Hayit Greenspan is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Currently on Sabbatical and Leave from Tel-Aviv University. As of 2021 she is affiliated with the Department of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology and Director of the AI Core at the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also Co-founder and Chief scientist of RADLogics Inc. Dr. Greenspan received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the Technion, and the Ph.D. degree in EE from CALTECH – California Institute of Technology. She was a Postdoc with the CS Division at U.C. Berkeley following which she joined Tel-Aviv University. From 2008 until 2011, she was a visiting Professor at Stanford University, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine. She was also a visiting researcher at IBM Research in the Multi-modal Mining for Healthcare group, in Almaden CA. Dr. Greenspan has over 200 publications in leading international journals and conferences and has received several awards and patents. She is member of several journal and conference program committees, including SPIE medical imaging, IEEE_ISBI and MICCAI. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging (TMI) journal. In 2016 she was the Lead Co-editor for a Special issue on Deep Learning in Medical Imaging in IEEE TMI. In 2017 she Co-edited the first Elsevier Academic Press book on Deep learning for Medical Image Analysis. She is co-Editor of the planned second edition of the Book. Hayit Chaired the Workshop sessions at MICCAI 2019, in Shenzhen, China. She was Program Chair for IEEE_ISBI in 2020 and is scheduled to be Program Chair of MICCAI 2023. Recently she was titled as one of the Top-30 Women AI leaders in Drug Discovery and Advanced Healthcare, by Deep Knowledge Analytics (www.ai-pharma.dka.global/top-
Mike Hess, Vice President of Corporate Technology and Innovation, has been with Medtronic for 32 years. Leading the Corporate Technology and Innovation organization, Mike is focused on identifying and prioritizing early stage technology programs to advance therapy innovation, and leading enterprise wide R&D initiatives programs related to technology platforms, talent, and R&D capabilities. At Medtronic, Mike has worked in a wide range of leadership roles at Medtronic including R&D management, corporate research and technology, program management, upstream marketing, clinical, and General Management for Brady and Heart Failure therapies. He is a Technical Fellow, a member of the Bakken Society and an AIMBE fellow. Mike has 37 issued patents and numerous publications to his credit. Outside of Medtronic, Mike is active on numerous academic advisory boards for the advancement of Biomedical Engineering and has been involved in BMES society, IEEE, and other associations that promote engineering and STEM education. Mike has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a MS in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas.
Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting received her PhD in Biomedical Science and Engineering from The University of Aalborg, Denmark in 2005 and held several post-doctoral positions at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2007 she was Associate Professor at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, and in 2019 Professor in Neuroscience and Medical Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany. In June 2021 she accepted a position as full Professor in Neuroscience and Director of the Institute at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Her research focuses on neurorehabilitation technology for the restoration and replacement of lost motor function, and neural control of movement. She has (co)-authored more than 80 manuscripts in peer-reviewed Journals and >170 conference abstracts and papers. She was the recipient of the International Award in Brain-Computer-Interfaces in 2017 and received several prestigious grants from the Innovation Fond of Denmark, Kong Christian den Tiendes Fond and Lundbeck Fond of Denmark. She is currently Board Member of the Brain-Computer Interface Society where she also heads the fundraising committee and is part of the communications committee. She is Associate-Editor of several journals including Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Brain-Computer-Interfaces, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. In Freiburg she was recently appointed director of the student health management group that collaborates with health insurances to provide the student body with innovative opportunities to improve health in all aspects from psychological stress to time management.