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EMBC 2011

Welcome to EMBC 2011: The 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
If you would like to see the official EMBC 2011conference website, please click here.

The conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will cover diverse topics ranging from biomedical engineering to healthcare technologies to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by IEEE Xplore and Medline/PubMed.

Students are an important part of EMBS. This page will contain information that is of particular interest to our student members worldwide planning to attend the EMBC 2011 conference in Boston.

EMBC 2011 Workshop Materials

Planning your Future
Dr. Jonathan Rosen– Executive Director, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, School of Management, Boston University.
Lauren Celano– Founder and CEO of Propel Careers
Abstract: This session is focused on getting the EMBS trainees up to speed on the ins and outs of both an academic and industry career in biomedical engineering. Depending on what you intend to pursue, you must know what you are getting yourself into and become familiar with the “currency” you need to trade with. Our speakers will include senior academics and industry-based career development professionals who will provide coaching in terms of what is expected of you for each professional career, what you need to do to achieve your aims and how to keep your career plan up to date to get you closer to your end goals.
Presentation Materials:
Jonathan Rosen: Career Strategies for a changing world. EMBC 2011 Workshop. Boston, USA.
Lauren Celano: Planning your Future: Putting together a short and long term career plan. EMBC 2011 Workshop. Boston, USA.

Tips on Presentation Design and Delivery
Dr. Christopher James – Co-Director Institute of Digital Healthcare and Professor of Healthcare Technology, University of Warwick, EMBS Europe AdCom Representative, IEEE UKRI Section Chairand.
Dr. Cristian A. Linte – Research Scientist at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, former EMBS Student Representative re-hosted the workshop initially featured at EMBC’09.
Abstract: for many of us, oral presentations can be the prime means for communicating our ideas and our research, not only to our peers, but also to our employers and to potential customers. As students, you are no exception – the prospect of an oral presentation can be daunting, the pressure is on to make a good impression with your research. That we are scientists presenting sometimes very complicated scientific ideas and results need not necessarily be a recipe for a sleep inducing “death by PowerPoint” presentation, rather there are simple ways in which we can all try and make our presentations effective and captivating. This session aims to give you some all-round pointers on the “dos” and “don’ts” of preparing and delivering an effective presentation that best conveys your ideas smoothly, understandably and, most important, succinctly.
Presentation Materials:
James C and Linte CA. Tips on Effective Presentation Design and Delivery. EMBC 2011 Workshop. Boston, USA.

EMBC 2011 Student Awards

The results of the EMBC 2011 student awards were announced at the Student Award Ceremony at EMBC’11 in Boston

Philips Young Investigator Award Finalists
Supported by funds provided by Philips

Detailed Analysis of the Relationship between Tracheal Breath Sounds and Airflow in Relation to OSA During Wake and Sleep

SVM-Based Multi-Sensor Fusion for Free-Living Physical Activity Assessment

A Collaborative Awareness System for Chronic Disease Medication Adherence Applied to HIV Infection

On-Chip Incubation System for Long-Term Microfluidic Cell Culture

A High Bandwidth Fully Implantable Mouse Telemetry System for Chronic ECG Measurement

IBM Student Award Finalists
Supported by funds provided by IBM

DONGPING DU, University of South Florida, USA (FIRST PLACE)
Multi-Scale Modeling of Glycosylation Modulation Dynamics in Cardiac Electrical Signaling

PHILIP CHURCH, Deakin University, Australia (SECOND PLACE)
Design of Multiple Sequence Alignment Algorithms on Parallel, Distributed Memory Supercomputers

RAHUL AGARWAL, Johns Hopkins University, USA (THIRD PLACE)
An analytical study of relay neuron’s reliability: Dependence on input and model parameters

Student Paper Competition
Open Finalists

FAITH A. BAZLEY, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Plasticity Associated Changes in Cortical Somatosensory Evoked Potentials following Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury

VIRGÍLIO BENTO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Towards a Movement Quantification System Capable of Automatic Evaluation of Upper Limb Motor Function after Neurological Injury

ANTHONY CHRISTODOULOU, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Four-Dimensional MR Cardiovascular Imaging: Method and Application

BRIAN D’ALESSANDRO, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Voxel-Based, Parallel Simulation of Light in Skin Tissue for the Reconstruction of Subsurface Skin Lesion Volumes

CHENGZONG HAN, University of Minnesota, USA
Noninvasive Reconstruction of the Three-dimensional Ventricular Activation Sequence during Pacing and Ventricular Tachycardia in the Rabbit Heart

NHAN TRAN, The University of Melbourne, Australia
A Prototype 64-Electrode Stimulator in 65 nm CMOS Process towards a High Density Epi-Retinal Prosthesis

NING XUE, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
A SU-8-Based Compact Implantable Wireless Pressure Sensor for Intraocular Pressure Sensing Application

2011 IEEE EMBS Club and Chapter Awards

2011 IEEE EMBS Outstanding Performance Award for Student Branch Chapter/Club
Carleton University EMBS Student Club
Take a look at the Carleton University EMBS Student Club website.

2011 IEEE EMBS Best New Student Chapter/Club Award
Xiamen University Student Club
Take a look at the Xiamen University Student Club website.

2011 IEEE EMBS Outstanding Chapter Award
Ottawa Chapter
Take a look at the Ottawa Chapter website

Volunteering Opportunities

EMBC’11 has a very special volunteering opportunity for graduate students in Boston (i.e. help with registration, answer questions, or mentor high school students). In exchange for one day of volunteering, the student will get access to the entire conference for free.

They have an absolutely awesome lineup of keynote speakers and events this year and would love to get more graduate students attending who otherwise might not be able to come. Check out

Looking for a roommate at EMBC 2011?

EMBC’11 has opened a discussion board on their facebook page for those who want to find a roomate and split hotel costs.