the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, the Journal of Medical Systems, the Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, the Computers in Biology and Medicine, the Computers Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, and other reputed journals.
Expertise: non-linear biosignal analysis, non-linear dynamical analysis, signal & image processing, heart rate variability signal analysis, linear and non-linear time-varying analysis, smartphone application, time-frequency analysis
Ki H. Chon received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, Storrs; the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City; and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He spent three years as an NIH Post-Doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. He is currently the John and Donna Krenicki Endowed Chair Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
He has published more than 114 peer-reviewed journal articles to date and has 6 U.S. patents granted. His patent on real-time detection of atrial fibrillation algorithm has been licensed to a Holter company and the Holter is currently on the market.
He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2007-2013. He has chaired many international conferences including his role as the Program Co-Chair for the IEEE EMBS conference in NYC in 2006, and as the Conference Chair for the 6th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation in New Haven, CT in 2009. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Expertise: upper limb protheses, human-machine interfaces, grasping and manipulation
Christian Cipriani, PhD, is currently a Professor and the Director of The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His research interests cover all aspects related to the development, clinical implementation and assessment of thought-controlled upper limb prostheses and its components. He is also the Founder of Prensilia S.r.l., a spin off company of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna that produces and markets robotic hands.
Expertise: sensors, decision making, cyberphysical systems, metabolomics, proteomics
Founding co-editor-in-chief of JTEHM. Philip J. Carroll, Jr. Professor in Translational Molecular & Cell Biology and Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Distinguished Research Professor, College of Technology, University of Houston; Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor, University of Houston; Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University.
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Expertise: medical imaging, computer aided diagnosis, POCT
Dr. Dhawan is Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research and Innovation, and Vice Provost for Research and Development at NJIT. He has published over 215 research papers and book chapters. He has also authored and co-authored several books in medical imaging, and image analysis. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Martin Epstein Award (1984), NIH FIRST Award (1988), Sigma-Xi Young Investigator Award (1992), IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award (1995), Doermann Distinguished Lecture Award (1999) and EMBS Distinguished Lecturer award (2012-2013). He is an IEEE Fellow and Co-Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He was the Conference Chair of the IEEE 28th International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York in 2006, He served as the Conference Chair of IEEE International Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies in 2013. Dr. Dhawan has chaired numerous NIH special emphasis and review panels including the NIH Chartered Study Section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics (2008-11). His research interests lie in medical imaging, medical image analysis, point-of-care technologies, pattern recognition and computer-aided-diagnosis.
Expertise: machine learning, medical image analysis, bioinformatics
Xiuquan Du received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Anhui University in 2010, Hefei, China. He is currently an adjunct professor in Anhui University in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. His research interests include bioinformatics, medical image analysis and machine learning.
Expertise: medical image analysis, MRI, image reconstruction, motion analysis, ultrasound
Qi Duan received his Ph.D. with distinction in 2008 in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, on developing comprehensive 4D imaging techniques, from image reconstruction to final diagnosis, and general image analysis framework, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew F. Laine. In 2008, he joined NYU School of Medicine to work on developing the next generation MR scanners as well as state-of-arts MR coils for three years. He is currently a Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, where he is working on ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques and the first ever 11.7T human scanner. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 3 book chapters in these domains.
During his Ph.D. study at Columbia, Qi Duan became an EMBS member since 2003 and heavily involved as a volunteer. In 2007, he founded the EMBS student chapter at Columbia and served as the first president. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2009 to 2013 and currently is on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Signal Processing and the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. In 2015, he joined the steering committee for the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He is also a frequent reviewer for more than 18 scientific journals and numerous conferences in the field. He has been an associate editor for ISBI 2014 and ISBI 2015, and an associate editor for the student competition for EMBC 2015. He was also a member of organizing committee for ISBI 2015. Since 2008, he is an active member of the technical committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing Topics of the IEEE EMBS, and an active member in ISMRM safety committee.
