Nitish V. Thakor (F’1994) is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Provost Chair Professor at National University of Singapore, and also the Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore. His expertise is in the field of Neurotechnology and Medical Instrumentation. He is an author of more than 260 refereed journal papers, a dozen patents, and co-founder of 3 companies. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, and was the Editor in Chief of IEEE TNSRE from 2005-2011. Dr. Thakor is a recipient of a Research Career Development Award from NIH, a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the NSF, and is a Fellow of the AIMBE, IEEE, Founding Fellow of BMES, and Fellow of IFMBE. He chaired the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges International Conference in Singapore in 2013 and helps edit the IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter. He is a recipient of the award of Technical Excellence in Neuroengineering from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Centennial Medal from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering.