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Dr. Bin He is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center for Neuroengineering at UMN. Trained as a biomedical engineer, Dr. He's research interests include brain decoding and noninvasive brain-computer interfacing, neural imaging, and neural stimulation, and he has made important contributions to research and education in neuroengineering. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in journals including Neuron, Brain, Journal of Neuroscience, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and has delivered over 30 plenary/keynote lectures in international conferences and workshops.

Dr. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and the sole Editor of the textbook entitled "Neural Engineering" (2005; 2nd Ed, 2013). He has served on numerous editorial boards, and serves as a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Section Editor of Brain Topography. He has served as an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Neural Engineering, IEEE Spectrum, and IEEE Access. He served as the General Chair of the IEEE EMBS Annual International Conference in 2009, Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE EMBS Forum on Grand Challenges in Neuroengineering in 2010, Chair of the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference in 2012, and the Conference Chair of IEEE EMBS International Conference on Neural Engineering in 2013. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Physics, and the International Society for Functional Source Imaging.

Dr. He has a long-standing interest in and commitment to graduate training. He has supervised over 60 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Eighteen of his pre-doctoral advisees have been competitive fellowship holders, and eleven of his pre-doctoral advisees have won young investigator/student paper awards at various international conferences. Over two dozen of his past trainees have gone on to faculty positions in the US, Canada, Japan, China and Korea, and many are working in the medical device industry.

Dr. He's research is centered around systems neuroengineering including neural interfacing, decoding, imaging and modulation. He has made significant contributions to the development of noninvasive brain-computer interface and his lab demonstrates for the first time the ability for human subjects to control the flight of a flying robot from noninvasive EEG. Dr. He has also pioneered the development of electrophysiological functional neuroimaging, advancing state of the art of the field for imaging not only event related brain activity but also spontaneous brain activities in healthy subjects and patients suffering from epilepsy. Dr. He's work has been featured in Nature, New York Times, BBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Scientific American, Economist, and Fox News.

Additional information on Dr. He's research can be found at his Biomedical Engineering faculty profile, or on his research laboratory website.