Expertise: molecular biology and genetics, bioinformatics, precision/personalized medicine, biomedical informatics
Dr. Fenstermacher is currently the Chief Research Information Officer for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Director of Biomedical Informatics for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Chief Research Information Officer for the Massey Cancer Center and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Previously he was the Founding Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) and Chief Bioinformatics Officer for M2Gen. He has established and directed multiple informatics research programs for more than sixteen years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and The Moffitt Cancer Center. During his tenure in biomedical informatics, Dr. Fenstermacher has designed and directed the implementation of several bioinformatics and biomedical informatics distributed computing systems to support basic, translational and clinical research, including multiple institution research projects. He has also designed data management systems for more specialized projects including integrating patient-level clinical data, genomics (genome-wide association studies, massively parallel sequencing, array-based technologies) and other ‘omics data to support studies focused on cancer and other human diseases. Data management systems designed by Dr. Fenstermacher have included: collection and integration of subject clinical data; data quality methodologies, development of web-based forms for input, storage and retrieval of clinical and research data, customized data representations, data governance and data sharing using data warehouses and Grid technologies. Current work focuses on developing informatics resources that span the informatics continuum of Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics and Clinical/Medical Informatics specifically for precision medicine and health outcomes research.
Prof Arturo Forner Cordero is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering and Mechanical Systems of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. He is the Head of the Biomechatronics Laboratory of the same Department. The lines of activity in research and technological development range from the Biomechanics and Motor Control of human movement to the development of upper and lower limb exoskeletons and biped robots. Currently, coordinates several projects for the study of motor control of the upper and lower limbs with national (CNPq) and international funding.
Expertise: development of novel hybrid chemical and biosensors and the integration of sensors into wireless, non-invasive and inexpensive sensor devices
Dr. Erica Forzani is Assistant Professor of in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy at Arizona State University (SEMTE), Deputy Director of ASU’s Center for Bioelectronics & Biosensors (CBB) at The Biodesign Institute, and Research Associate at Mayo Clinic, Arizona. Her research interests are the development of novel hybrid chemical and biosensors and the integration of sensors into wireless, non-invasive and inexpensive sensor devices. She is focused on health applications, and environmental health and safety. Currently, she has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 11 patents and patent applications and 3 transferred intellectual properties. With a background in Clinical Chemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and a passion in Lifestyle Behavioral Sciences, Erica directs her research, professional, and personal goals to bring new inspired-use technologies to real-world applications.
Expertise: physiological sensing, physiological sensing, algorithm, information driven decision support, signal processing
Yongji Fu, PhD, is the Director of Innovation at Hill-Rom, a global medical device company. He is responsible for the technical development of corporate Innovation group and provide long term vision and strategy for Hill-Rom’s future product portfolio. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, he held several leadership and scientific positions with Becton Dickinson, Sharp Laboratories of America and Siemens. His research interests include physiological sensing, machine learning algorithm and information driven therapeutic solutions.
Expertise: design for translation, modeling of biomedical systems, tissue biomechanics, injury biomechanics
Michele J. Grimm, Ph.D., is the Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Grimm completed her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and her Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. For the past 25 years, a significant portion of her research has involved injury biomechanics – from characterizing important tissue properties to developing appropriate models for the assessment of injury mechanisms. She previously served as a program director at the National Science Foundation, overseeing the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Engineering of Biomedical Systems, and Disability & Rehabilitation Engineering Programs. During this time, she served as co-chair of the White House’s Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults.
Expertise: sensors, bio-inspired devices, nanotechnology, diagnosis
Hossam Haick, PhD, is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he heads the Laboratories for Nanomaterial-Based Devices as well as the laboratories for volatile biomarkers. Prof. Haick’s research interests include nano-array devices for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of disease, nanomaterial-based chemical sensors, breath analysis, volatile biomarkers, and molecule-based electronic devices. Visit the Laboratory of Nanomaterial-Based Devices website.
Expertise: neurology, aging, Alzheimer’s disease
Jeffrey Kaye is the Layton Endowed Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He directs the NIA – Layton Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Center and ORCATECH – the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology at OHSU. He leads several longitudinal studies including: the Intelligent Systems for Detection of Aging Changes (ISAAC), the ORCATECH Life Laboratory, the Ambient Independence Measures for Guiding Care Transitions, and the Collaborative Aging Research Using Technology (CART) Initiative studies, all using pervasive computing and sensing technologies for assessments and interventions. He serves on many national and international panels and boards in the fields of geriatrics, neurology and technology, and is an author of over 400 scientific publications.
