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Editorial Board Members

Berj Bardakjian
University of Toronto

Expertise: Neural engineering, electrical rhythms of the brain, nonlinear biosystems, signal processing, computational neuroscience, epilepsy, anesthesia

Berj L. Bardakjian received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering Group) from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His previous positions included being a Medical Research Council (MRC) postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology, then MRC Scholar in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, at theUniversity of Toronto, and an investigator in the Krembil (formerly Playfair) Neuroscience Unit at the Toronto Western Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is also an associate editor for Annals of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include neural engineering, biological and artificial neural networks, electrical rhythmic activities of the brain particularly in epilepsy and anesthesia, electrical stimulation to abolish epileptic seizures, modeling of nonlinear physiological systems, computational neuroscience. He is a member of IEEE/EMBS, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Organization of Computational Neuroscience (OCNS), and Professional Engineering association of Ontario (PEO).

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Gert Cauwenberghs
University of California San Diego

Expertise: Bioelectronics, low-power integrated bioinstrumentation, adaptive microsystems, neuromorphic engineering

Gert Cauwenberghs (S’89-M’94-SM’04-F’11) is Professor of Bioengineering at University of California San Diego, where he co-directs the Institute for Neural Computation. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena in 1994, and previously held positions as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and Visiting Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. His research interests cover neuromorphic engineering, low-noise and low-power integrated biomedical instrumentation, neuron-silicon and brain-machine interfaces, computational and systems neuroscience, as well as learning and intelligent systems. He received the NSF Career Award in 1997, ONR Young Investigator Award in 1999, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2000. He serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Senior Editor for IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Journal of Emerging Topics in Circuits and Systems, and Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

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Wei Chen
University of Minnesota

Expertise: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), high-field magnetic resonance technology, brain metabolism, neuroenergetics

Dr. Chen is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.S. degree from Fudan University and his PhD degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He got his postdoctoral training at Yale University, then joined the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota in 1994 and became a full professor in 2002. His lab is one of leading research groups in developments of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) methodologies and applications of those advanced techniques for noninvasively studying brain and heart metabolism, bioenergetics and function. He has served as a PI for many NIH RO1 grants including past and active grants. Dr. Chen has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals and numerous conference proceedings. He has delivered many invited talks in other universities and international conferences.

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Paolo Dario
The Robotic Institute & Polo Sant’Anna Valdera Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Expertise: surgical robotics, micro-biorobotics, technologies for healthy living and active ageing, prosthetics, neuro-developmental bioengineering

Paolo Dario is Professor of Biomedical Robotics and Director of The BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy. He coordinates the PhD Program in BioRobotics at SSSA. His main research interests are in the fields of bio-robotics, medical robotics, bio-mechatronics and micro/nano biomedical engineering. He is the coordinator of many national and European projects and the author of more than 500 scientific papers. He has been and is Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board of many international journals, and the program chair and plenary invited speaker in many international conferences. Prof. Dario has served as President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in the years 2002-2003, he is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the European Society on Medical and Biological Engineering, and a recipient of many honors and awards, such as the Joseph Engelberger Award for Pioneer Research in Biomedical Robotics.

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J. Brian Fowlkes
University of Michigan

Expertise: diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic ultrasound, ultrasound contrast agent, cavitation

J. Brian Fowlkes is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Basic Radiological Sciences Division in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fowlkes received his B. S. degree in physics from the University of Central Arkansas in 1983, and his M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi in 1986 and 1988, respectively, both in physics. He came to the University of Michigan in 1988 where he is currently directing and conducting research in medical ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. He has over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 250 abstract presentations. Dr. Fowlkes is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering, the Acoustical Society of America and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

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Shangkai Gao
Tsinghua University

Expertise: Brain-computer interface, EEG, neuroimaging, Ultrasound

Prof. Shangkai Gao graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1970, and received the M.E. degree of biomedical engineering in 1982 from the same department of Tsinghua University. She is now a Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Tsinghua University. Her research interests include biomedical signal processing and medical imaging, especially the study of brain-computer interface. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). She is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Neural Engineering and Physiological Measurement, as well as a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering. Prof. Gao also serves as the Chair of Biomedical Electronics Society of Chinese Institute of Electronics.

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Craig Henriquez
Duke University

Expertise: Cardiac Modeling, Electrophysiology, Neural Engineering, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Defibrillation

Craig S. Henriquez received the B.S.E. degree in biomedical and electrical engineering and the PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, Durham NC in 1981 and 1988, respectively. He became an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 1991 and is currently Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and co-director of Duke’s Center of Neuroengineering. In 2002-2003, he was the Medtronics Visiting Professor of Virtual Electrophysiology in the Division of Cardiology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne Switzerland. His research interests focus on computational approaches in biomedicine with an emphasis on arrhythmias of the heart and neuroengineering. His work has been supported by NIH, NSF, AHA, DARPA and the Whitaker Foundation. Dr. Henriquez served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering and served on the publications committee for IEEE-EMBS and the steering committee for the IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience. He is a Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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Louis Lemieux
UCL Institute of Neurology

