BHI 2012
Hong Kong, Shenzhen
5-7 Jan 2012
IEEE-EMBS International Conference on
Biomedical and Health Informatics
"Global Grand Challenge of Health Informatics"

Invited Speakers

(Order Alphabetically)

Invited Keynote Speaker

Xian-En Zhang

"Development of Medical Devices: China's Perspectives"

  • Director General, Basic Research Department
    Ministry of Science & Technology, China

Bruce Wheeler

"Grand Challenge in Neural Engineering: Can We Forward Engineer a Living Brain?"

  • IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
  • Professor & Interim Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department,
    University of Florida, USA
  • Editor in Chief, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering

Morteza Naghavi

"Eradicating Heart Attacks with Screening for Early Detection and Treatment of Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis: The SHAPE Initiative"

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Fairway Medical Technologies, USA
  • Chairman, Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE)

G. Z. Yang

"Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging: from Morphology to Function"

  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, IET Fellow
  • Director and Co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and
    Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI)
  • Director and Founder of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image
    Computing Laboratory
  • Chairman of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing
  • Imperial College London, UK

Invited Speakers and Panelists

Metin Akay

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, USA
  • Editor-in-Chief, Biomedical Engineering Book Series

Robert Butera

"Real-time interaction between computer simulations and electrophysiological experiments: A novel paradigm for biological experiments"

  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Faculty Director of Graduate Studies, Georgia Tech
  • Vice President of IEEE-EMBS (Finances)
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2007-2010)

Semahat S. Demir

"International Collaborations"

  • AIMBE Fellow
  • Program Director, Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • National Science Foundation

Atam P. Dhawan

"Biomedical Optical Imaging Technologies for Clinical and Personalized
Healthcare Applications"

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Distinguished Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Bin He

  • IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
    University of Minnesota, USA
  • Director, Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory
  • Director, Center for Neuroengineering
  • Director, NIH Training Program in Neuroimaging
  • Past President, IEEE-EMBS (2011)

Michael P. Hughes

"DEP-Well: a new technique for electrophysiology"

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Division of Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Surrey, UK
  • Editor in Chief, IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience

Andrew Laine

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology,
    Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, USA
  • Vice President, IEEE-EMBS (Publications)

Z. P. Liang

  • IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, ISMRM Fellow
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Co-chair, Integrative Imaging Theme, Beckman Institute
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • President, IEEE-EMBS (2011-2012)

Ratko Magjarević

"Personalized System for Remote Health Monitoring and Care"

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Chair, Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • President-Elect, Int'l Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering(IFMBE)

Michael R. Neuman

"Information for Informatics: Cardiac Biophysical Monitoring"

  • Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
    Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Editor in Chief, IEEE Pulse

Shuming Nie

  • AIMBE Fellow
  • The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Professor,
    Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Director for Emory-Georgia Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Center

X. C. Pan

  • Fellow of AIMBE, IEEE, OSA, SPIE
  • Professor of Radiology, Radiation and Cellular Oncology,
    The University of Chicago, USA
  • Committee on Medical Physics, and the Cancer Research Center at The University of Chicago

José C. Príncipe

"Somatosensory BMIs"

  • IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
  • BellSouth Professor, University of Florida, USA
  • Director of Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory
  • Editor in Chief, IEEE Reviews on Biomedical Engineering
  • Past President of the International Neural Network Society
  • Past Editor-in-Chief, Trans. of Biomedical Engineering

Christian Roux

"Retrieval of Information in Medical Image Databases"

  • IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
  • Dean, Research with TELECOM Bretagne, France
  • Past President, IEEE-EMBS (2000-2002)

Milan Sonka

"Quantitative assessment of the extent and severity of vascular disease"

  • IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
  • Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
    Professor of Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences,
    and Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences, The University of Iowa, USA
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging

May D. Wang

"Translational Biomedical and Health Informatics for
Personalized Healthcare
Biomarker Pipeline and Molecular Tissue Imaging Informatics Tool TissueWiki "

  • Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
    School of Medicine, USA
  • Director of Biocomputing and Bioinformatics Core in Emory-Georgia
    Tech Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
  • Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar

Gudrun Zahlmann

"What can imaging contribute to drug development?"

  • Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Switzerland
  • Vice President of IEEE-EMBS (Member & Student)

Y. T. Zhang

  • IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
  • Head, Division of Biomedical Engineering
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Director, Key Lab for Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (HI-CAS)
  • Director, CAS-SIAT Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering (IBHE)
  • Editor in Chief, IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine

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