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Jaakko MalmivuoJaakko Malmivuo, PhD

Aalto University, Finland
School of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
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Prof. Jaakko A. Malmivuo received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 1971 and 1976, respectively. From 1974 to 1976 he served as researcher at Stanford University.
In 1976 he was appointed as Associate Professor and in 1987-2010 Full Professor of Bioelectromagnetism at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. Since 2010 his main occupation has been Professor Emeritus at Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation. From 1992 he has been Director of the Ragnar Granit Institute. He has served as Visiting Professor at Technical University of Berlin (West) (1988), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1989), Sophia University, Tokyo (1993), University of Barcelona (2006), the University of Aizu, Japan (2012) and Helmholtz Institute at RWTH University, Aachen (2014). He has over 600 publications and he has cowritten with Robert Plonsey, (Bioelectromagnetism( (Oxford University Press, New York, 1995).
Dr. Malmivuo was President of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering in 19871990. He is Founder Member and was President of the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism 19951999. He is founder of the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism and was Editor in Chief 19992006.
In 2003 he was appointed Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, in 2007 Fellow IEEE, in 2008 Honorary Member of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering and in 2012 Fellow European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science.

Mickael TanterMickaël Tanter, PhD

French National Institute for Health and Medical Medical Research,
Institute Langevin, ESPCI, Paris, France





Prof. Mickaël Tanter is the director of Inserm laboratory “Wave Physics for Medicine” and Deputy Director of Langevin Institute at ESPCI, Paris, France. He is a world renowned expert in biomedical ultrasound and wave physics. He is the recipient of 40 international patents and the author of more than 220 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 2006, he co-founded Supersonic Imagine with M. Fink, J. Souquet and C. Cohen-Bacrie. Supersonic Imagine is an innovative French company positioned in the field of medical ultrasound imaging and therapy that launched in 2009 a revolutionary Ultrafast Ultrasound imaging platform called AixplorerTM with a unique real time shear wave imaging modality for cancer diagnosis (>140 employees, 152 M€ venture capital, and more than 1200 ultrafast scanners already sold worldwide). He co-invented several major innovations in Biomedical Ultrasound (Transient Elastography, Ultrafast Ultrasound, functional Ultrasound imaging of brain activity, deep Ultrasound Localization Microscopy). He received many national and international awards (among them the Honored Lecture of the Radiology Society of North America in 2012 and the Grand Prize of Medicine and Medical Research of Paris city). He was recently awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant to introduce fUltrasound imaging (functional imaging of brain activity) as a new full-fledged neuroimaging modality.


Richard FrayneRichard Frayne, PhD

Hopewell Professor of Brain Imaging
Departments of Radiology, and Clinical Neurosciences, Hotchkiss Brain
University of Calgary
Scientific Director, Seaman Family Centre, Foothills Medical Centre



Dr Richard Frayne is a Professor (with tenure) in the Departments of Radiology and Clinical Neuroscience, a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and an associate member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta ( LCIA ) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is also a Scientist at and the Scientific Director of the Seaman Family Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services. From 2000-2010, he was supported by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). From 2003-2013, he was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Image Sciences and, in 2010, he was appointed to the Hopewell Professorship in Brain Imaging.
Dr Frayne’s research interests are in the development and application of new imaging techniques in humans for the study, detection and treatment of neurovascular disease. Current specific interests include angiography, perfusion/permeability and quantitative iron imaging in stroke and small vessel disease, and applications of these and other imaging techniques to human clinical trials. Dr Frayne is also interested in advanced image reconstruction and signal processing strategies. Previously at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994-1999) he helped develop time-resolved contrast-enhanced MR angiography. He actively collaborates with other researchers, particularly in imaging of concussion, and epilepsy.
He holds a BASc (Electrical Engineering, 1989) from the University of Waterloo and PhD from the University of Western Ontario (Medical Biophysics, 1994). Dr Frayne has over 20 years experience in pursuing imaging research in a clinical research environment. He has over 130 published peer-reviewed publications, over 100 invited talks and over 350 scholarly presentations. In addition he has 20 international patents and has had technology successfully commercialized. He is very active in the training of high quality people and has trained >50 undergraduate students, 14 medical students, 15 MSc, 10 PhD and 10 post-doctoral fellows. He is on the Steering Committees for the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network (CAIN) and the Medical Imaging Trials Network of Canada (MITNEC). He directs the Training and Translation committees for both CAIN and MITNEC (see imagingkt.ca). Dr Frayne also directs the Calgary-based NSERC CREATE International and Industrial Imaging Training Program (I3T) Program.
The AHFMR (now AI-HS), Canadian Foundation for Innovation, CIHR, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The US National Institutes for Health, the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Whitaker Foundation, currently fund or have funded his research. In 2015, he received a 7-year Foundation Award from the CIHR to continue efforts in imaging aging, stroke, and small vessel disease.


