Bin He is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine, director of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, director of the Center for Neuroengineering, and director of NSF IGERT Neuroengineering Training Program and NIH Neuroimaging Training Program at the University of Minnesota. He received his BS from Zhejiang University, PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard – MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. He has made significant research contributions to the fields of neuroengineering and functional biomedical imaging related to human neuroscience, including electrophysiological source imaging, noninvasive brain-computer interface, multimodal neuroimaging, and bioimpedance imaging. His lab demonstrated the capability of high-resolution dynamic imaging of epileptic brain from noninvasive EEG, and of noninvasive controlling a quadcopter flying in the sky by “thoughts” alone.
Dr. He has received a number of awards including the Academic Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, the University Scholar Award from the President of the University of Illinois when he was on faculty, and the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. He is an elected Fellow of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Dr. He served as a Past President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the International Society for Functional Source Imaging, and the International Society on Bioelectromagnetism. He was Chair of 2009 Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBS, IEEE EMBS BRAIN Grand Challenges Conference, NSF Workshop on Mapping and Engineering the Brain, and is a Member of the NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group. Dr. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and is Chair-Elect of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.