Biography & Research:
Vasilis Marmarelis, PhD in Engineering Science, Caltech (1976), Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California and founding Director of the Biomedical Modeling & Simulations Resource, a research center funded by NIH/NIBIB (1985-2020) and now hosting a large clinical study of model-based hemodynamic physio-markers for MCI/AD funded by NIH/NIA. He served as Department Chairman from 1990 to 1996 and on the IEEE-BME Editorial Board for many years. His key research interests are: (1) dynamic nonlinear modeling of biomedical systems; (2) neural information processing; (3) modeling of physiological autoregulation; (4) model-based diagnostic physio-markers for MCI/AD, cerebrovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. Co-author of the seminal book: "Analysis of Physiological System: The White Noise Approach"(translated in Russian,1981 and Chinese, 1990) and author of the 2004 monograph: "Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Physiological Systems". He has published more than 200 journal papers and book chapters. In 2000, he invented the MUST diagnostic imaging system for early detection of breast cancer, which is currently clinically evaluated at Harvard-BID. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIMBE.