Vasilis NtziachristosTechnical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich
Prof. Ntziachristos (b. 1970) initially studied electrical engineering at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. After graduation, he transferred to the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his MSc. and PhD. He was assistant professor and Director of the Laboratory for Bio-Optics and Molecular Imaging at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, before being appointed to the Chair of Biological Imaging at TUM in 2007. The Chair is closely linked with the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich, of which Prof. Ntziachristos is Director.
Kenjiro Fukuda received his Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Tokyo in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, he worked at Yamagata University as an assistant professor, and then joined RIKEN, where he is currently a Senior research scientist in the thin-film device laboratory and emergent soft system research team, Center for Emergent Matter Science. From 2014 to 2018, he has also been a PRESTO researcher of the Japan Science and Technology Agency. His current research interests include organic transistors, flexible electronics, and printed electronics.
Haim AzhariTechnion-Israel Institute of Technology
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Prof. Haim Azhari, was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1955. He received his B.Sc in Mechanical Eng. from the Technion in 1977, his M.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Biomedical Eng. from Tel-Aviv University 1984, and his D.Sc. in Biomedical Eng. from The Technion in 1987. From 1987 to 1990 he was on the staff of the Technion Department of Biomedical Engineering in a postdoctoral position. Prof. Azhari then received a double appointment as an International Research Fellow in both the Dep.of Radiology and the Div. of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine USA, and was in the USA from 1990 to 1992. On his return in 1992 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in the Dep. of Biomedical Engineering Technion-IIT. From 1999-2000 he was on a Sabbatical leave at Harvard Medical School. Between 2011-2015, he was the president of the Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE). His Field of research is Medical imaging, which includes: Multimodal imaging. Application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound in medical imaging. Algorithms and methods for image reconstruction. Image processing, and information fusion and extraction from medical images. Image guided therapy.
Xiaojun ChenShanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Xiaojun Chen is with Institute of Biomedical Manufacturing, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. He received his Ph.D from SJTU in 2006, and then furthered his research as a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution until 2008. After that, he has been working at SJTU as assistant professor (2008-2010), associate professor (2010-2018), and full professor(2018-now). As a visiting professor, he had worked at the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Harvard Medical School (Oct 2011~ Oct 2012); the TIMC-IMAG lab, CNRS, France(Sep~Dec 2013); the OMFS-IMPATH lab, KU Leuven, Belgium(Jun~Aug 2015), and the CISTIB lab, the University of Sheffield, UK(Jun~ Aug 2016). His research focuses on computer assisted surgery, including medical image analysis, surgical navigation, VR/AR/MR technology in medicine, surgical robotics, etc. He is the author and co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, and delivered more than 20 lectures (5 invited plenary speeches) in the prestigious international conferences including CARS, IEEE-EMBC, IEEE-ITAB, CAI, etc. He is the PI of more than 30 research projects, including seven funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, and several international collaboration projects including PHC-Cai Yuanpei and Xu Guangqi Program (China-France), NSFC-RS Cooperation and Exchange Program (China-UK), NSFC-DFG Cooperation and Mobility Exchange Program (China-Germany), NSFC-STINT(China-Sweden), International Research and Exchange Project Funded by Shanghai municipal government (China-USA-Austria-Belgium), etc. His important academic responsibilities include a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (SCI Indexed, IF=2.155, Springer), Journal of Rehabilitation Robotics, Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, etc., a guest editor of Frontiers Robotics and AI and a scientific board member of the CAI (the International Academy of Computer Aided Implantology) academy and the DDS (the International Digital Dentistry Society). Since 2008, he has been a regular reviewer of MedIA, IEEE-TMI, IEEE-TBME, IEEE-JBHI, IEEE-TMECH, IJCARS, IJMRCAS, CMPB, CMIG, CAS, CMBBE, JIM, JMIHI, JHE, etc. He is also invited by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research(NWO) as an external reviewer. He was granted Second Prize of National Science & Technology Progress Award (2019), Chinese Society of Stomatology Science and Technology Award (2018), Scientific Chinese "Outstanding Young Scientist Award"(2017), Jiangsu Province Science & Technology Award (2017), China Medical Science and Technology Award (2016), Shanghai Science & Technology Award (2010), Shanghai Medical Science & Technology Award (2008). For his academic achievements, he has been included for the 2010 Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World. In May 2011, he was selected as one of the seven laureates of France Talent Innovation (FTI) Program launched by the Embassy of France in China, aiming to foster innovation and reinforce links between France and China.
Yuan-Ting ZhangCity University
Yuan-Ting Zhang is currently the Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. He was the Sensing System Architect in Health Technology at Apple Inc., California, USA, the Founding Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Founding Director of CAS-SIAT Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering. Professor Zhang dedicated his service to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 1994 to 2015 in the Department of Electronic Engineering, where he served as the first Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering and the founding Director of the Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Zhang is currently the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, a member of Local Reference Group for the MWLC of Karolinska Institutet, Chair of the Working Group for the development of IEEE 1708 Standard on Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices, a panel member of IEEE Medal on Healthcare Technology Award, and Chair/co-Chair for IEEE Summer Schools and Symposia On Medical Devices and Biosensors (MDBS) since 2002. Prof. Zhang was the Vice Preside of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS), the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. He served as Chair of 2016-2018 IEEE Award Committee in Biomedical Engineering, Chair of 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Advanced Health Informatics, Technical Program Committee Chair of EMBC’98 in Hong Kong, Conference Chair of EMBC’05 in Shanghai, International Committee Co-Chair of EMBC’07 in Lyon, International Committee Chair of EMBC’ 11 in Boston, International Committee Chair of EMBC’13 in Osaka, and Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of EMBC’17 in Jeju Island. He was invited to give over 300 talks at various international conferences worldwide including those at the First IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC in 2012, at the 40th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference (EMBC’18) in Hawaii in 2018, Earl Owen Lecture at SMIT-IBEC2018 in Korea, and at the 2019 Conference on Wearable Devices for Medical Diagnosis held at IIT in Israel. Prof. Zhang's research interests include cardiovascular health engineering, unobtrusive sensing and wearable devices, neural network modeling and pHealth technologies. He was selected consecutively on the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 lists of China’s Most Cited Researchers by Elsevier. He won a number of international awards including IEEE-EMBS best journal paper awards, IEEE-EMBS Outstanding Service Award, IEEE-SA 2014 Emerging Technology Award. Prof. Zhang was elected to be IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow & AIMBE Fellow for his contributions to the development of wearable and m-Health technologies in 2006 and 2007 respectively.