Michael C.K. Khoo
University of Southern California, USA

Michael C.K. Khoo received his undergraduate training in mechanical engineering at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bioengineering from Harvard University. Following a couple of years of postdoctoral work at Harvard-MIT, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California, where he is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Pediatrics. He has served as Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Co-Director of Education and Outreach for the USC Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems Engineering Research Center. Dr. Khoo is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and IEEE, as well as a member of the American Physiological Society, Sleep Research Society, American Heart Association, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He was a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Administrative Committee and Chair of the 2012 EMBS International Conference. He is currently Vice-President for Conferences of the EMBS. He has been the recipient of an NIH Research Career Development Award and an American Lung Association Career Development Award. Dr. Khoo’s research focuses on elucidating the underlying mechanisms that lead to unstable breathing and variability in heart rate and blood pressure during sleep, and how these factors may be related to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, particularly in obese children. His laboratory is also working on the development of improved noninvasive methodologies for predicting vaso-occlusive crises in patients with sickle-cell disease. He has authored over 130 peer reviewed scientific papers and 3 books, including the biomedical engineering textbook: Physiological Control Systems: Analysis, Simulation and Estimation (Piscataway, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press).