Butera Named as IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer



Robert J. Butera

Robert J. Butera has been named as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) for a two-year term, which began on January 1, 2018 and will end on December 31, 2019.

The areas in which Butera will present lectures include bioelectric medicine, electrophysiology, nerve stimulation, computational neuroscience, and the maker movement and problem-based learning.

A member of the Georgia Tech faculty since 1999, Butera is the associate dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Engineering. He is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and holds a joint appointment in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Prior to joining the Dean’s Office, Butera led the Neural Engineering Center from 2014-2016 and served as founding faculty director of the Grand Challenges Living Learning Community from 2012-2015. He is a member of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and is a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program; he served as the program’s director from 2005-2008. 

Butera is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he is the vice president for publications for IEEE EMBS.

Calhoun Tapped for IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Award



Vince Calhoun

Vince Calhoun has been chosen as the recipient of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Achievement Award. Calhoun is receiving this award “for contributions to data-driven processing of multimodal brain imaging and genetic data.”

Calhoun and his research team have developed data-driven approaches to combine or “fuse” multimodal brain imaging and genomics data, such as structural and functional MRI and single nucleotide polymorphism data. They are using these approaches to extract biological fingerprints of healthy and disordered brains resulting from conditions such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. These approaches are also being used to develop predictors of brain disorder, treatment response, and other measures with a goal of moving toward biology-based markers of illness. 

Calhoun is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and the founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) at Georgia State University. TReNDS is a tri-institutional effort among Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Emory University. Effective July 1, Calhoun will also lead the Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI). He holds faculty appointments in Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.


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