Understanding, engineering, and interfacing with biological systems are among mankind's most important challenges, impacting numerous fields from basic science to health. Motivated by this larger vision, bioECE track is focused on the intersection of electrical and computer engineering with biology and medicine. It includes biomedical instrumentation, biophotonics, health informatics, bioinformatics, neural engineering, computational neuroscience, and synthetic biology. Associated faculty have expertise in diverse topics: cardiovascular instrumentation, neuroscience, neural engineering and the machine-brain interface, image and signal processing (feature extraction and diagnostic interpretation), health information technologies (data mining, electronic medical records analysis), VLSI biomedical circuits (biosensing, lab-on-a-chip), algorithms for large-scale genomic analysis, and molecular programming (engineering molecules that compute).

Subject areas:
  • Biomedical devices and instrumentation: Emily Porter, Nan Sun, Jon Valvano, Adela Ben-Yakar [Mech Eng]
  • Biomedical informatics (data mining, outcome prediction) / health information technologies (data collection and analysis): Alan Bovik, Joydeep Ghosh, Emily Porter, Ahmed Tewfik, Edison Thomaz, Haris Vikalo, Sriram Vishwanath, Mia Markey [Biomed Eng], Adela Ben-Yakar [Mech Eng]
  • Bioinformatics: Haris Vikalo, Joydeep Ghosh, Sriram Vishwanath
  • Medical Imaging: Alan Bovik, Emily Porter, Ahmed Tewfik
  • Neural information processing: Ahmed Tewfik, Ila Fiete [Neuroscience], Thibaud Taillefumier [Neuroscience + Mathematics], Ngoc Tran [Mathematics], Adela Ben-Yakar [Optical processing]
  • Molecular information processing: Andy Ellington [CSSB], David Soloveichik