Posts Categorized: October 2014

October 2014 eNewsletter

The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

By Bruce Wheeler
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the oldest, largest and most global biomedical engineering society, with over 9000 members and 200 chapters world wide. It sponsors or co-sponsors 12 academic journals, with its flagship Transactions on Biomedical Engineering being …

eHealth Activities in the IEEE Communications Society

By Hsi-Pin Ma1, Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, and Nazim Agoulmine
Within the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the Technical Committee on eHealth ( plays an important role in addressing challenges in health management and healthcare using information and communication technology (ICT).

IEEE and the Life Sciences – What’s the Connection?

By Donna L. Hudson
The newly-formed IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC) will emphasize the broad spectrum of IEEE health-related activities to IEEE members and to the general public. It will also help build collaboration and communication among IEEE societies making contributions in the Life Sciences.


By Michael Neuman
Welcome to the October 2014 issue of the IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter. By way introduction, I am Michael Neuman, the newly appointed Editor in Chief of the Newsletter. I am a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, in Michigan’s …

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October 2014 Contributors

Michael R. NeumanMichael R. Neuman is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University. He received the PhD in electrical engineering in 1966 from Case Institute of Technology and the MD from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1974. His research interests are Biomedical sensors and instrumentation, Physiological measurements and perinatal medicine, Clinical applications of biomedical instrumentation, and Microfabrication technology. Read more

Donna HudsonDonna 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 an IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Read more

Hsi-Pin MaHsi-Pin Ma is an Associate Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He received his Ph. D. from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include communications system design and SoC implementation, power efficient/energy efficient signal processing, and biomedical signal processing and system applications. Read more

Joel Josè P. C. RodriguesJoel Josè P. C. Rodrigues (S'01, M'06, SM'06) is a professor in the Department of Informatics of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He received a PhD degree in informatics engineering from the University of Beira Interior. His main research interests include sensor networks, e-health, e-learning, vehicular delay-tolerant networks, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. Read more

Nazim AgoulmineNazim Agoulmine University of Èvry Val d'Essonne, France is a full professor at the University of Evry, France, and a WCU distinguished visiting professor at POSTECH, Korea. He is leading a research group on networking and multimedia systems (IBISC Laboratory) and is an area editor of International Journal on Computer Networks. He is a coauthor of three books in network architectures and management and a book on autonomic networks. His research interests include wired and wireless network management and control, autonomic networks, and sensor networks. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Read more

Bruce C. WheelerBruce C. Wheeler, Ph.D. is Professor of Biomedical Engineering, BME Dept., University of Florida and the President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University in 1981. Prof. Wheeler's research interests lie in the application of electrical engineering methodologies to neuroscience. Read more