Donna Hudson received her Ph.D. from UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (1981) and has been on the Faculty of University of California since then. She is currently Director of Academic Research and Technology at University of California, San Francisco, Professor of Clinical and Translational Informatics (UCSF) and Professor, Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley/UCSF. She is on the Executive Committees of Biological and Medical Informatics and CTI Graduate Groups at UCSF. She is past-president of the International Society for Computers and Their Applications and Vice-President of the World Academy of Biotechnology. Dr. Hudson has over 230 refereed publications in the areas of computer-assisted medical decision making, biosignal analysis, neural network modeling, telemedicine for home healthcare, and complex analysis of biomedical data applied to cardiology, neurology, and cancer diagnosis and prognosis. She is an IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.