STUDENTS presents

SAC Volunteers

Asif Ali Ahmed R

IEEE EMBS SAC Webmaster
BMS Institute of Technology and Management, India

Asif Ali Ahmed R is a third year undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering student at BMS Institute of Technology and Management. He has been an active volunteer of IEEE since 2018. He is currently serving as Secretary of the IEEE CS Chapter BMSIT and has also served in various volunteering roles at section and regional level. His passion for Embedded Systems and Robotics can be traced back to freshman year and strives to build his professional career in this field.

Ayanna Johnson

IEEE EMBS SAC Executive Editor
University of Oklahoma, United States

Ayanna (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering at Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma. She is currently a Computer Technology Assistant at the Center of Economic Management Research for her school’s business college. She has been a part of IEEE and EMBS since September 2019. Her primary interests are neurobiology and medical technical writing as she plans to publish. With areas of understanding in device configuration, troubleshooting, and social media marketing, she is excited to increase her skill set and contribute to the overall success of the team.

Bryan Aleman

IEEE EMBS International Student Conference Coordinator
Chihuahua Autonomous University, Mexico

Bryan is a senior in the BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Chihuahua Autonomous University, as well as a sophomore in the BSc in Mathematics offered at the Open and at Distance University of Mexico. He has coordinated different symposia, workshops and contests. He was the University Representative for the Mexican Society of Biomedical Engineering in 2019 and the Chair of the UACH-SOMIB Student Chapter. He has volunteered for 8 years at the Mexican Youth Red Cross. In 2020, he volunteered to work as the educational authority of a rural multigrade pre-scholar in La Noria, Chihuahua. He is working on his bachelor’s thesis in the Simulation Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine, addressing epistemological aspects of biology in the light of complexity. He hopes to contribute his expertise to enhance professional development of biomedical engineers around the world, serving as the International Student Conference Coordinator for Europe and Latin America regions.

Cesar Luciano Otarola Ruiz

IEEE EMBS Student Mentoring Program Ambassador
University of Engineering and Technology, Peru

Luciano is a third year undergraduate student in Bioengineering at the University of Engineering and Technology in Peru. He is a member of a research group in biomechatronics where he plans to design and model a device to help people with limb movement limitations. He also plans to get more insight into these conditions with a summer internship organized by the BME Alliance between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. With his experience in logistics as a Secretary of a K-12 program in AIChE-UTEC and an auxiliary member in IEEE EMBS Peru Chapter, he is motivated to actively participate as an ambassador in the mentoring program. He hopes to use the knowledge and experience he gains in his career to start developing projects in clinical settings. Luciano loves spending time with family and friends, reading comics and sci-fi books, listening to new music, swimming and volunteering.

Claudia Montufar

IEEE EMBS SAC Graphic Design Lead
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

Claudia (she/her) is a fourth year student in Biomedical Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She has been a part of IEEE since 2018. She served as the Secretary of the EMBS PUCP student chapter in 2019, and Vice President of the IEEE UPCH student branch in 2020. She is currently an auxiliary member of IEEE EMBS Peru Chapter in the social network and communication channel areas. She enjoys facing new challenges and thus acquiring new skills that will help in professional and personal development. She enjoys teamwork and learning from her team.

Ethan Grooby

IEEE EMBS International Student Conference Coordinator
Monash University, Australia and University of British Columbia, Canada

Ethan (he/him) is currently a joint PhD student at Monash University and University of British Columbia in the Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering department. His research focuses on accessible cardio-respiratory monitoring of newborns through digital stethoscopes and video cameras. Passionate about translation biomedical engineering research, Ethan has participated in various programs such as BioDesign Innovation, The Generator: StartUp Sprint, MedTech Actuator Origin and SPARK: Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Course in recent years. As part of the EMBS SAC team, Ethan is aiding in organising the international student conferences in the Asia-Pacific and North American regions.

Gevindu Wickramaarachchi

IEEE EMBS International Student Conference Coordinator
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Gevindu (he/him) is a final year undergraduate student of the Department of Electronics and telecommunication Engineering at the University of Moratuwa and majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at Polymath International College, Srilanka and is currently working as a Biomedical Research Engineer at Synergen Technology Labs. He has started his EMBS journey as the Event Director of the IEEE EMBS Students branch chapter of the University of Moratuwa in 2018 and he has held the positions of Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the same chapter in 2019 and 2020. He was the founder of Brainstrom, the first Biomedical competition in Srilanka, and also organized the first International biomedical conference of Sri Lanka which is ISC 2021-Moratuwa. Gevindu is now serving as the representative for the International student conferences in the Middle East and Africa. His research interests lie in the areas of Medical instrumentation and medical image processing.

