Ki H. Chon
University of Connecticut, USA

Ki H. Chon received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, Storrs; the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City; and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He spent three years as an NIH Post-Doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, one year as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and four years as an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York. He then moved to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at SUNY Stony Brook as an Associate Professor and was promoted to full Professor. Most recently, he was a Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. He is currently the John and Donna Krenicki Endowed Chair Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

His current research interests include medical instrumentation, biomedical signal processing, wearable sensors and devices including use of smart phones for vital sign collection and monitoring cardiac arrhythmias, development of hydrophobic vital sign sensors and identification and modeling of physiological systems.

He has published 105 peer-reviewed journal articles to date and has 5 U.S. patents granted. His patent on an algorithm for real-time detection of atrial fibrillation has been licensed to a Holter monitor company and the Holter monitor is currently on the market.

He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 2007-2013. He has chaired many international conferences including his role as the Program Co-Chair for the IEEE EMBS conference in NYC in 2006, and as the Conference Chair for the 6th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation in New Haven, CT in 2009.