Dr. Wheeler served as the 2013/2014 President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the world’s largest, oldest, and most global bioengineering society. His research interests lie in the application of electrical engineering methodologies to neuroscience. His work influenced the development of neural spike sorting technologies.
One of the true honors of being the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society president is the opportunity to write the “President’s Message” for IEEE Pulse. I have greatly enjoyed having this platform to express my enthusiasm for the growing field of BME
For most of my career, I have heard rumors that engineering comprises a set of silos, with each discipline narrowly defined by a strict set of its own coursework and practices
I begin with basic observations on the history of science that lead to the conclusion that bioengineering is about to be incredibly important to the careers and lives of our students. In each observation, my simplistic model is of a scientific breakthrough
It is now common knowledge that BME is one of the fastest growing job markets percentagewise. Still, this job market is relatively small at fewer than 20,000 U.S. jobs, so even a large percentage increase is minor…
I had an occasion recently to give a short talk describing the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) to students and faculty and the University of Florida. In looking over background material, I came to appreciate how deep and long the roots of our society travel and how strong and wide it currently stands.