Kadir Bahajjaj

IEEE EMBS SAC Community Engagement Lead
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Kadir (he/him) is in his penultimate year as an undergraduate at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) studying electrical and electronics engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He is especially keen in micro/nanotechnology, and health, with a passion for how the former may be applied to the latter through translational research in biomedical engineering. He has broad interests in a myriad of subjects and isn’t one to shy away from the unknown and novel, being very proactive in undertaking new experiences and opportunities. Kadir enjoys being acquainted and working with people on meaningful projects, aiding and empowering his team to strive towards a shared objective. He hopes to be a product designer, working with various technical teams towards a shared collective. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, and spending quality time with close friends.

Sri Medha Juloori

IEEE EMBS SAC Community Engagement Lead
Osmania University, College Of Engineering, India

Sri Medha Juloori (she/her) is a third year undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student at the Osmania University, College Of Engineering, India. She has been an active volunteer for IEEE since 2019. She has organised many events under IEEE EMBS OUCE Student Branch and also volunteered many events. She is a classical dancer with more than 10 years of experience and Black belt holder in Taekwondo. She enjoys teamwork and learning from her surroundings. Medha loves spending time with family and friends.

Nyi Nyi Tun

IEEE EMBS Student Mentoring Program Ambassador
Kyushu University, Japan

Nyi Nyi Tun received a bachelor’s of Mechatronic Engineering from the Department of Mechatronics, Technological University, Mandalay, Myanmar, in 2013. He was one of the research candidates for the JICA EEHE projects’ fund for the year 2015. He achieved a master’s of Mechatronic Engineering from Mandalay Technological University, MTU, Myanmar, in 2016. He was also a Marubeni-Myanmar scholarship candidate in 2016. Among several scholarships, he was selected as a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University with JICA Innovative Asia scholarship program. He joined the Neuroinformatics and Neuroimaging laboratory, Kyushu University in 2017. With his experiences in student volunteer organizations, he is motivated to actively participate as an ambassador in the IEEE EMBS student mentoring program. He enjoys contributing towards society. He is looking forward to working together with students and professionals in this field from all over the world.

Ritt Vincent Librado

IEEE EMBS SAC Graphic Designer
Mindanao State University, Philippines

Ritt is currently in his final year of graduate school pursing his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in Microelectronics IC Design at Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) . He graduated with his his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the same university in 2019 focusing in Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) front-end Design. Currently his research Interests include Energy Harvesting Units, Power Converter circuits and Implantable Electronics. He is currently affiliated with IEEE Republic of the Philippines Section and is a Graphic Design Volunteer for IEEE Young Professionals Philippines. Aside from his professional career, Ritt has an immense passion in graphic Design and Social Media Management with a track of almost 9 years of Design Experience across different volunteering positions.

Sebastián Ibarra Arregui

IEEE EMBS SAC Executive Editor
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

Sebastián Ibarra Arregui (he/him) is a final year undergraduate student of Biomedical Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), founding member of the IEEE UPCH Student Branch in 2019 as Human Resources director and founding member of the Engineering Students Association Biomedical in 2020 (AEIB) as Vice President. He is currently a member of MASI, a Peruvian project against Covid-19 and conducts research and projects in the areas of neuroscience, clinical engineering and medical imaging and signal processing. He has experience in teaching mathematics, he is a qualified athlete from his university in judo and belongs to the health volunteering and social inclusion of the disabled, enjoying contributing towards society and health.

Thays Vieira de Souza

IEEE EMBS SAC Graphic Designer
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave, Portugal

Thays (she/her) is a first year undergraduate student of Medical Informatics Engineering at Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave in Portugal. She has been a member of IEEE and EMBS since September 2020. Her primary interests are medicine and computer science. She enjoys meeting people from other countries and learning about new cultures and languages. She hopes to contribute for the SAC team to advance even more as a collective, spreading the word so that we can build a network of people who will work together for a better future, and to develop various skills that can help her and the whole team to grow as better individuals.