UC San Diego, USA
Gert Cauwenberghs (S'89-M'94-SM'04-F'11) is Professor of Bioengineering and Co-Director of the Institute for Neural Computation at UC San Diego, La Jolla CA. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena in 1994, and was previously Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and Visiting Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He co-founded Cognionics Inc. and chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. His research focuses on micropower biomedical instrumentation, neuron-silicon and brain-machine interfaces, neuromorphic engineering, and adaptive intelligent systems. He received the NSF Career Award in 1997, ONR Young Investigator Award in 1999, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2000. He is a Francqui Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He served IEEE in a variety of roles including as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, as General Chair of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2011, San Diego), as Program Chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2012, San Diego), and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.