(Adjunct Professor(Professor Titular), Center for Translational Biocmechanics, EPFL, Switzerland)
Director of the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM),EPFL
Kamiar Aminian received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1982, the Ph.D degree in biomedical engineering in 1989 and the Postgraduate degree on technical computing in 1993 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is currently Professor of medical instrumentation and the director of the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement in the Institute of Bioengineering of EPFL. His research interests include methodologies for human movement monitoring and analysis in real world conditions mainly based on wearable technologies and inertial sensors with emphasis on gait, physical activity and sport. His research aims to perform outcome evaluation in orthopaedics, to improve motor function and intervention programs in aging and patients with movement disorders and pain, and to identify metrics of performance in sport science.
Kamiar Aminian is a member of the International Society of Posture and Gait Research, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, the Prevention of fall Network Europe, the International Society of Biomechanics and the President of the 3D analysis of the human movement group. He is author or co-author of more than 350 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and presented at international conferences and holds 8 patents related to medical devices.
Professor Dr. Amir A. Amini
(Professor and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging, The University of Louisville)
Director of Medical Imaging Laboratory, The University of Louisville
Dr. Amini received his BS in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1983 at the age of 18 years old which is the youngest member of his graduating class. He received an MSE in Electrical Engineering (systems) in 1984 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1990. After Postdoctoral work in Biomedical Imaging at Yale University he was on Yale faculty for 4 years. He then joined Washington University to establish his own laboratory where he stayed for 10 years. He joined the University of Louisville Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 2006 as Endowed Chair in Bioimaging and full professor with support from the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust. Dr. Amini has participated on the scientific program committee of numerous conferences and workshops in the area of medical imaging and image analysis. He served as the general chair of SPIE Medical Imaging Conference on Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images between 2002-2006 and was the general co-chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium in February of 2007. He is also on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and computerized medical imaging and graphics. Dr. Amini's research interests are focused on medical imaging and biomedical image processing and analysis. Areas of interest include cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary imaging and image analysis.He has receive support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Foundation and the BJH Foundation.
Professor Dr. Feng Xu
(School of Life Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China)
Visiting Research Associate Professor, University of Houston
Feng Xu received his B.S. in both Thermal & Power Engineering and Industry Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2001. He got his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering in 2008 from Cambridge University, UK. During 2008-2011, Dr. Xu worked as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Health Science & Technology (HST). Dr. Xu found the first interdisciplinary biomedical engineering center of Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU Bioinspired Engineering & Biomechanics Center) with Prof.Tian Jian Lu in 2007 and is the co-founding director of the center. Currently, Dr. Xu is a full professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University. He was also awarded for the China Young 1000-Talent Program, Shaanxi
100-Talent Program, and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. In 2011,Dr. Xu is also selected as the Vice Chairman of International Cooperation Committee of Chinese Society of Mechanics. In 2013, Dr. Xu is also invited as a Visiting Research Associate Professor at Houston University and Visiting Professor at University of Malaya. Dr. Xu’s current research aims at advancing human health through academic excellence in education and research that integrates engineering, science biology and medicine with focus on Bio-thermomechanics,Engineering of Cell Microenvironment, and Point-of-Care Technologies. Dr. Xu was invited as Special Issue Guest Editors for Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A in 2009, for Biotechnology Journal in 2011 and for Biofabrication in 2014. Dr. Xu is an associate editor for ASME book series Biomedical and Nanomedical Technologies (B&NT), an associate editor for Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, an editor for Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, and a reviewer for more than 40 international journals. Dr. Xu has also organized and co-chaired several international conference and workshops, including International Workshop on Bioengineering and Biomechanics 2010 (Bio-2010), 18th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (2012), and US NSF – China NSF Joint Junior Biophysics Workshop (2012).