Pradeep Balachandran

Member, EMB Standards Committee

Pradeep Balachandran works as a technical consultant in the area of Digital Health. Pradeep holds a Bachelors in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and a Masters (Engineering) in Digital Signal & Image Processing. He has more than 17 years of professional experience with major involvement in projects related to design and development of Health Information Systems, Speech and Language Technologies and e-Governance. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the EMB technical committee on standards. Pradeep also serves as the Secretary for two IEEE Standards Working Groups namely IEEE P2650-Standard for Mobile based Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems and IEEE P2731- Standard for a Unified Terminology for Brain-Computer Interfaces.


Carole C. Carey

Chair, EMB Standards Committee

Carole Carey is founder of C3-Carey Consultants, LLC, a medical devices regulatory consultancy. Carole is an IEEE SM-HKN member, Chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Standards Committee, and Liaison to the IEEE SA Standards Board. She is Vice-Chair of the IEEE P1708 Standards Working Group on Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitors and the IEEE P2731 Unified Terminology on Brain Computer Interfaces. Carole is a former U.S. FDA official in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health with over 23 years of regulatory science experience as a peer-reviewed expert regulatory scientist, international advisor, and director of international staff. She was a Mansfield Fellow and served her second year in the government of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Carole has long-standing participation in the development of international consensus standards on medical devices at the national and international levels.



Simona Carini

IEEE P1752

Simona Carini is IEEE P1752 Open Mobile Data Secretary and a member of EMBS Standards Committee. Her background includes nursing, clinical trials, computer science and data science. She received her B.A. from the University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy) and M.A. from Mills College, CA.



Walter De Brouwer

IEEE P2968

Walter De Brouwer is the founder of doc.ai which merged with Sharecare Inc. in February, where he is now the Chief Scientific Officer. Doc.ai is a deep learning company that is building AI-powered pipelines for the pharma and healthcare industry. He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine (CERC) and the executive Chairman ofxy.ai, a Harvard spin-off that uses satellite data to map the impact of the exposome on human health. Additionally, Walter is Chair of the IEEE-SA IC19-004-01 - Synthetic Control Arms with RWD -; a member of RDSC, the ROCHE Data Science Coalition; a member of Anthem’s Digital Leadership; a member of TED and of the American Mathematical Society. He holds a master’s degree in Formal Linguistics from the University of Ghent, Belgium and a Ph.D. in Computational Semantics from the Catholic University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. His current interests include 5G Cognitive Radio, TinyML, Quantum Computing, Federated Edge Learning, and Information Theory.



John Griffith

IEEE P2795

John Griffith is a Principal Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer and Deputy Site Leader at MITRE’s University of Virginia Health site. John is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) Standards Committee and Secretary of the IEEE P2795 Working Group on Shared Analytics. John has worked across the federal government in areas including computational linguistics, data science, and science and technology analysis. His focus is on making the world a healthier place through health information technology. John’s approach involves identifying and nurturing new technologies and their creators by building bridges to the innovation ecosystem and partnering with international standards organizations to promote interoperability and adoption of transformational technologies.



Jonathon Keeney

IEEE 2791

Jonathon Keeney is a Research Assistant Professor, Managing Director for the Executive Steering Committee for the BioCompute Public Private Partnership, and lead for the High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) bioinformatics platform. He was Secretary for IEEE 2791-2020, the BioCompute standard, which is now a published standard adopted by the FDA and others. His work develops novel approaches to research questions that comprise both strategy and bioinformatic framework, and which have included neuroscience, microbiome, and virus research. He has contributed heavily to the development of the BioCompute standard for the communication of computational analyses, genomic copy number variation in the developing human brain, and strategies for adventitious virus detection.



Maria Palombini

IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Leader

Maria currently leads the IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice working with a global community of stakeholder volunteers who are committed to establishing trust and validation in tools and technologies that will change the approach to discover therapies, deliver care, and ultimately enable a sustainable and universal quality of care for ALL. Maria is the founder of DisruptiveRx, an information gateway addressing the critical need for pharmaceutical and life sciences executives to connect innovation with business strategy to re-think the process of the drug development and distribution value chain. She has extensive experience in building global media brands in multiple industry sectors. She holds a B.S. and B.A. from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers Graduate School of Business at Rutgers University.



Esteban Pino

Co-Vice Chair, EMB Standards Committee

Esteban J. Pino is Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department in the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. He was director of the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Pino was a research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, working on remote patient monitoring. His research interests include physiological monitoring using unobtrusive sensors and medical devices for Point of Care Testing (POCT). He is currently the director of the Engineering for Life Center of the Engineering school, whose goal is to translate research into practical solutions to improve life quality.

Dr. Pino is an IEEE Senior Member and the first chair of the IEEE Chile Sur section formed in 2018. He is the author of several book chapters and published articles, associate editor and has been a volunteer in many IEEE committees.


Ms. Cj Rieser Ph.D

IEEE P2795

Ms. Cj Rieser Ph.D. is a senior member of the IEEE women in engineering and medical communities. As a Division Futurist for Medical Technology in the MITRE Labs Emerging Technology Innovation Center and a Research Faculty in the UVA School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, Dr. Rieser serves as the UVA-MITRE Partnership Leader. In this capacity, she envisioned, established, and directs the MITRE @ University of Virginia (UVA) Health Innovation Hub site that hosts an integrative engineering initiative in medicine known as the [email protected] Health Learning Laboratory. The Lab enables collaboration on complex data environments, smart connected mobile telehealth systems, and shared clinical analytics capabilities to improve care, safety, and quality of life. Her translational research & teaching uses creativity as a catalyst to incubate cognitive analytics, cyber-physical systems, human learning, and other emerging technologies. In addition, Cj serves on IEEE’s global medical technology standards steering committee and facilitates a working group of thought leaders spanning government, academia, as well as industry with interests in developing standards for sharing analytics and portable data models. Dr. Rieser’s doctoral research as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow was supported by the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at Virginia Tech focused on advanced networking. As a Principal Medical S&T Engineer at MITRE she directs engineering services and research in partnership with her UVA Health colleagues that include managing engineering activities, mentoring researchers, publishing innovative findings, and transitioning emerging medical technologies into use.



Mathew Rose

IEEE P2968

Dr. Mathew Rose is founder and CEO of SAAVHA Inc, a social impact company focused on personalizing and reducing administrative friction around healthcare and research patient consent. As a physician with over 9+ years of experience in Translational Medicine, he realized blockchain technology would have a large impact in healthcare and has been heavily involved in the tech sector since 2015. He has a specific interest in ethical innovation in healthcare, cybersecurity, and data interoperability. Dr. Rose was the author of one of the first 75 white papers on interoperability among U.S. hospitals through blockchain technology for the ONC/NIST 2016 white paper competition. He serves as a Co-Chair for the IEEE-SA IC19-004-01 committee on Data Harmonization for Enabling Remote Clinical Trials; is an Advisor to several start-ups; and holds a BS in Neuroscience and Business, a Masters in Biotechnology and Physiology, and a Medical Degree.



Tom Thompson

IEEE SA Program Manager

Tom Thompson is a Program Manager with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Standards Association (IEEE SA). He has more than 12 years of professional association experience serving in program management, committee organization, planning and administration, and research roles. He holds degrees in Economics and Psychology from Rutgers University and Montclair State University.




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