Dr. Tushar Kanti Bera obtained his B.E. and M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Bengal, India in 2000 and the University of Calcutta, India in 2003 respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in the field of “Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging and Instrumentation)” from the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics (AIP), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India in 2012. After successfully completing his postdoctoral research works from the Yonsei University, South Korea and KAUST, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Bera is presently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate II at the University of Arizona, USA. The research interests of Dr. Bera includes electrical impedance and ultrasound-based noninvasive tissue characterization and health monitoring techniques such as “Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Electrical Impedance Cardiography (ICG), Ultrasound Imaging and Acoustoelectric Imaging (AEI). During his past research tenure, he has majorly worked on the design and development of “Instrumentation, Sensing, Signal Processing, Data Acquisition, and Image Reconstruction. He has experience in developing hardware and surfaces for advanced biomedical research. Dr. Bera has obtained a number of research publications including 5 book chapters, 32 peer-reviewed journal papers, 33 conference papers, 3 theses and a number of abstracts and technical reports. In his academic career, Dr. Bera has got more than 25 academic awards, achievements, and honors including DST Fast Track Young Scientist Project Award from the Govt. of India. He is also working as the editorial board members and the reviewers of several international journals. He has been the member of a number of scientific organizations as well as the member of the technical committee of several international conferences and symposiums. During his academic career, Dr. Bera has also worked as the Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT), Visiting Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Yonsei University, South Korea and as an Associate Professor at the BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE), India
Name: Tushar Kanti Bera
Mini-Course 1 – Fundamentals of a Data Acquisition System for Bioelectrical Impedance Measurements: A Discussion on the Hardware and Software (Download Here)
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Dr. Uwe F. Pliquett received the diploma degree in electronic instrumentation and the Dr.-Ing. degree in measurement techniques in 1988 and 1991, respectively, from the Engineering College Mittweida, Germany. From 1993 to 1996 he was postdoctoral fellow at MIT, Cambridge, MA, working on transdermal drug delivery mediated by pulsed electric field. He continued the work on electroporation and bio-impedance measurements in Bielefeld where he received the habilitation in 2000. During 2005 he worked at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, for investigation of changes in biological material due to the application of pulsed electric field. In 2006 he joined the Institut für Bioprozess- und Analysenmesstechnik, Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany, where he is currently working on characterization and manipulation of biological material using electrical and optical methods.
Name: Uwe Pliquett
Mini-Course 2 – Fast impedance spectroscopy using minimalistic hardware (Download here)
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Franco Simini is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where he founded 1985 the “Núcleo de Ingeniería Biomédica”, joint project of the Medical and Engineering Faculties. Part of the team that designed the first “stored program” telex switching exchanges for National Telecom ANTEL since 1978, Simini is designer of pioneering Perinatal Information System (SIP) to record pregnancies and births in the Americas for PAHO/WHO since 1982. Active in Technology Transfer, Simini has directed 130 students in Biomedical Engineering instrumentation/medical informatics projects and master´s theses, created 9 courses, holds two medical applications patents, signed over one hundred publications and published two books. Founder and member of the first board (2008-2013) of the “Espacio Interdisciplinario” to foster interdisciplinarity, IEEE Senior Member Simini was Bioimpedance Congress CLABIO2015 chairman, is organizing SABI 2020, Biomedical Engineering Congres, and is active in University government and University outreach.
Name: Franco Simini
Mini-Course 3 – Low cost applications of BIA, EIS & EIT (Download here)
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Doctor CAGC initially graduated as a computer programmer in 1988 and, later (1991), in Human Medicine at his home university (Universidad de Caldas, UC), where he began to work as assistant Lecturer in 1994 and is still working, now as a Tenure Lecturer on Medical Physics. He graduated as a PhD from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2001, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Brian H Brown, Prof. Rod Smallwood and Prof. Khandu H Bardhan. In 2002-2003 he continued to work with them as an Invited Lecturer and then returned to his work at UC. Due to different circumstances, he was away from his work on EI, but reassumed it about 10 years later. In 2009 he created a PhD Program on Biomedical Science as a collaborative project in network with 3 other universities from his region, known as the Colombian Coffee Region. At present, he is the Director of this program at the UC, and leader of the Electrical Bioimpedance Research Group (GruBIE) at UC. His main area of interest is now the clinical application of electrical bio-impedance spectroscopy (EBIS) and is working on a project to create a Latin-American Research Center on the Application of EBIS to research in Chronic Non-Communicable diseases, with especial emphasis in overweight and cancer.
Name: Carlos Augusto González-Correa
Mini-Course 3 – Basics of Electrical Impedance in Human Medicine (Download here)
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