Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Professor Karl Åström, director of AIML, Lund University, Sweden

“AI and Machine Learning – the future in medical diagnostics?”

Dr. Rajmund Mokso, MedMAX, MAX-IV, Lund University, Sweden

“Synchrotron based imaging of molecules, cells and tissues”

Professor Pablo Laguna, Zaragoza University, Spain

“Physiologically driven biomedical signal prosessing”

Pablo Laguna is Full Professor of Signal Processing and Communications in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Engineering School, where he has being vice-dean for international relation (1999-2002), and a researcher at the Aragón Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), both at University of Zaragoza, Spain, where he has being responsible of the Biomedical Engineering division of the I3A (2000-2011) and of the master in Biomedical Engineering (2003-2010). He is also member, and has served as scientific director (2011-2015), of the Spanish Center for Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterial and Nano-medicine Research CIBER-BBN.

His professional research interests are in Signal Processing, in particular applied to biomedical applications. He has co-authored more than 150  research papers on this topic, over 300 international conference papers, and has advise 15 Ph.D Thesis. He has lead a broad number of projects on biomedical signal interpretation specially in the cardiovascular domain, most of them with international collaborations at clinical and engineering sites. He is having some international scientific responsibilities, as serving as past-president of the board of directors of Computing in Cardiology conference, editor of the digital signal processing journal (Eurasip), and of the Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (Springer), organizer of different scientific conferences, etc. He is also   responsible of the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering at Zaragoza University. He is Fellow of the IEEE. He is, together with L. Sörnmo, the author of Bioelectrical Signal Processing in Cardiac and Neurological Applications; book (Elsevier, 2005)

Professor Risto Ilmoniemi, Aalto University, Finland

“Electronically feedback-controlled multi-locus TMS”

Professor Risto Ilmoniemi is a physicist and neuroscientist at Aalto University, Finland; he is the Head of the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. He has built and designed multichannel MEG instruments and invented for MEG use the minimum-norm estimate (together with Matti Hämäläinen), the signal-space projection, formulas for the forward problem, the channel-capacity measure for comparing sensor arrays, and the triangle phantom. He has developed several transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques such as navigated TMS (nTMS), the combined use of TMS and EEG, and multi-locus TMS. He is founder and former CEO of Nexstim Plc, the company that brought nTMS and TMS–EEG to the market. As professor of Applied Physics since 2006, he has led the development of new technologies and methods for hybrid MEG–MRI and for TMS. He is currently also the Chair of the Biodesign Finland Program; he participates as startup coach in SPARK Finland. At Aalto University, he has lectured on classical electromagnetism, functional imaging, MEG and EEG, and human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.