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Event Chairs

Congress Chair

Aldo Faisal
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Aldo Faisal leads the Brain&Behaviour lab at the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London. He is also Associate Group Head at the MRC Clinical Sciences Center (Hammersmith Hospital). Dr. Faisal read Computer Science and Physics in Germany. He then moved on to study Biology at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College). For his Ph.D. he joined Simon Laughlin's group ar Cambridge investigating the biophysical sources of variability in. brains. During his PhD he was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University (Wolfson College) and joined as a PostDox the Computational & Biological Learning Group to work with Daniel Wolpert on human sensorimotor control. Between and after his studies he gained insights into strategic mangement consulting with McKinsey & Co. and as a "quant" with the investment bank Credit Suisse. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Hermano Igo Krebs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States

Brief Bio
Hermano Igo Krebs joined MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department in 1997 where he is a Principal Research Scientist – Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation. He also holds an affiliate position as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and the Division of Rehabilitative Medicine. He is one of the founders of Interactive Motion Technologies, a start-up developing robotics for rehabilitation and one of the pioneers of rehabilitation robotics. His goal is to revolutionize rehabilitation medicine by applying robotic to assist, enhance, and quantify rehabilitation. His efforts led to the American Heart Association to endorse in its 2010 guidelines for stroke care the use of robots for upper extremity rehabilitation. Similar endorsement was issued by the Veterans Administration later in that same year. ... More >>

Antonio Pedotti
Politecnico di Milano

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