Jose Principe
University of Florida, USA

Jose C. Principe is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida since 2002. He is BellSouth Professor and Founding Director of the University of Florida Computational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory (CNEL). He joined the University of Florida in 1987, after an eight year appointment as Professor at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal. Dr. Principe holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, University of Florida, USA (Master and Ph.D.), and Honoris Causa degrees from the Universita Mediterranea in Reggio Calabria, Italy, Universidade do Maranhao, Brazil and Aalto University, Finland.

Dr. Principe is a Fellow of the IEEE (2000) and of the AIMBE (2006), and recipient of the INNS Gabor Award, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Career Achievement Award, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Neural Network Pioneer Award. He served as President of the International Neural Network Society in 2004, as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering from 2001 to 2007, and as a member of the Advisory Science Board of the FDA from 2001 to 2004. He is currently the Founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. He has been heavily involved in conference organization and several IEEE society administrative committees. Dr. Principe chaired 68 Ph.D. and 61 Master student committees, and he is author of more than 600 refereed publications (5 books, 7 edited books, 19 book chapters, 201 journal papers and 427 conference proceedings). He holds 15 patents and has submitted seven more. He was one the founding partners of NeuroDimension Incorporated, which commercializes since 1993 NeuroSolutions, a neural network package sold in 77 countries.