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Event Chairs

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Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University
Portugal


Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approaches, with application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>


Hugo Gamboa
LIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon
Portugal
http://www.plux.info


Brief Bio
Hugo Gamboa founded Plux in 2007 together with 4 other partners and has grown the company from an individual research project to product medical device company with growing international sales and research seeking second round of financing. PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. His thesis entitled "Multi-Modal Behavioral Biometrics Based on HCI and Electrophysiology" presents new behavioral biometrics modalities which are an important contribute for the state-of-the-art in the field.). From 2000 to 2007 he was a Professor at Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, where he taught in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In recognition of his work by the European Biometric Forum, he was among the three finalists of the EBF Biometric Research Award 2007. In 2008 he was the winner of the Portuguese National Award “Futuras Promessas” ISA/Millennium BCP, granted to the best PhD thesis on Physics, Electronics, Informatics or Biomedical Engineering fields. ... More >>

 

BIODEVICES Program Chair


Ye Xuesong
Zhejiang University
China


Brief Bio
Professor Ye is a Ph.D. tutor in the College of Biomedical Enginnering and Instrument Science at Zhejiang University and a part-time professor of the School of Medicine Affiliated Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital of Zhejiang University. He is also the director of Zhejiang University Medical and Health Information Engineering Technology Research Institute, executive director of Zhejiang Intelligent Medical Equipment Manufacturing Innovation Center and deputy director of Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Endoscope Technology Research. Professor Ye received his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Zhejiang Unive rsity in 1997, and since then he served as a lecturer, associate professor (1999) and professor (2005) in the College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science at Zhejiang University. ... More >>

 

BIOIMAGING Program Chair


Filipe Soares
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
Portugal
https://www.fraunhofer.pt/


Brief Bio
Ph.D. Filipe Soares is a Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal Research Center for Assistive Information and Communication Solutions (AICOS), conducting research on computer vision and mobile development activities in the field of ICT4D, Retail, Precision Agriculture and mHealth, in particular in the topic of diabetic retinopathy. He received a Ph.D. with the highest honors in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal, in 2014. Filipe worked as a researcher in medical imaging at Siemens Healthcare, in the field of computer-aided detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, in a project for which he received the Siemens Innovation Award in 2012. He worked as a software engineer in telecommunications and embedded systems at Coriant (former Nokia Siemens Networks) during 2013. His main research areas are image processing, computer vision, machine learning, information retrieval, decision support systems, human computer interaction, embedded systems and software engineering. ... More >>

 

BIOINFORMATICS Program Chair


Elisabetta De Maria
Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, I3S
France


Brief Bio
Elisabetta De Maria holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Research areas: modeling of biological systems, formal methods of computer science.

 

BIOSIGNALS Program Chair


Pedro Gómez Vilda
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Spain


Brief Bio
Pedro Gómez Vilda received the M.Sc. degree in Communications Engineering in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1983. He is Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 1988. Currently he is the head of the Neuromorphic Speech Processing Laboratory at the Center for Biomedical Technology. His current research interests are biomedical signal processing, neurological disease detection and monitoring from speech and voice, cognitive speech processing, and speaker biometry.

 

HEALTHINF Program Chair


Federico Cabitza
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Italy


Brief Bio
Federico Cabitza is an Associated Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) where he teaches human-computer interaction and data visualization. Since 2016 he has also had an official research appointment with the Orthopaedics Institute IRCCS Galeazzi in Milano (Italy). His current research interests include socio-technical requirement analysis, IT (and AI) impact assessment, and the design of interactive systems in the Healthcare setting, especially decision support systems. He co-chaired International workshops (on Data Visualization in Healthcare and knowledge IT artifacts), conference tracks (on Socio-technical design at ECIS), conference programs (for the Italian Chapter of AIS) and special issues on impacted Journals (i.e., the Health Informatics Journal by SAGE, CSCW journal by Springer, and Program, By Emerald). He is stable PC member of several international conferences, and member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Translational Medicine and of the International Journal of Medical Informatics. He is author of more than 120 research publications to date, in international conference proceedings, edited books and scientific journals (also on JAMA). ... More >>

 

Doctoral Consortium Chair


Andres Diaz Lantada
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Spain


Brief Bio
Andrés Díaz Lantada is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Industrial Engineering School from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM). He finished his 6-year Industrial Engineering Degree in 2005 and his PhD Theses in 2009, which received Extraordinary PhD Award by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and 2nd PhD Award by the Council of Industrial Engineers of Madrid. His research interests are linked to the development of mechanical systems and biomedical devices with improved capabilities, thanks to the incorporation of smart materials, special geometries and complex functi onal surfaces and structures, mainly attainable by means of additive manufacturing processes. He is currently UPM Contact Researcher at the “European Virtual Institute of Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials”, UPM Leader at the “UBORA: Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education” project, funded by the EU H2020 programme within the “Support to policy and international cooperation” call, and Director of the UPM Product Development Laboratory. He has also led the research activities of UPM within the “TOMAX: Tool-less manufacturing of complex structures” project, funded by the EU H2020 programme within the “Factories of the future” call. He has directed 2PhD Theses and more than 100 MSc and BSc final degree theses. He has received the “UPM Teaching Innovation Award” in 2014, the “UPM Young Researcher Award” in 2014, and the “Medal to Researchers under 40” by the “Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering” in 2015. Since January 2016 he has the honour of being Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Engineering Education. His current research dedication is to the field of open-source medical devices for the democratization of medical technology, in connection with the UBORA community and with the UBORA e-infrastructure, and to the development of innovative teaching-learning methodologies in the biomedical engineering field. ... More >>

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