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Maysam Ghovanloo was born in January 1973, in Tehran, Iran. He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1994. His undergraduate research was focused on developing an 8kW microprocessor-controlled power supply for Nd-YAG Lasers. As an undergrad intern at the Etrat institute of technology, he worked on PC-Interfacing for industrial automotive robotic applications. He received his M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. His master's thesis was on development of a multi-site physiologic recording system for investigation of the neural assemblies. From 1994 to 1998 he worked part-time at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application Inc., where he participated in the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998 he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., where he manufactured physiology and pharmacology research laboratory instruments such as precision bio-amplifiers and isolated stimulators.He started his Ph.D. at the EECS department of theUniversity of Michigan in January 2000 with a major in circuits and microsystems and a minor in solid-states. During summer-2002 he was with theAdvanced Bionics Corporation working on the spinal-cord stimulator project. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in July 2004. In his Ph.D. research, he developed a wireless microsystem for neural stimulating microprobes, which can be used in a variety of neuroprosthetic applications. He was a faculty of the NC State University from 2004-2007 at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology in June 2007 where he is currently an assistant professor and the director of the GT-Bionics Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.Ghovanloo is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systemsand IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD). He also served as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II from 2007 to 2011. He was the guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering special issue on “Closing the Loop via Advanced Neurotechnologies.” He has organized special sessions on Neuroengineering Circuits & Microsystems at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’07) and Modern Assistive Technologies at the 29th and 34th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS’07, EMBS’12) conferences. He is a 2010 recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and IEEE Solid-State Circuits, Circuits and Systems, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies. He currently serves on the Analog Signal Processing (ASP), Sensory Systems (SSTC), and Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) technical committees of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society.