EMB is pleased to introduce the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE-TNSRE, Dan Ferris. Dan is the Robert W. Adenbaum Professor & Senior Associate Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the neural control of human locomotion, and he is quite familiar with the breadth of research areas that fall under the scope of TNSRE. His role commences January 1, 2018 and he is already working with Paul Sajda, the current Editor-in-Chief, to ensure a smooth transition. We would like to thank Paul Sajda for his leadership of the journal over the past six years. We would also like to thank all of the candidates for the position – it was an outstanding pool of talented individuals.
Dr. Ferris will be joined by Kara McArthur as the new Managing Editor of TNSRE.
Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., is currently the Robert W. Adenbaum Professor of Engineering Innovation and Senior Associate Chair in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. He studies the neuromechanical control of human locomotion in health and disability. Most of his research currently focuses on bionic lower limb prostheses, robotic lower limb exoskeletons, and mobile brain imaging with high-density electroencephalography. Prior to joining the University of Florida in June 2017, he spent 16 years on the faculty at the University of Michigan. Prof. Ferris received his B.S. from the University of Central Florida in 1992, his M.S. from the University of Miami in 1994, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998. He also spent time as a post-doctoral researcher in the UCLA Department of Neurology from 1998 to 2000, and in the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering from 2000 to 2001. Dr. Ferris has published more than 85 peer-reviewed journal papers and has funded his laboratory with more than $13 million in external grants and contracts.
Kara McArthur is an American Medical Writers Association certified medical editor and writer. She has over 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing, including serving as founding managing editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and administrator of IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. Past positions include managing editor of Cambridge University Press’s International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care and director of communications for the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in sociology and completed graduate work in healthcare ethics, both at Rice University, and she currently serves on two IRBs, an oncology IRB and a community IRB in the Dominican Republic. She has over 20 peer-reviewed research publications. Her freelance work includes writing, editing, and evaluation research for national and international nonprofits.