Posts Categorized: March 2013

March 2013 eNewsletter

Featured Interview – Jerrold L. Vitek

Dr. Jerrold L. Vitek is a Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. He has worked extensively in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation. We interviewed him last year at the first IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference, …

The Landscape of IEEE Standards for eHealth

By Bill Ash and Sam Sciacca
Standards comprise a prime vehicle through which IEEE advances technology to the marketplace for the benefit of humanity. In no technology area is the value of standards more evident than in the quickly evolving space of eHealth.

The March Newsletter in Summary

By Nitish Thakor
This month we bring you a video clip and three articles we think you will find interesting and rewarding. Deep brain stimulation is beginning to bring life-changing benefits to victims of Parkinsons disease and other neurological disorders. In an interview, Dr. Jerrold Vitek, …

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March 2013 Contributors

Nitish V. ThakorNitish V. Thakor is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for neurotechnology, SiNAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. Read more

Jerrold L. VitekJerrold L. Vitek is Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Vitek received his medical degree as well as a doctorate of neurophysiology... Read more

Subhas MukhopadhyaySubhas Mukhopadhyay graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India with a Gold medal and received the... Read more

Nagender SuryadevaraNagender Suryadevara received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India in 1996... Read more

Dinesh KumarDinesh Kumar graduated from IIT Madras, and later did his PhD from IIT and AIIMS, Delhi. After a successful stint in starting and running a high-tech venture... Read more

Bill AshBill Ash is Strategic Program Manager for the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). He received his BSEE from Rutgers University School of the Engineering. Read more

Samuel SciaccaSamuel Sciacca is CEO of SCS Consulting, LLC. He is a registered Professional Engineer and an active Senior Member in IEEE and the IEC in the areas of utility automation... Read more