Dorin Panescu, Ph.D., is Senior Director for New Product Development with Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA. Intuitive Surgical is the maker of the da Vinci surgical robots. Dr. Panescu’s research interests focus on devices for cardiac diagnosis and therapy delivery. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He held various offices with the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), such as Chair of the Industry Relations Committee and past Chair of the Therapeutic Systems and Technologies Technical Committee. Dr. Panescu is the recipient of the 2002 IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award and of the 2009 IEEE EMBS Professional Career Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and 2012-2013 EMBS Distinguished Lecturer.
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