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Alexandros Houssein

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New Content ItemAlexandros is an Editor for the BMC Series and the Editor of BMC Biomedical Engineering. He has worked on a range of life and health science journals, including BMC Cancer and BMC Microbiology. Before joining Springer Nature, Alexandros completed his PhD in biomedical engineering at Imperial College London, UK and then worked for The Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant. Alexandros’ interests were shaped early on during his undergraduate studies, through his work on trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, which developed his passion for medical devices. During his PhD, his main research focus was the development of bio-inspired electronic solutions to treat prominent diseases and disorders, ranging from endocrine gland dysfunctions to skin inflammation. He concurrently worked on pro-bono consulting projects on a range of industries, including the synthetic biology industry. Alexandros is also a contributor to the BMC series blog network.

Sang Yup Lee

Dr.-Sang-Yup-Lee-KAISTDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

Alan Lefor

LeforAlan Kawarai Lefor is Professor of Surgery at Jichi Medical University in Tochigi, Japan. He received the MD from SUNY Upstate Medical School (1982) and completed a residency in General Surgery (1989) and a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the NIH (1985-87). He received an MPH from UCLA (1999). He moved to his current position at Jichi Medical University in 2007 where his research interests are Surgical Oncology and Surgical Education.

He is the author of over 500 publications and 12 textbooks in English and Japanese. In March 2015, he received a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics from Tohoku University in Sendai Japan, with a dissertation entitled “Comparative Studies of Strong Gravitational Lens Models”, and is a Visiting Scientist at Tohoku University, continuing studies in astrophysics. 

He has served in the editorial board of BMC Cancer as Consulting Editor since 2017 and he is one of the founding Editors for BMC Biomedical Engineering, where he serves as Section Editor since 2018.

António Veloso

IMG_0296António Veloso is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon since 2010. He is Director of the Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory and Director of the PhD Program in Kinesiology at the Faculty of Human Kinetics since 2011. He has served as Vice Dean at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, between 2005-2009 and as Head of Sports and Health Department at the same institution from 2012 till 2016.

António served as President for the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics between 2005-2009, as member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports for three terms between 2005-2011 and more recently he served for 6 years as member of the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics, where he was responsible for the programs for the ISB affiliated societies, the ISB technical groups and also the ISB EDC country support programs.

António has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed academic journals and in congress proceedings. His research interests include the biomechanics of human movement, where he focuses on the development of experimental methodologies, including the modelling and simulation of mechanical loads on the musculoskeletal system.

He is one of the founding Editors for BMC Biomedical Engineering, where he serves as Section Editor since 2018.

Yong Wang

Yong WangYong Wang is Professor at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China. He is also a joint faculty member in the National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (NCMIS), CAS, China and since 2012 he is a visiting scholar in Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Operations Research and Control Theory from AMSS of CAS in 2005, his Master’s Degree in Operations Research and Control Theory from the Dalian University of Technology in 2002 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Inner Mongolia University in 1999.

He has authored more than 130 journal and conference papers and has served as Associate Editor for a number of leading international journals and societies, including BMC Cancer and BMC Research Notes. His current interests include optimisation, bioinformatics, machine learning, complex networks and systems biology.

He is one of the founding Editors for BMC Biomedical Engineering, where he serves as Section Editor since 2018.

Zhi Yang

Zhi YangZhi Yang is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota since 2015. From 2010 to 2015, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ophthalmology at the National University of Singapore. He received his PhD training (integrated bioelectronics & mathematical modeling) from Professor Wentai Liu and graduated in 2010. He has authored more than 70 journal and conference papers and holds 3 patents.

His research interests are in the areas of neural interfaces and neural signal processing, such as closed-loop neural modulation, large-scale recording and stimulation, autonomic recording and stimulation, and ultra-miniaturized bioelectronics. He is a passionate scientist and likes to see the bioelectronics in real clinical use. He works with like-minded students and collaborators.

He is one of the founding Editors for BMC Biomedical Engineering, where he serves as Section Editor since 2018.

Jong Chul Ye

Jong Chul YeJong Chul Ye is KAIST Endowed Chair Professor and Professor of the Dept. of Bio/Brain Engineering and Adjunct Professor at Dpt. of Mathematical Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Seoul National University, Korea, and the Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Before joining KAIST, he worked at Philips Research and GE Global Research in New York.

He has served as associate/senior editor, as international advisory board member and has been elected as member of various leading journals and international societies. He is/was on the organizing committee for IEEE Symp. on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2006, 1st ISMRM Workshop on Machine Learning 2018, and International BASP Frontiers Workshop 2019. He is/was a tutorial/keynote/plenary speaker in various conferences including ISBI, ISMRM, CT Meeting, MICCAI Workshop, IFMIA, etc.

His group was the first place winner of the 2009 Recon Challenge at the ISMRM workshop with k-t FOCUSS algorithm, the second winners at 2016 Low Dose CT Grand Challenge organized by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) with the world’s first deep learning algorithm for low-dose CT, and the third place winner for 2017 CVPR NTIRE challenge on example-based single image super-resolution. He was an advisor of student’s best paper awards (1st, and runner-up) at 2013 and 2016 IEEE Symp. on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI).

His current research interests include machine learning, compressed sensing and statistical signal processing for various image reconstruction problems in various medical and bioimaging modalities such as MRI, CT, optics, ultrasound imaging, PET, fNIRS, etc.

He is one of the founding Editors for BMC Biomedical Engineering, where he serves as Section Editor since 2018.

Dimitrios Zeugolis

Dimitrios ZeugolisDr. Dimitrios Zeugolis is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials) at NUI Galway. He has a PhD from the University of Northampton and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore. In 2007, he joined NUI Galway as a Government of Ireland Research Fellow. Since 2013, he is visiting Professor at TEI of Epirus, Greece.

He is Director of the Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL) and is a Principal Investigator at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at NUI Galway. He is President of Matrix Biology Ireland (MBI) society and member of various committees, councils and review boards. Dimitrios has authored >80 peer-reviewed articles, >400 peer-reviewed conference publications, 1 peer-reviewed book and 15 peer-reviewed book chapters and 2 patents.

He is one of the founding Editors for BMC Biomedical Engineering, where he serves as Section Editor since 2018.

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