Symposium Overview

Welcome to the Neuromodulation Symposium organized by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. Neuromodulation is a rapidly-growing field, encompassing a wide spectrum of implantable and non-invasive technology-based approaches for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Advancing the field of neuromodulation represents challenges to developing engineering methodologies, understanding mechanisms of neuromodulation at cellular and systems levels, clinical application to treat patients, as well as regulatory process. This symposium is aimed at bringing together basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial practitioners and entrepreneurs to discuss challenges and opportunities in neuromodulation. The symposium will consist of plenary presentations by leaders in academia, industry and government, and poster presentations to exchange ideas in this exciting field. The Symposium will be held immediately following the Design of Medical Devices Conference. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis on April 10-11, 2014.

 
Symposium Information
Symposium Chair
 Bin He, Ph.D.
Director of Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine
University of Minnesota
Contact Information
   Email: neuromod@umn.edu Phone: 612-626-5493
 

 

 

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Bin He
     Dr. Bin He is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he also serves as Associate Director for Research of Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Director of Center for Neuroengineering, Director of NSF IGERT Training Program in Neuroengineering, and Director of NIH Training Program in Neuroimaging. Dr. He's major research interests include neuroengineering and functional biomedical imaging. He has made significant original contributions to electrophysiological neuroimaging, multimodal functional neuroimaging, brain-computer interface, and cardiac electrophysiological tomography. Dr. He and his colleagues have pioneered the early development of anatomically constrained EEG source imaging and localization by means of the boundary element method, made significant contributions to novel methodologies of imaging spontaneous brain activity, and to the integrated EEG-fMRI neuroimaging methods. His lab has also made significant contributions to noninvasive EEG based brain-computer interface, and demonstrated for the first time the ability for human subjects to control flight of a virtual and real drone using noninvasive brain waves. His work has been featured by ABC News, Washington Post, Scientific American, Economist, and Fox News, among others. Dr. He has published over 180 peer reviewed journal articles and delivered over 250 keynote, plenary and invited talks and seminars in international conferences and institutions worldwide. He served as the President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2009-2010), International Society for Functional Source Imaging (2007-2008), and International Society for Bioelectromagnetism (2002-2005). He was the Conference Chair of the 31st Annual International Conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2009) and Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE EMBS Forum on Grand Challenges in Neuroengineering. Dr. He is a Fellow of IEEE, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Institute of Physics, and International Society for Functional Source Imaging. He co-chairs IEEE Life Sciences Project Team and has been appointed as the incoming Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2013-2015).