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Santa Clara University where she serves as the Director of the Biological Micro/Nanosystems Laboratory. Her research interests involve the investigation of integrated microfluidic systems to address challenging needs in biomedical applications. She is also a member of the SCU Frugal Innovation Laboratory where she leads the Global Health Lab working on several projects to develop diagnostic platforms for environment/health monitoring for under-served communities and emerging markets.
Expertise: microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, electrochemical materials and sensors, nano biosensors
Dr. Eon Soo Lee is an Associate Professor with Tenure in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and the Principal Investigator in Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) since 2013, and Founder and President of ABONICS, Inc which was spun off from NJIT in 2018 for the development and commercialization of the biochip technology for disease detection, diagnosis, and monitoring. Dr. Lee is a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) since 2020. His pioneering research on graphene-based new electrochemical catalysts and lab-on-a-chip nano biodevices technologies has received many national and international awards and recognitions including Vanguard Series: Leaders in Higher Education (2018) from NJBIZ, New Jersey Health Foundation Innovation Award (2017), NIH and IEEE Best Design Award (2017) in Healthcare Innovation and Point-of-care Technology Conference, National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps Award (2016), TechConnect National Innovation Award (2017) and Defense Innovation Award (2017). Prior to NJIT, Dr. Lee has also established extensive researches on energy and microdevices in both academia and industries including Stanford University (2002-2007), Samsung (2007-2013) and Hyundai (1999-2001). In particular, at Samsung R&D Center as a Project Group Leader and Principal Research Engineer, Dr. Lee was awarded a prestigious Samsung Technology Award in 2011 due to his significant contribution to the innovative nanomaterials and electrochemical systems. He received his PHD (2007) and MS (2004) at Stanford University, and his BS (1999) at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, all in Mechanical Engineering.
Expertise: computational imaging and personalized diagnostics
Dr. Anant Madabhushi is the Director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Radiology, Urology, General Medical Sciences, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Mumbai University, his masters in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Ibris Inc. a startup company focused on developing image based assays for breast cancer prognosis, and Elucid Bioimaging Inc., a Boston based startup focused on developing imaging technologies for predicting presence of vulnerable carotid plaque.
Expertise: bio-robotics and neurorehabilitation, bioinstrumentation and biosensors, functional electrical stimulation of nerve and muscle, medical imaging / image processing, neural engineering and retinal prosthesis
Manjunatha Mahadevappa is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Dr. Mahadevappa is a senior member of the IEEE-EMBS, a life member of the Biomedical Engineering Society of India, and a member of The Institution of Engineers (India). He has published over 50 research papers, books, and chapters on medical imaging and advances in therapeutic engineering. He is also a recipient of a travel award “for best paper” from the International Society of Biorheology, at the 10th ICB & the 3rd ICCH-1999, held in Pecs, Hungary. He served as the Conference Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies in 2013. His research interests include bio-signal processing, biomedical image processing, biomedical instrumentation and biosensors, point-of-care technologies, retinal and neural prosthesis, electrical retinal stimulation, and rehabilitation engineering.
Expertise: medical device technology development and biodesign
Anurag Mairal, PhD, MBA, is Director of Global Exchange Programs at Stanford University and Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Orbees Medical. His research interests include medical device technology development and biodesign. See Dr. Mairal’s full biography at Stanford Biodesign.
Silvestro Micera (M’96–SM’08) received the University degree (Laurea) in electrical engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2000.
He is currently Professor of Bioengineering and Head of the Translational Neural Engineering Area at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Director of the Translational Neural Engineering Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). In 2007 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA with a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2008 he was the Head of the Neuroprosthesis Control group and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Institute for Automation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests include the development of hybrid neuroprosthetic systems (interfacing the nervous system with artificial systems) and of mechatronic and robotic systems for function and assessment restoration in disabled and elderly persons. He is author of several scientific papers and international patents. He served as Guest Editor of several biomedical engineering journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation and of the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Prof. Micera was the recipient of the “Early Career Achievement Award” of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, in 2009. He is currently Associate Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING and of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING.