Expertise: neuroimaging, EEG; multimodal integration

Louis Lemieux, PhD., is professor of Physics Applied to Medicine at the UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom. Louis received his BSc in Physics from Université de Montréal, Canada, in 1982, MSc in Physics from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1984 and PhD in Physics from Université de Montréal, Canada, in 1990. He published his first ever peer-reviewed scientific article in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering based on his doctoral research. In 1990 he joined the newly reformed Epilepsy Research Group at the Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK as a postdoctoral research fellow on a project to devise multimodal image fusion solutions to assist the surgical team. In the mid-1990’s, the focus of his research gradually shifted to the application of multimodal functional imaging to localise and characterise epileptic networks in humans, for which he has received funding from the Medical Research Council, Action Medical Research, Epilepsy research UK and various other funding bodies. Of particular relevance are some of his contributions to the field of safety related to the introduction of EEG recording equipment in magnetic resonance imaging scanners. He has published more than 120 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He took up the chairmanship of the University College London Centre for Neuroimaging Techniques in 2001. He was promoted to professor in 2004 and was elected treasurer of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in 2008. He is a Clinical Scientist (UK Health Professions Council) and member of the Institute of Physics. Louis is member of the editorial board of four other international peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Jonathan C. Newell
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Expertise: Electrical Impedance Imaging, Impedance tomography, Impedance spectroscopy

Dr. Jonathan Newell is a Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer, and a Ph.D. in Physiology at the Albany Medical College. He has led a team of investigators developing Electrical Impedance Tomography or Spectroscopy for clinical use. The team has developed four generations of instruments since 1985, and applied them to the thorax for acute cardiopulmonary monitoring, and to the breast for cancer detection. Dr. Newell has made significant contributions to hardware and reconstruction algorithms that have had a significant impact on this field, reported in over 80 papers and 10 patents.

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Shuming Nie
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Expertise: Biomedical nanotechnology, molecular and cellular imaging, targeted cancer therapy, image-guided surgery

Professor Nie received his BS degree from Nankai University (China) in 1983, earned his MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University (1984-1990), and did postdoctoral research at both Georgia Tech and Stanford University (1990-1994). He is currently the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, with joint appointments in chemistry, materials science and engineering, and hematology and oncology. His research is in the areas of molecular engineering and nanotechnology, with a focus on bioconjugated nanoparticles for cancer molecular imaging, molecular profiling, and targeted therapy. He has published over 290 papers, patents, and book chapters, and his scholarly work has been cited more than 29,000 times. He has received many awards and honors including a Special Achievement Award in Nanomedicine from Nature (2012), the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award (2011), “Innovation of the Year” Award (Emory University, 2010), the Merck Award in Analytical Chemistry (2007), Elected Fellow of the AIMBE (2006), and the Rank Prize in Opto-electronics (London, UK, 2005).

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Alan V. Sahakian
Northwestern University

Expertise: Cardiac signal processing, medical electronics, bioinstrumentation

Alan V. Sahakian received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science, and the MSEE from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his graduate study he was also a Senior Electrical Engineer at Medtronic, Inc. His BS was in Applied Science and in Physics from the University of Wisconsin- Parkside. He is currently Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Academic Affiliate Staff at NorthShore University Healthsystem (Evanston Hospital). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AIMBE “for contributions to electrophysiology of atrial cardiac arrhythmias.” In addition to cardiac electrophysiology, his lab studies electromagnetic and photonic methods of medical imaging and diagnostics, non-contact patient monitoring and irreversible electroporation therapy for non-resectable tumors. His recent research is funded by the NIH, the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program and the DIA.

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Ichiro Sakuma
University of Tokyo

Expertise: Computer Aided Surgery, Medical robotics, Minimally invasive therapy, Medical devices, Electrophysiological mapping of heart

Ichiro Sakuma received the B.S., the M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in precision engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1982, 1984, and 1989, respectively. He was a research instructor at Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine from 1990 to 1991. He was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Denki University in 1992. He has been serving as a faculty member of the University of Tokyo since 1998. He is currently a Professor at Department of Bioengineering and Department of Precision Engineering, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He also serves as the director, Medical Device Development and Regulation Research Center in School of Engineering. His research interests include computer aided surgery, medical robotics, medical devises for minimally invasive therapies, cardiac electrophysiology, and regulatory sciences. He served as the President, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering from 2014 to 2016.

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Steven Wright
Texas A&M University

Expertise: Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, computational electromagnetics

Steven M. Wright (S’78–M’85-F’10) received the B.S. (highest honors), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana. From 1984–1988, he was an Engineer/Scientist for magnetic resonance imaging at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1988, where he established the Magnetic Resonance Systems Lab. He is the Wisenbaker Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is group leader for biomedical imaging. During the summer and fall of 2000, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His research interests are in the development of instrumentation and techniques for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy and in computational electromagnetics. Dr. Wright is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Yuan-Ting Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Expertise: Cardiovascular informatics, health informatics, medical devices, neuroengineering

Dr. Yuan-Ting Zhang is currently Director of Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Dr. Zhang serves concurrently the Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS).

Dr. Zhang has devoted much of his professional career to education and research in the interdisciplinary area that combines engineering and biomedicine. His research spans several fields, including wearable medical devices, body sensor networks, bio-THz technologies, bio-modeling, neural engineering, and cardiovascular health informatics, and is closely tied up to his teaching and publishing activities. He has authored/co-authored over 400 scientific publications, and filed 31 patents, some of which are being licensed to companies for commercialization.

Dr. Zhang served previously the Vice-President of the IEEE-EMBS in 2000-2001, served as the Technical Program Chair and the General Conference Chair of the 20th and 27th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conferences in 1998 and 2005, respectively. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, founding Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and IEEE Communication Magazine, and was selected as the recipient of the IEEE-EMBS outstanding service award in 2006. Dr. Zhang is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AIMBE and IAMBE.

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