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Bin HE

Trustee Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Neuroscience Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

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Dynamic imaging and localization of brain and cardiac rhythm disorders



Bin He is the Trustee Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of the Neuroscience Institute, and Professor by courtesy of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. He has made significant research and education contributions to the field of neuroengineering and biomedical imaging, including functional biomedical imaging, noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), and noninvasive neuromodulation. His pioneering research has helped transforming electroencephalography from a 1-dimensional detection technique to 3-dimensional neuroimaging modality. His lab demonstrated for the first time for humans to fly a drone and control a robotic arm just by thinking about it using a noninvasive BCI. He has contributed significantly to neuroengineering education including editing the first textbook in Neural Engineering (1st Edition, 2005; 2nd Edition, 2013; 3rd Edition, 2020), and led multiple NIH and NSF training grants in neuroengineering.

Dr. He has received a number of awards including the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the IEEE BMBS William J Morlock Award, the Academic Career Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, NSF CAREER Award, among others. He is an elected Fellow of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and IEEE. Dr. He served as a Past President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the International Society for Functional Source Imaging, the International Society on Bioelectromagnetism, and as Chair of Publications Committee of AIMBE. Dr. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2013-2018, and during his tenure, the journal's impact factor has nearly doubled. Dr. He has served as the Chair of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering from 2018-2021. Dr. He has been a Member of NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group from 2014-2019.

From February 2018 to February 2020, Bin He served as the Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Over the three years, the department has made substantial progress - research expenditure increased by 60%, PhD student population increased by 50%, graduate underrepresented minority student population nearly doubled, and graduate program ranking increased from the top 26th to the 22nd to the 17th according to US News and World Report. In 2018, Dr. He founded the Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering series and chaired the first 3 Forums in 2018, 2019, and 2020, respectively.

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