Expertise: clinical pathology, clinical chemistry, pathogen detection using molecular diagnostics, emergency and disaster medicine, global health
Dr. José del R. Millán is a professor and holds the Carol Cockrell Curran Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurology of the Dell Medical School. He received a PhD in computer science from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1992. Previously, he was a research scientist at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy) and a senior researcher at the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny (Switzerland). He has also been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Berkeley and Stanford as well as at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. Most recently, he was Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland (EPFL), where he helped establish the Center for Neuroprosthetics. Dr. Millán has made several seminal contributions to the field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI), especially based on electroencephalogram signals. Most of his achievements revolve around the design of brain-controlled robots. He has received several recognitions for these seminal and pioneering achievements, notably the IEEE-SMC Nobert Wiener Award in 2011 and elevation to IEEE Fellow in 2017. In addition to his work on the fundamentals of BMI and design of neuroprosthetics, Dr. Millán is prioritizing the translation of BMI to end-users suffering from motor and cognitive disabilities. In parallel, he is designing BMI technology to offer new interaction modalities for able-bodied people.
Expertise: ablation, atrial fibrillation, CT, cardiac devices, defibrillation, FDA regulations, FMEA, finite element, instrumentation, imaging, MRI, reconstruction, ultrasound, VLSI, ultrasound
Dorin Panescu, Ph.D., is Vice President, Systems Engineering and IP Strategy, with Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Santa Clara, California, USA. Dr. Panescu’s research interests focus on devices for cardiac ablation, pacing, defibrillation, diagnosis and therapy delivery. Dr. Panescu is inventor on over 160 issued US patents, and on over 150 issued international patents. He has co-authored over 150 technical publications. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He held various offices with the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), such as Chair of the Industry Relations Committee and past Chair of the Therapeutic Systems and Technologies Technical Committee. Dr. Panescu is the recipient of the 2002 IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award and of the 2009 IEEE EMBS Professional Career Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Expertise: biosignal interpretation and diagnostic systems, diagnostic techniques, general physiological processes, signal and image processing
Thomas Penzel, PhD, is a physicist, human biologist, and physiologist. He is the scientific director of the sleep medicine center at Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany since 2006. He is interested in cardiac, circulation, respiration and sleep regulation and related biosignals and diagnostic and therapeutic systems. For these physiological systems and for clinical applications translational research is regarded as future directing. He is member of several editorial boards of other journals and involved in the boards of several societies related to biomedical engineering and sleep medicine.
Expertise: biomedical optics, functional brain imaging, near infrared spectroscopy
Luca Pollonini, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of Houston. He is also the research technical director at the Abramson Center for the Future of Health at the University of Houston and the Methodist Hospital Research Institute. His research interests include biomedical sensing, instrumentation and imaging based on optical technologies.
Expertise: biomedical optics, bioinstrumentation, optical imaging, fluorescence microscopy
Mahsa Ranji, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department and I-SENSE institute at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. Ranji has received her PhD in electrical engineering from University of Pennsylvania followed by a postdoctoral training at Sanford-Burnham medical research institute in La Jolla.
Specializing in biomedical optics, Dr. Ranji’s focus is in developing non-invasive tissue diagnostic tools. She is the director of the Biophotonics Laboratory, which focuses on optical imaging particularly fluorescence imaging, instrumentation design, and image processing tool development for biomedical applications. Dr. Ranji collaborates with researchers at the Medical School to study tissue metabolism and oxidative stress in diseases using optical imaging.
Expertise: signal processing, signal processing, clinical neurology, movement disorders, cochlear implants
Richard Reilly, PhD, is Professor of Neural Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, a joint position between the School of Medicine and School of Engineering. He is Director and a principal investigator of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) and also a principal investigator at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN). His research focuses on high-density electrophysiological and neuroimaging-based analysis of sensory and cognitive processing for clinical applications.