Vicente Zarzoso

Vicente Zarzoso, PhD

Computer Science, Signals and Systems Laboratory of Sophia Antipolis (I3S, UMR 7271)
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS
Institut Universitaire de France



Prof. Vicente Zarzoso graduated with highest distinction in telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 1996. He began his Ph.D. studies at the University of Strachclyde, Glasgow, U.K. In 1999, he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K. He obtained the Habilitation to Lead Researches (HDR) from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), France, in 2009.
From 2000 to 2005, he held a Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering of the U.K. Since 2005, he has been with the I3S Laboratory, UNS, where he is a Full Professor and is currently responsible for the “Signal, Image and Systems” (SIS) research team. His research interests include statistical signal and array processing, with emphasis on multidimensional data analysis and signal separation, and its application to biomedical problems such as cardiac arrhythmia characterization. From 2010 to 2014, he led an ANR-funded Young Investigator’s project in collaboration with Monaco’s Princess Grace Hospital aiming at noninvasively predicting the outcome of the catheter ablation therapy for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia.
Dr. Zarzoso served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2011–2015) and has been a Program Committee Member of several international conferences. He was a Program Committee Chair of the 9th International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation (LVA/ICA-2010) and a keynote lecturer at the LVA/ICA-2015 Summer School. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France.



André KohnAndré Fabio Kohn, Ph.D.

Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo
Laboratório de Engenharia Biomédica, PTC
São Paulo, Brasil




André Fabio Kohn is a full Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Escola Politécnica (founded in 1893) of the University of São Paulo (USP). The Biomedical Engineering Laboratory does research and development in biomedical sensors and instrumentation, biomedical image and signal processing, respiratory engineering and quantitative neuroscience. This last field has been coordinated by Professor Kohn since its inception, with an emphasis on the neurophysiology of human sensorimotor systems, including studies of human postural control, spinal cord neurophysiology and stochastic resonance. In a parallel effort, a multi-scale mathematical model of a part of the human neuromuscular system has been developed and implemented in silico as a computer simulation software. The research conducted so far has striven to answer questions on human neuroscience and also to provide bases for studies of different pathologies and conditions (e.g., stroke, spinal cord injury, aging) as well as for training/rehabilitation methods.
Professor Kohn has supervised a large number of graduate and undergraduate students, has obtained grants from Brazilian funding agencies and has acted as consultant for these agencies, as well as a member of the CNPq Committee for Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from 1991 to 1993 and 2005 to 2007. He is a founding member of the Brazilian Society for Biomedical Engineering and an elected member of the Brazilian National Academy of Engineering. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Escola Politécnica, USP, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. He did research on the human spinal cord at the National Institutes of Health (USA). He presented several invited seminars both in Brazil as well as abroad (USA, UK, Canada, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, etc).


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Antonio Giannella Neto, PhD

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Programa de Engenharia Biomédica/COPPE
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil




Antonio Giannella-Neto is an Electronic Engineer (1971), MSc and DSc in Biomedical Engineering (1988). He is professor at the Biomedical Engineering Program of COPPE - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and researcher 1A of the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq). He works in Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on modeling of Biological Systems focusing on the study of the lung: lung mechanics, mechanical ventilation, gas exchange, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, monitoring in intensive care, cardiorespiratory interactions and performance tests of medical equipment in the pulmonary field. He is chief of the Pulmonary Engineering Laboratory from the Biomedical Engineering Program of COPPE-UFRJ. He was Founder and past-president of the Brazilian Biomedical Engineering Society.



