Keynote Speakers

6th International Conference on Bioengineering and Biotechnology (ICBB’20)



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Dr. Trygve Brautaset

Dr. Trygve Brautaset
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: TBA


Dr. Jaydev P. Desai

Dr. Jaydev P. Desai
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jaydev P. Desai is currently a Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory. Since joining Georgia Tech in 2016, he has launched the Georgia Center for Medical Robotics (GCMR) and is its founding Director. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) leading the strategic research area of medical robotics and human augmentation. He completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1993. He received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1997, M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 1995 and 1998 respectively, all from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is a recipient of several NIH R01 grants, NSF CAREER award, and was also the lead inventor on the “Outstanding Invention in Physical Science Category” at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was formerly employed. He is also the recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. He has been an invited speaker at the National Academy of Sciences “Distinctive Voices” seminar series and was also invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. He has over 175 publications, is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics. His research interests are primarily in the area of image-guided surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, cancer diagnosis at the micro-scale, and endovascular robotics. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and AIMBE.

Topic of Keynote: Steerable Robotic Systems for Surgical Interventions