Carnegie Mellon University


September 19, 2018

Bin He Elected Chair of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Professor Bin He has been elected Chair of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) for a three-year term beginning in summer 2018. He is the Department Head for Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Carnegie Mellon, with a joint appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is affiliated with CMU’s Center for Neural Basis in Cognition and heads the Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory within BME.

IAMBE — which is affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) — is composed of approximately 150 distinguished Fellows who have been recognized for their significant contributions to medical and biological engineering. Fellows are nominated to IAMBE by their peers, with nominations screened by the Academy’s Membership Committee. Election to membership is formalized in a voting process which includes all current IAMBE Fellows. He became an IAMBE Fellow in 2012. As IAMBE Chair, He will preside at all regular and special meetings, serve as Chair of the Governing Council, appoint IAMBE committee chairs, and call special meetings.

Professor He joined Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Biomedical Engineering as Professor and Department Head in February 2018. He has made significant original contributions to neuroimaging and neuromodulation, and brain-computer interface. His lab, funded by four NIH R01 grants, has been at the forefront of electrophysiological source imaging, noninvasive brain-computer interface, and neuromodulation using electrical, magnetic, and acoustic signals. His work demonstrating humans flying a drone or controlling a robotic arm using “thoughts” read by noninvasive technology has received considerable attention, and been featured in Nature, BBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. 

He is a Fellow of IEEE, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. From 2013 through 2018, He has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. During his tenure there, the journal’s impact factor has increased by 92 percent. He is a Past President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, International Society for Bioelectromagnetism, and International Society for Functional Source Imaging, and a Member of NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group.