BioCAS 2015 Award Winners

NSF-EECS Student Attendance Award

Valerie Binns, Kansas State University

Jared William Hansen, North Dakota State University

Christopher Heelan, Brown University

Jacob Komar, Brown University

Johanna Neuber, University of Texas at Austin

Chinwe Nyenke, Michigan State University

Vira Oleksyuk, Temple University

Adam Page, University of Maryland

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Student Travel Grant Initiative

Yu-Min Lin, National Taiwan University

Muhammad Awais Bin Altaf, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Piyakamal Dissanayaka Manamperi, RMIT University

Nóra Gáspár, Imperial College

Mami Sakata, Yokohama National University

IEEE CAS Charles Desoer Life Science Systems Student Attendance Grant

Jingna Mao, Tsinghua University

Elham Shabani Varaki, University of Western Sydney

Medtronic Industry Choice Award

Mahdi Rasouli, National University of Singapore

Best Demo

A Smart Homecage System with Behavior Analysis and Closed-Loop Optogenetic Stimulation Capacibilities

Yaoyao Jia, Zheyuan Wang, Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Maysam Ghovanloo
Georgia Institute of Technology

Best Paper – 1st Place Winner

A 12-Channel Bidirectional Neural Interface Chip with Integrated Channel-Level Feature Extraction and PID Controller for Closed-Loop Operation

Xilin Liu, Milin Zhang, Andrew Richardson, Timothy Lucas, Jan Van der Spiegel
University of Pennsylvania

Best Paper – 2nd Place Winner

A Wireless Optogenetic Headstage with Multichannel Neural Signal Compression

Gabriel Gagnon-Turcotte, Yoan Lechasseur, (Doric Lenses Inc.), Cyril Bories, Yves De Koninck, Benoit Gosselin
Université Laval

Best Paper – 3rd Place Winner

32k Channels Readout IC for Single Photon Counting Detectors with 75 µm Pitch, ENC of 123 e- rms, 9 e- rms Offset Spread and 2% rms Gain Spread

Pawel Grybos, Piotr Kmon, Piotr Maj, Robert Szczygiel
AGH University of Science and Technology

BioCAS 2015 Welcomes You

Dear friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am happy to invite you to participate in the IEEE/CAS-EMB Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2015), which will be held on October 22-24, 2015, at the historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 
The IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) serves as a premier international forum for presenting the interdisciplinary research and development activities at the crossroads of medicine, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering that will shape tomorrow’s medical devices and healthcare systems. It brings together researchers, designers, clinicians, and engineers from industry, academia, and government to disseminate the latest cutting-edge research results and innovative solutions for today’s complex health problems at the frontiers of biomedical engineering, life sciences, and circuits and systems.
BioCAS 2015 will comprise an excellent combination of invited talks and tutorials from pioneers in the field as well as peer-reviewed special and regular sessions plus live demonstrations. The engaging three-day single-track program, all of which is included in your registration, covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
  • Assistive, Rehabilitation, and Quality of Life Technologies
  • Bio-inspired and Neuromorphic Circuits and Systems
  • Biofeedback, Electrical Stimulation, and Closed-Loop Systems
  • Biomedical Imaging Technologies & Image Processing
  • Biosensor Devices 
  • Biosensor Interfacing Circuits
  • Biosignal Processing 
  • Body Area/Sensor Network
  • Brain Machine Interfaces
  • Electronics for Brain Science
  • Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Implantable Electronics
  • Innovative Circuits for Medical Applications
  • Lab-on-Chip & BioMEMS
  • Medical Information Systems and Bioinformatics
  • Wireless and Energy Harvesting/Scavenging Technology
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to participate in the 2015 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference and contribute to the continued success of this rapidly growing annual event at the intersection of medicine and engineering. I look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the conference in Atlanta. 

On behalf of the BioCAS 2015 Organizing Committee, 
General Chair

BioCAS 2015 Video