Atam P. Dhawan
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Atam P Dhawan is Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Vice Provost for Research at NJIT. Dr. Dhawan is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), and Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for his contributions in medical imaging and image analysis, and healthcare innovations. He has published over 215 research papers and book chapters. He has also authored and co-authored several books in medical imaging, and image analysis. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Martin Epstein Award (1984), NIH FIRST Award (1988), Sigma-Xi Young Investigator Award (1992), IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award (1995), Doermann Distinguished Lecture Award (1999) and EMBS Distinguished Lecturer award (2012-2013). He has served as the Conference Chair of the IEEE 28th International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York (2006). He has also served as the Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Pattern Recognition, and steering committee member for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. Currently, Dr. Dhawan serves as the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He is the founding chair of the IEEE EMBS technical committee on Translational Engineering and Healthcare Innovations. He has organized and chaired the NIH-IEEE Special Topic Conferences on Point-of-Care Technologies and Healthcare Innovations in Bangalore, India (2013), and in Seattle (2014), and co-chaired the NIH-IEEE Strategic Conference on Point-of-Care Technologies for Precision Medicine, Bethesda in 2015 and NIH-IEEE Conference on Healthcare Innovation and Point-of-Care Technologies, Cancun in 2016.

Dr. Dhawan has chaired numerous NIH special emphasis and review panels including the NIH Chartered Study Section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics (2008-11). His research interests include medical imaging, medical image analysis, point-of-care technologies, pattern recognition and computer-aided-diagnosis. His research work has been funded by NIH, NSF, DARPA, and several industries. He has obtained patents in medical imaging, image enhancement and multi-level dynamic cybersecurity system. His patent on low-angle transillumination imaging has been commercialized to skin and skin-cancer imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.