Expertise: neural plasticity and learning, electrophysiological methodology in the study of cognitive functions, quantitative analysis of biomedical data
Dr. Sameshima graduated in Electrical Engineering (1979) and Medicine (1985) from the University of São Paulo. He received his Ph. D. degree in Neurophysiology from the same University (1992), and post-doctoral training in System Neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco (1994). He is a co-founding member of the Discipline of Medical Informatics (1986), and holds an Associate Professorship at the Department of Radiology & Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo. His main research themes are the study of neural plasticity, cognitive function and information processing aspects of mammalian brain assessed through behavioral, electrophysiological and computational neuroscience protocols. To functionally characterize collected multichannel neural activities and correlate them to animal or human behavior and cognitive function, he is pursuing and developing robust and clinically useful methods and measures for brain dynamics staging and neural connectivity inferences, for which he co-introduced the concept of partial directed coherence. At the graduate level, he teaches courses in neural plasticity and learning, electrophysiological methodology in the study of cognitive functions, and quantitative analysis of biomedical data. He is native of Bonotsu-cho (now part of Minamisatsuma-shi), Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
Expertise: computer vision, image analysis, microscope image processing, pattern recognition, data mining
Shishir Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He directs research at the Quantitative Imaging Laboratory and his current research focuses on fundamentals of computer vision, pattern recognition, and statistical methods in image and data analysis with applications in video analytics, human behavior understanding, facial biometrics, and microscope image analysis.
Expertise: cardiovascular engineering, clinical cardiology, hemodynamics, cardiovascular homeostasis
Kenji Sunagawa, MD, PhD, is Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Kyushu University Hospital in Fukuoka, Japan. He also serves as the Chairman and Professor of the Research Institute of Angiocardiology at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Dean of Digital Medicine Initiatives at the Kyushu University. His research interests include cardiovascular mechanics, cardiovascular regulation, heart failure, sudden death, bionic cardiology, and computational cardiology.
Expertise: Medical imaging focused on computed tomography, from system architecture, reconstruction algorithm to imaging methods, in MDCT (multi-detector CT), CBCT (cone beam CT), and recently phase contrast CT and photon-counting spectral CT, for overcoming the challenges in clinical practice of oncology, cardiology and neurology.
Expertise: Physical computing, wearable technologies, energy-efficient bioinstrumentation, neuroprosthetics, biomedical circuits and systems, cyber-physical systems
Hakan Töreyin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, CA, USA and a member of the SDSU Smart Health Institute. His research focuses on design of energy-efficient electronics and systems for wearable and prosthetic rehabilitation and proactive health monitoring applications, with emphasis on physical and real-time computing. He received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2007; and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, USA in 2008 and 2014, respectively. Between 2014-2016, he did postdoctoral research at Georgia Tech.
Expertise: medical imaging, computed tomography, ultrasound, cardiothoracic radiology, abdominal radiology, picture archiving and communication system, imaging informatics, safety and quality in healthcare
Srini Tridandapani (S’86-M’95-SM’12) received the B.E. degree from Anna University, Chennai, India, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, all in electrical engineering. After postdoctoral training in computer science at the University of California, Davis, CA, USA, he was an Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University. He then took the bold plunge into medical school and received the M.D. degree followed by residency training in radiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He subsequently received a Masters degree in clinical and translational research and an M.B.A. from Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He received clinical fellowships in cardiothoracic imaging and abdominal imaging also from Emory University. A board-certified radiologist, he is a Professor and Vice Chair for Imaging Informatics, Department of Radiology, at University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA and an Adjunct Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. This work was performed while he was on the faculty of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. His current research involves the development of novel gating strategies for optimizing cardiac computed tomography and innovative tools to increase quality and patient safety in medical imaging.
Expertise: electrophysiological signal processing, biomedical signal processing, hearing assistive devices, neural engineering, cognitive hearing science.
Alejandro Lopez Valdes is a research scientist at Eriksholm Research Centre, in Denmark. He holds a BSc in Biomedical engineering from ITESM in Mexico, an MSc in Bioengineering from The University of Groningen in The Netherlands and a PhD in Neural Engineering from the Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin in Ireland. He joined Eriksholm Research Centre as a research scientist in 2016. His research efforts focus on the electrophysiological aspects of hearing, building evidence towards intuitive and efficient, user-driven audiological support systems. His contributions span from audiological applications of electrophysiological signals to novel acquisition methods for ear-level electrophysiology. Areas of Expertise: electrophysiological signal processing, biomedical signal processing, hearing assistive devices, neural engineering, cognitive hearing science.
