Plenary Keynote Speakers

Fran Kaufman, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Global Medical, Clinical & Health Affairs | Medical Affairs
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at USC
The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Joe Kiani

Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Masimo (

Martha Morrell, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer of NeuroPace
Clinical Professor of Neurology at Stanford University

Brian Otis, Ph.D.

CTO at Verily Life Sciences
Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle

John Webster, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

WIE logoWomen in Engineering Luncheon Speaker

Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D.

President & CEO
Science Exchange


Theme Keynote Speakers

Kamiar Aminian, Ph.D.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

James Bassingthwaighte, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Washington, Seattle

Sergio Cerutti, Ph.D.

Politecnico in Milano, Italy

Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.

Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and Integrative Anatomical Sciences
Director, Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics and Sensory Sciences Institute
Co-Director, USC Roski Eye Institute

Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D.

Department of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Radiology
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics at UCLA
Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA

Chrit Moonen, Ph.D.

University Medical Center Utrecht

Brad Nelson, Ph.D.

ETH Zürich

John Parrish, M.D.

Harvard Medical School, Boston and CIMIT

Nicholas Peppas, Sc.D.

Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, and
Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin

Adam Seiver, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, FCCM

Philips Healthcare

Ronald A Siegel, ScD

University of Minnesota

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.

Director, ​ENIGMA Center for Worldwide Medicine, Imaging & Genomics – a U.S. National Center of Excellence for “Big Data”

Yuan-Ting Zhang, Ph.D.

Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong