Members

Chair

Wong_SStephen T. Wong

John S. Dunn Sr. Presidential Distinguished Chair of Biomedical Engineering & Department Chair, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Director of Translational Research, Methodist Cancer Center
Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief Research Information Officer and Chief of Medical Physics, Houston Methodist Hospital

Email: stwong@houstonmethodist.org

Research Interests

Biomedical and Health Informatics (e.g. gene sequencing analysis, imaging informatics, mobile health informatics, etc.) for Precision Medicine; Big Data Approaches for Drug Repositioning and Disease Management; Dynamic Systems Modeling for Prediction (e.g. molecular pathway dynamics, cellular/tissue dynamics, whole body physiological dynamics); Label-free Molecular and Chemical Imaging for Diagnosis and Therapy; Image-guided Intervention; Stem Cell Medicine and Neuroregeneration


Vice Chair

Laine_AndrewAndrew Laine

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor and Department Chair, Columbia University

Email: laine@columbia.edu

Research Interests

Methods of medical image analysis: multi-resolution representations (wavelet applications), 4D cardiac ultrasound for measuring strain, and imaging informatics; identifying biomedical technology that satisfies clinically unmet needs, and transitioning these ideas into commercial products that will impact the quality of healthcare and save lives


Members

Akay_MetinMetin Akay

John S. Dunn Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor & Department Chair, University of Houston

Email: makay@uh.edu

Research Interests

Neuroengineering; Neural Informatics Lab; Developing an intelligent wearable system for monitoring motor functions in Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Patients and detecting coronary artery disease; Investigate the effect of nicotine on the dynamics of ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neural networks as well as the detection of coronary occlusions


Paolo_BonatoPaolo Bonato

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Associate Faculty Member, Harvard University
Member of the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Hovard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Email: Paolo_Bonato@hms.harvard.edu

Research Interests

Mobile Health; Wearable Sensors and Systems; Rehabilitation Robotics


Fortiadia_DimitriosDimitrios Fotiadis

Professor, University of Ioannina

Email: fotiadis@cc.uoi.gr

Research Interests

Multi-scale modeling of human tissues and organs; Processing of heterogeneous medical and genetic data for diagnosis and prognosis; Intelligent systems for patient monitoring and treatment; Wearable monitoring platforms; Bioinformatics; Medical image and signal processing


Jie_LiangJie Liang

Richard and Loan Hill Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Email: jliang@uic.edu

Research Interests

Theory and algorithms for probabilistic landscapes of stochastic networks and predicting disease cellular states; Computational models and algorithms for cell and tissue pattern formation; Computational models of cellular fates, stem cell and regenerative medicine; Protein structure and functions, diagnostics and therapeutics development; Membrane proteins and bionanopore design and health diagnostics; Chromosome folding and cancer disease mechanisms


McGrego_CCarolyn McGregor

Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics
Associate Dean of Research and Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong

Email: c.mcgregor@ieee.org

Research Interests

Big Data; Critical Care Health Informatics; Military Health Informatics; Analytics; Event stream processing; Temporal data stream data mining; Business process modelling; Patient journey modelling; Cloud computing


Konstantina_NikitaKonstantina Nikita

Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Email: knikita@ece.ntua.gr

Research Interests

Mobile health; Wearable, implantable and ingestible medical devices; Medical imaging; Biomedical signal and image processing; Biological systems modeling and control; Healthcare semantics and big data analysis; Intelligent healthcare systems; Medical decision support


bahram_parvinBahram Parvin

Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Email: B_Parvin@lbl.gov

Research Interests

Genomic imaging; Pathway pathology and big data; High content screening of multicellular systems; Screening and synthesis of molecular transporters


Pattichis_CConstantinos Pattichis

Professor, University of Cyprus

Email: pattichi@ucy.ac.cy

Research Interests

e-Health, m-Health, and e-Emergency Systems; Medical Image Analysis Systems (MRI, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Microscopy); Bio-signal Analysis Systems (Electromyography); Cardiovascular Informatics; Life Sciences Informatics


Misha_PavelMisha Pavel

Professor of Practice, Northeastern University

Email: pavelm@ccs.neu.edu

Research Interests

Behavioral Informatics – Monitoring, assessment , inference and intervention; Multi-scale computational modeling of cognitive processes & neural control of biomechanical systems; Human augmentation using model-based brain computer interfaces; Computer games & modeling for health and learning; Point of care health technology; Home care for healthy aging and non-communicative disease


Penders_JulienJulien Penders

Program Manager, Holst Centre/Imec

Email: julien.penders@imec-nl.nl

Research Interests

Body area network technologies, systems and applications; Translation of micro-electronics and wireless technology innovations into novel health and lifestyle applications; in particular integration of new circuits and technologies in wireless health prototypes, with a focus on miniaturization, ultra-low-power consumption, connectivity and wear-ability; Algorithms for bio-signal processing in body area networks, optimization for resource-constrained systems and their implementation in embedded processors; Deployment of technologies and prototypes in pilot studies for new health and lifestyle applications in remote environments; Convergence of bio-medical instrumentation, pharmacology and the ‘omics’ sciences, for improved healthcare


Zhang_YTYuan-Ting Zhang

Professor and Director, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS) at SIAT

Email: ytzhang@ee.chuhk.edu.hk

Research Interests

Wearable medical devices; Unobtrusive physiological measurements; Body sensor networks; Physiological modeling; Neural engineering; Cardiovascular health informatics; m-u-p-Heath technologies

Observers and Advisors


Sloane_ElliotElliot Sloane

Founder, President, and Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy

Email: ebsloane@drexel.edu

Research Interests

Electronic medical records, medical device interoperability, system of systems engineering, mHealth, eHealth, pHealth, uHealth, patient safety, regulatory compliance, standards, conformance testing, product safety, product certification, process engineering and re-engineering, project management, quality improvement, quality management, engineering management, medical device and record security and compliance, wireless in healthcare


Yang_GZGuang-Zhong Yang

Professor, Director and Founder, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London

Email: g.z.yang@imperial.ac.uk

Research Interests

Body sensor networks; Wearable and implantable sensors; Biomedical and health informatics; Big data analytics for sensor and imaging informatics; Medical imaging (cardiovascular MRI, biophotonics and surgical imaging, image guided intervention); Medical robotics (surgical robots, assistive/wearable robots, micro/nano robots, and brain-computer interfacing/perceptual docking)

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