Dejan Križaj, PhD

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics
Laboratory of Bioelectromagnetics
Ljubljana,  Slovenia

Prof. Dejan Križaj (29.11.1962, Kranj) has graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana in 1988. After graduation he continued his work at the faculty as a young researcher at the Laboratory for nonlinear elements. He investigated use of numerical methods for simulation of semiconductor structures and possible improvements of breakdown properties of planar structures. During Ph.D. studies he has been a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire d`Automatique ed d˙Analyse des Systemes du CNRS, in Toulouse, France. As a student he received the University award for students (Prešernova award) and won the first price at the students competition for IEEE 8 region. He continued his research work with a post doctoral research project on silicon detector for X-rays for medical applications where he developed one of the first side illuminated silicon X-ray detectors. He received a grant from Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Trste, Italy and worked on improvements of the technology of side effect X ray detectors. Since 1998 he is employed as a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. He teaches classes Fundamentals of electrical engineering I and II, Aplicative electromagnetics and Electromagnetics. Dr. Križaj is a head of the Laboratory for Bioelectromagnetics. His research interests include bioimpedance methods, biomedical micro sensors and numerical electromagnetics applied in the biomedical field.


Nicolas Pallikarakis, PhD

Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras,
Biomedical Technology Unit – BITU
School of Medicine
26500 Rio Patras, Greece

Nicolas Pallikarakis is Professor of Medical Physics and Director of the Postgraduate Program on Biomedical Technology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Patras, Greece. He also holds various key posts such as Head of the Biomedical Technology Unit (BITU) and Chairman of the Institute of Biomedical Technology (INBIT), an independent, non-profit Organization, contributing to the promotion of the Biomedical Engineering sector in Greece, since its establishment in 1991. His research interests include Medical Imaging and Simulation, Medical Instrumentation and Management of Medical Technology. He has been the Coordinator of more than 30 projects, approved and financed by European or Greek competitive programs regarding research and development. He has also been the Supervisor of more than 50 Master and 20 PhD theses. His research activities have been published in about 100 articles in international scientific journals and books of conference proceedings. He has also had active participation in more than 150 international conferences, seminars and workshops, often as an invited speaker, and has organized more than 40 scientific events held both in Greece and abroad. He is the author or coauthor of 3 scientific books, 2 specific studies and 3 educational / training software, editor or coeditor of 6 books and conference proceedings and peer reviewer of international scientific Journals and many Conference proceedings. He has actively participated in many EU and international activities related to Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics. Amongst them: He has been appointed as member to the CEN Health Forum, National representative in the Advanced Informatics in Medicine (AIM) and then the Health Telematics (HT) WGs of the DG XIII, Member of the Medical Devices Committee of the DG III, Member of the informal International Medical Device Group (IMDG) since 1985, Elected member of the Clinical Engineering Division Board of the IFMBE in 1991 and its Chairman for the period 1994-1997, Elected member and Chairman of the Healthcare Technology Assessment Division of the IFMBE in 2012, and Founding member of the EAMBES Fellows. Nicolas Pallikarakis is also Professor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and an Elected Member of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE).



José Wilson M. Bassani, PhD

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of Campinas - UNICAMP
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José Wilson M. Bassani received his doctoral degree on Biomedical Engineering from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, in 1987. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Division of Biomedical Sciences at University of California Riverside, CA, USA (1990-1992) and at the Department of Physiology at Loyola University, Maywood, IL, USA (1992-1994), where he was appointed as Assistant Professor in 1992-1993. Since 1975 he has been a Faculty Member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of UNICAMP, where he is currently Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He has been a reviewer for renowned scientific journals, and taken part of scientific review committees of Brazilian governmental funding agencies. His general research area is Bioengineering with a special focus on electrical stimulation of the heart, cell biophysics and calcium transport in cardiac muscle. Dr. Bassani is a member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia Biomédica, the American Heart Association, the International Society for Heart Research, and of the American and Brazilian Biophysical Societies. Currently he is the Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering at UNICAMP.


MarioSanchesMário Antonio Sanches, PhD

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)





Post-doctor in bioethics at the Cathedra of Bioethics at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, in Madrid, Spain, with scholarship from CAPES/Carolina Foundation. Is doctor of theology, by EST/IEPG, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil. Master's degree in Social Anthropology from UFPR and licensed in Philosophy. Today he is Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Bioethics of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), productivity researcher at Fundação Araucária / Paraná and leader of the CNPs’ Research Group Theology and Bioethics. Member of the Scientific Committee of Bioethics’ Brazilian Society.