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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous BIOSTEC conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2024

Connected Sensors for Health and Autonomy    
Norbert Noury, University of Lyon, France

From Models to Knowledge: Fusing Multimodal Information from Physiological Data  
Anna Maria M. Bianchi, Depertment of Bioingeneering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

The Three Worlds of MRI    
Robert Turner, Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, United Kingdom

The Role of Sensing for Health and Well-being    
Juan C. Augusto, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, United Kingdom


2023

Towards the Virtual Human Simulator    
Giovanni Saggio, Electronics, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Academia and Industry: Partners in Leveraging Engineering, Science and Medicine for Clinical Translation  
Elazer Edelman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Ground-Truthing in the European Health Data Space    
Mireille Hildebrandt, Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Machine Learning Applied to Electronic Health Record Data: Opportunities and Challenges    
Riccardo Bellazzi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, Universita di Pavia, Italy


2022

Wirewalking over Two Medical AI Chasms: Results and Open Problems in Making "Valid AI" Also Useful in Medical Practice    
Federico Cabitza, Department of Informatics, Systemics and Communication, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi, Italy

On Trust and Trustworthiness of Interpretable AI Methods for Decision Support in Radiology
Katja Bühler, VRVis, Austria

Value-based Healthcare: Contributions from Biomedical Engineering  
Ana Rita Londral, Value for Health CoLAB, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal


2021

Capitalizing on Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Wearables, and Smartphones Towards Developing New Clinical Decision Support Tools for Frequent, Remote, Longitudinal Monitoring of Chronic Disorders    
Athanasios Tsanas, Usher Institute, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Psychological Perspectives and Challenges Towards Information Technology and Digital Health Interventions  
Thomas Ostermann, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany

ETERNITY: European Training Network on Electromagnetic Risks in Medical Technology    
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Democratizing Data-driven Healthcare    
Tiago Guerreiro, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


2020

Visualizing Health Data – From Fundamental Research to Successful Applications    
Roy Ruddle, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Patient Innovation - When Patients Innovate and Improve Their Lives    
Helena Canhão, CHRC, NOVA Medical School, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Uncertainty Modeling and Deep Learning Applied to Food Image Analysis    
Petia Radeva, Mathematics and Computer Science, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

AI in Medicine: "Lessons Learned" from the 70s to the Present Day and Needs for New Synergies and Professional Roles    
Silvana Quaglini, Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy


2019

Non-Invasive Disease Diagnosis using Wearable Sensing Technologies  
Hossam Haick, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Project based Learning and Biomedical Devices: The UBORA Approach towards an International Community of Developers Focused on Open Source Medical Devices
Andres Diaz Lantada, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Ehealth in Portugal and EU  
Henrique Martins, Faculdade de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal


2018

3D Interaction in Virtual Reality using Eyes, Hands, and Brain  
Anatole Lécuyer, Inria Rennes/IRISA, Hybrid Research Team, France

Designing for Self-management of Mental Ill-health - The Need to Extend Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Agenda  
Corina Sas, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Affordable Diagnostics with Biosignal Analysis  
Dinesh Kumar, Electrical And Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Australia

The New Paradigm of Industrial Design for Disability  
Maximiliano Romero, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy


2017

Brain-inspired Medical Image Analysis for Computer-aided Diagnosis  
Bart H. Romeny, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands

Designing for Somaesthetic Experiences - Focusing on Actuation Rather than Sensing?  
Kristina Höök, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

An Unobtrusive System to Measure, Assess, and Predict Cognitive Workload in Real-World Environments  
Bethany Bracken, Socio-Cognitive Systems, Charles River Analytics Inc., United States

Off-the-person ECG-based Biometric Recognition  
Hugo Plácido da Silva, IT- Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal


2016

Deep Learning in Medical Applications  
Hayit Greenspan, Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Virtual Humans - Challenges and Opportunities from a Psychological Perspective
Marcus Cheetham, Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Magnetically Guided Biomedical Micro- and Nanorobots  
Salvador I., Mechanical and Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland

Organic Bio-electronic Sensors for Ultra-sensitive Chiral Differential Detection  
Luisa Torsi, University of Bari "A. Moro", Italy


2015

Advances and Challenges in Dynamic Bioimage Analysis  
Erik Meijering, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

How to Cross the Border from R to D? - The Example of Conception of New Medical Devices    
Lionel Pazart, Tech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, France

Enchanted Objects - Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things    
David Rose, Independent Researcher, United States


2014

Managing Systems in Remote Monitoring - A Complex Challenge Turned into an Important Clinical Tool  
Mário Oliveira, Independent Researcher, Portugal

Of Bats and Men    
Patrick Flandrin, , France

Frontiers of Surgical Robotics    
Cesare Stefanini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

