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AUS hosts second Annual Biomedical Engineering Symposium
American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted the second Annual Biomedical Engineering Symposium, organized by the AUS Student Chapter of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), on Sunday, November 15, 2015.
Attending the symposium were Dr. Leland Blank, Dean of the College of Engineering; three prominent speakers specialized in biomedical engineering; faculty members; and students.
During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Blank spoke about the significance of biomedical engineering and brought up examples of related tools, software, mechanics and systems. He also spoke about the advances of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the biomedical area and how AUS is incorporating IoT into its programs.
"We are starting a study group made up of faculty members and are looking at how IoT is being infused into our curriculum, which would enable students to gain experience around IoT before joining the workforce," said Dean Blank.
The three speakers at the symposium presented opportunities, research areas and career options related to the field of biomedical engineering.
The speakers were Dr. Hasan Al-Nashash, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at AUS and Chairman EMBS UAE, who gave a presentation entitled "Introduction About the Field of Biomedical Engineering;" Dr. Samir El-Masri, Director of eHealth education, GE Healthcare, who gave the presentation "eHealth, Analytics and Industrial Internet of Things"; and Dr. Jerald Yoo, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, who gave the lecture "Wearable Sensors: Towards Preemptive and Proactive Healthcare."
The event ended with a panel discussion.