Texas ECE PhD student Hyoyoung Jeong was awarded a distinguished Silver Prize in the Bio Engineering & Life Science Division at the 24th Annual Samsung HumanTech Paper Awards. Out of approximately 2,000 papers, only the top 2% are selected for the Silver Prize. The Silver Prize winners receive approximately $10,000 in total for the student and their supervisor in prize money. The topic of Hyoyoung's awarded paper is "Battery-Free, Wireless, Multimodal Stretchable Electronic Tattoos Exploring a Modular Concept." He is supervised by Prof.
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).
• Biomedical devices and instrumentation: John Pearce, Jon Valvano, Nan Sun, Zhen Wang, Adela Ben-Yakar [Mech Eng]
• Biomedical informatics (data mining, outcome prediction) / health information technologies (data collection and analysis): Joydeep Ghosh, Edison Thomaz, Haris Vikalo, Ahmed Tewfik, Alan Bovik, Sriram Vishwanath, Mia Markey [Biomed Eng], Adela Ben-Yakar [Mech Eng]
• Bioinformatics: Haris Vikalo, Joydeep Ghosh, Sriram Vishwanath
• Medical Imaging: Ahmed Tewfik, Alan Bovik
• 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