GWAS Across Space and Time - What Have We Learned?    
Arcadi Navarro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Image Analysis Challenges in Translational Molecular Imaging Research  
Boudewijn Lelieveldt, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands


2013

Voice as a Vehicular Tool to Organic and Neurological Disease Tracking: How Far we May Go?  
Pedro Gómez Vilda, Independent Researcher, Spain

Source Separation for Biomedical Signals: Blind or not Blind?    
Christian Jutten, Images and Signal,, France

The Present and Future of Devices for Neural Recording  
Adam Kampff, Independent Researcher, Portugal

All a Matter of Timing: Neuroscience and Neural Engineering of Abnormal Human Movement   
Richard Reilly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Multimodal Interfaces: Capture, Tracking and Recognition   
Vladimir Devyatkov, Department of Information systems and telecommunications, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation

Methodologies for Systems Medicine: Time to Join the Forces of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics  
Pietro Lio, Computer Laboratory , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


2012

SOMATOSENSORY IN BRAIN MACHINE INTERFACES  
José C. Príncipe, Ece, University of Florida, United States

THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIO IMAGING  
Richard Bayford, Natural Sciences, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

KINESIOLOGICAL ELECTROMYOGRAPHY - Applications and Challenges  
Jan Cabri, LIROMS - Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science, Luxembourg

CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY - Engineering and Medicine    
Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Physiology-Institute of Molecular Medicine- Faculty of Medicine- University of Lisbon, Portugal

BIOMEDICAL 2D AND 3D IMAGING - State of Art and Future Perspectives in Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Prosthesics and Forensic Medicine    
Franco Docchio, Dept. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Università degli studi di Brescia, Italy

NOVEL TRENDS IN MULTIMODAL IMAGING AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE  
Miguel Castelo-Branco, IBILI, University of Coimbra, Portugal


2011

CARDIOVASCULAR VARIABILITY SIGNALS - Towards a Quantitative Assessment of the Complexity of Autonomic Controlling Systems with Novel Application Tools  
Sergio Cerutti, Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

BIOSIGNALS AND INTERFACES  
Tanja Schultz, Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany

THE APPLICATION OF BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION FOR SENSORY-MOTOR RECOVERY AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT IN SPINAL CORD INJURED INDIVIDUALS  
Alberto Cliquet Jr, Electr.Engr. & Orthopedics, University of São Paulo & University of Campinas, Brazil

THE APPLICATION OF SIMULTANEOUS ACQUISITION OF EEG AND FUNCTIONAL MRI IN EPILEPSY  
Mário F. Secca, Departamento de Fisica, CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL, Portugal

MAKING MICROROBOTS MOVE  
Bradley Nelson, Independent Researcher, Switzerland

INFORMATICS-DRIVEN INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH  
Bruno Sobral, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, United States


2010

DATABASES AND ALGORITHMS FOR PATHWAY BIOINFORMATICS  
Peter D. Karp, , United States

HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS - A Demanding Perspective  
Rui C. Ferreira, Independent Researcher, Portugal

HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS - A Demanding Perspective
Rui César das Neves, Cerebro and Cardiovascular Diseases National Program, Directorate-General of Health, Portugal

MOLECULES TO DEVICES - The Role of Engineering in Next Generation Point of Care Tests  
Tony Cass, Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

PERSONAL HEALTH - The New Paradigm to make Sustainable the Health Care System  
Vicente Traver, Technologies for Health and Wellbeing, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain


2009

Technology for the Independent Living of People with Activity Limitations  
Pier L. Emiliani, Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara” (IFAC) , Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Pattern Recognition and Statistical Learning Techniques for Applications in Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Maciej Ogorzalek, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Cognitive Science Approach to Understanding Human-Computer Interaction in Medicine  
Vimla L. Patel, Independent Researcher, United States

Biosignals as an Advanced Man-Machine Interface  
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Biomedical Informatics: Its Scientific Evolution and Future Promise  
Edward H. Shortliffe, Arizona State University, United States


2008

Multivariate, Multiorgan and Multiscale Integration of Information in Biomedical Signal Processing
Sergio Cerutti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

ICT and Persons with Disabilities: The Solution or the Problem?  
Albert Cook, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada

The cancer informatics ecosystem: A case study in the accretion of federated systems based on service oriented architectures, semantic integration, and computing grids
David Hall, Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina, United States

From the Bench to the Bedside: The Role of Semantics in enabling the vision of Translational Medicine  
Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System, Clinical Informatics R&D, United States

Analysis and Models of Brain Epileptic Activities
Fernando Lopes da Silva, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Outthinking and Enhancing Biological Brains
Kevin Warwick, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom


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