Expertise: multiscale modeling of cancer, biophysical modeling of drug transport, translational oncology, drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics modeling (PKPD), mathematical modeling in cancer nanomedicine
Zhihui Wang, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics in Medicine Program at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Wang is a leading expert in the fields of mechanistic biophysical modeling of drug transport, modeling-aided drug target discovery, and multiscale modeling of cancer progression and treatment. His current research focuses on integrating mathematical, physical, and statistical methods with experimental investigations and patient data analysis to quantitatively study tumor progression and invasion, with a focus on improving prediction and optimize treatment planning. In collaboration with experimental and clinical collaborators within the Texas Medical Center and broad, he developed a series of mathematical models for predicting patient-specific tumor response to treatment (including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and nanomedicine) across different types of cancers, using standard clinical diagnostic measurements. His research goal is to translate his mechanistic models into clinic application for helping front-line physicians determine more effective, patient-specific drug treatment schedules (i.e., individualized, precision medicine) beyond the current standard. Dr. Wang published a scientific monograph: “An Introduction to Physical Oncology,“ CRC Press, July 2017, which discusses recent breakthroughs in modeling and optimizing cancer treatment as a combination of physical, engineering, and biological problems, rather than focusing exclusively on the biological aspect.
Expertise: chronic diseases, diabetes, diagnostics, global health, microfluidics
Dr. Bernhard H. Weigl is Senior Platform Manager and Technical Expert, Flow-Based Diagnostics at Intellectual Ventures/Global Good, and the former Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Global Health. Intellectual Ventures/Global Good is an organization led and funded directly by Bill Gates that develops health technologies for low-resource settings. Dr. Weigl heads the organization’s development of in-vitro diagnostic technologies. Previously, Dr. Weigl led the In-Vitro Diagnostics Group at PATH technologies, where he oversaw global health diagnostics programs funded by a variety of sources such as NIAID and NIBIB, the Grand Challenges program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the PATH Health Innovation Portfolio.
Dr. Weigl is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Department Of Bioengineering. Before joining Intellectual Ventures/Global Good, both at the University of Washington and at Micronics, Inc. (Redmond, Washington, where he was a scientific cofounder), Dr. Weigl led teams that developed both instrument-based and stand-alone microfluidic medical diagnostic disposables. His scientific interests include microfluidics as well as any diagnostic platforms that allow simplification and integration of previously complex assays. As chronic diseases, and especially diabetes, are emerging as a major health threat in developing countries, he is now focusing specifically on their diagnosis, screening, and treatment.
He received his M.Sc and Ph.D. from Karl-Franzens-University Graz and has completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Southampton and the University of Washington. He has authored more than 90 scientific papers and is an inventor on over 70 US patents and patent applications.
Expertise: X-ray computed tomography, PET, SPECT, medical imaging, image processing, digital signal processing
Ting Xia, Ph.D is a reconstruction scientist at Toshiba Medical Research Institute, USA. Dr. Xia received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2012. Her research interests include medical imaging, image processing, image reconstruction, medical physics, pattern recognition and signal processing.
Expertise: pervasive healthcare, physical activity analytics, multimodal data fusion, dementia care
Dr Po Yang is a Senior Lecturer in Large-scale Data Fusion at Sheffield University, UK. He has generated more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications (30 IEEE Trans/Journal, 2 ESI Highly Cited Papers) in the fields of Pervasive Healthcare, Medical Image Processing, Health Data Analytic and Internet of Things (IoT) enabled healthcare applications. His research work has been supported by European FP6/FP7/H2020, UK EPSRC, Innovate UK, including 8 EU projects and 4 EPSRC/TSB funded projects. Also, he served as the Guest Editor for 5 International Journals (Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Journal of Internet of Things), and have chaired/co-chaired over 10 international conferences and workshops. He received 4 Best/Outstanding Paper Awards from IEEE iThings-2017, IEEE PiCOM 2015, HPCSC 2013, IEEE ICAC 2008, IEEE ICAC 2007. Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DP, U.K.
Expertise: signal processing, machine learning, wearable devices, health monitoring, smart-home robots
Zhilin Zhang is a senior research engineer in the Emerging Technology Lab in Samsung Research America–Dallas. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (signal and image processing) from University of California at San Diego in 2012.
His research interests include signal processing and machine learning for biosignals, health monitoring, Neuroimaging, and smart-home robots.
He is a technical committee member in Bio-Imaging and Signal Processing of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (from January 2014 to December 2016), and a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and of IEEE Robotics Society.