Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Jingzhi (she/her) crafted her own unique biomedical engineering M.D.-Ph.D. experience, consisting of Ph.D. training in control engineering and statistics with the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology program in the United States, sandwiched by M.D. training at Duke-NUS medical school in Singapore. She believes strongly in not only knowledge creation but also knowledge translation, and therefore has also earned a certificate in Healthcare from Sloan school of management. Jingzhi hopes to enjoy a creative and meaningful career, especially in applying systems engineering principles on multiple scales to healthcare problems ranging from control of physiological systems to healthcare systems innovations. When not thinking about medicine or engineering, Jingzhi enjoys reading, dancing, having a delicious meal, spending time with friends but especially her husband, and laughing with her darling toddler.
Student Membership Portfolio Lead
Ziauddin University, Pakistan
Mehak (she/her) is an undergraduate researcher and currently pursuing a 4-year undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Pakistan. She is a member of global dialogue delegate program, SDG’s 2030 Advocate, Microsoft Office Specialist with uplifting courage to be the youngest woman serving as a junior engineer at a top private hospital in the city. She is serving as a trainer, delivering technical talks and training for the understanding of biomedical equipment machines. Her love for the field is due to prominent breakthroughs in the biomedical engineering field include life-saving and life-changing technology such as artificial organs, prosthetics, and surgical devices. Continuing her inspiring journey as a dedicated volunteer of IEEE Region-10, judging and winning different competitions, contributing to societies, delivering technical, professional, and motivational sessions in many countries especially with the main aim of uplifting and inspiring the young generation of women engineers. In IEEE EMBS SAC she is mainly focusing on membership and professional development of the EMBS student members globally.
Public Relations, Outreach & Communications Portfolio Lead
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Satwik (he/him) is a first-year Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas under Dr. John H.L. Hansen. He is primarily affiliated with the Center for Robust Speech Systems. His research interests include Digital Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Speech Recognition, Machine Learning, Silent Speech Interfaces, and Speech Disorders. Currently, he is working on various algorithms to understand speech and language development in pre-school children. He also maintains an active collaboration with Dr. Lisa Goffman and Dr. Thomas F. Campbell from the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. As part of the EMBS SAC, he is responsible for updating and re-designing the EMBS Students webpage and maintaining the SAC mailbox.
Student Mentoring Portfolio Lead
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
John (he/him) is a final year undergraduate student in Mechatronics Engineering at the National University of Colombia (UN). He participated in the development of the prototype of an Automatic Immersion Coating System for the macromolecules laboratory at the Faculty of Sciences. He is a young researcher associated with the “telecare” project with the Ministry of Sciences and the Extension Division of the University. As a member of the IEEE EMBS Student Chapter of UN, he was the co-director of the EMB Training School and later served as Chair of the student chapter. He is currently part of EMBS SAC, where he is planning to set up a mentoring program and a student network at the global level. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, and hanging out with his boyfriend. He also enjoys playing chess, table tennis, hockey, and underwater rugby.
Student Leadership Portfolio Lead
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Agnieszka (she/her) is currently an M.Sc student at the Department of Biosensors and Biomedical Signals Processing, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Silesian University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Medical Equipment in 2019. Her bachelor’s thesis was conducted in collaboration with Razansky Lab, TU München, Germany and ETH Zurich. Switzerland on the topic of ‘Computer-aided visualization system for optoacoustic vascular tomography images’. In 2018 she took part in the International Summer School on Biocomplexity, Biodesign, Bioinnovation, Biomanufacturing and Bioenterpreneurship on Crete, Greece, and in 2019 she was awarded a scholarship to attend EXCITE Summer School on Biomedical Imaging at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She is a member of EMBS SAC team and responsible for establishing a global network of EMBS students. Her research interest lies in the area of medical imaging and computer vision, as well as machine learning and deep learning.
Professional Development Portfolio Lead
University of Manitoba, Canada
Josée is currently in the final year of a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering degree specializing in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Josée co-chair’s the University of Manitoba’s Biomedical Engineering Design team where she helps lead projects in collaboration with a local Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Children’s Hospital to design assistive devices for patients in need. When she is not at school, Josée is either working at Engineering for Kids teaching the next generation of engineers or painting. As the SAC Professional Development Portfolio Lead, Josée hopes to provide opportunities for students to share experiences and knowledge with other students and professional leaders from around the world!