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Dr. Dhawan. obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. His research interests lie in medical imaging, medical image analysis, point-of-care technologies, pattern recognition and computer-aided-diagnosis.
Dr. Heetderks received the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from The University of Michigan. He received the MD degree from the University of Miami and is certified in Internal Medicine. Before joining NIBIB he was at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke where he directed the neural prosthesis program.
Dr. Pavel is the Program Director of Smart Health and Wellbeing at the National Science Foundation. His current research is at the intersection of computational modeling of complex behaviors of biological systems, engineering, and cognitive science with a focus on information fusion, pattern recognition, augmented cognition, and the development of multimodal and perceptual human-computer interfaces.
Dr. Acharya was the chief architect of a new and innovative graduate program in bioengineering innovation and design that has attracted top engineering students, outside funding, and numerous awards. He also runs a program in global medical technology innovation, which focuses on developing appropriate healthcare technologies for resource-restrained customers globally.
Dr. Akay is the founding chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department and the John S. Dunn professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston. He currently serves on the advisory board of several international journals and on several NIH and NSF review panels.
Dr. Mairal is the Director, Global Exchange Programs, Stanford University. He is a Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Orbees Medical, a consulting firm serving medical device industry in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations and is a Charter Member at EPPIC.
Prof. Wheeler’s research interests lie in the application of electrical engineering methodologies to neuroscience. His work influenced the development of neural spike sorting technologies, demonstrated that microelectrode array recording from brain slices was possible and productive, and has been a leader in the development of lithography to control cells, especially neurons, in culture.
Dr. Dacso holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (BA, MA 1972), Baylor College of Medicine (MD 1975), University of Texas (MPH, 1980) and Pepperdine University (MBA 1990). Dr. Dacso’s research and development focuses on new technologies that integrate information and support for patients with chronic disease, particularly in under-resourced communities. Current work includes remote patient monitoring systems for congestive heart failure, asthma, exercise, and diabetes.
Dr. Sunder is a Senior Consultant and Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon at the Apollo Group of Hospitals, Chennai. He is interested in predictive health analysis and pattern recognition and is involved in updating the electronic medical records and hospital information systems at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
Prof. Lovell is currently at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering UNSW where he holds a position of Scientia Professor. His research work has covered areas of expertise ranging from cardiac modeling, telehealth technologies, biological signal processing, and visual prosthesis design.
Mr. Gerber is the Senior R&D director for Medtronic India. He is the Core Team Leader (program general manager) for complex neurostimulation systems and new therapy development. His specialties include strategy development, program management, therapy and product development, merging science and business, general management, intellectual property and strategic problem solving.
Mr. Shah is the Vice President, South Asia and Managing Director, India Medtronic. He joined Medtronic as the Managing Director of India Medtronic in October, 2004. Mr. Shah has over 28 years’ experience in leadership, sales & marketing and corporate planning positions in Healthcare, Specialty Chemicals, Telecommunications and Petrochemicals.
Dr. Senthilvel is Subject Matter Expert and Industry Solutions Leader, Healthcare and Public Sector, IBM India. He serves as a member of the industry experts panel in defining curriculum and conducting train-the-trainer programs in healthcare and bio-informatics and pharmaceutical biotechnology at various Indian engineering universities.
Dr. Wang is a tenured associate professor in The Wallace H. Coulter Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Department at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Wang’s research interest is biomedical and health informatics such as clinical biomarker identification using –omic and next generation sequencing; molecular imaging informatics; therapeutics modeling for nanomedicine; and data analytics of personal health record for prevention.
Dr. Bhargava is one of the foremost leaders in biomedical innovation, public health, medical education and medical research in India. He is currently developing the Chest Compression Device for Sudden Cardiac Death patients, funded by the Wellcome Trust. He is also providing leadership for a creative disease prevention, early detection and transport system for sick cardiac patients.