Bio-ECE and Digital Health

Bio-ECE and Digital HealthElectrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers a wide range of techniques and approaches to studying and interacting with biological systems. Neuroscience is one example where ECE methods for sensing and analyzing large quantities of complex, uncertain data promise unprecedented insight into the human brain. Conversely, areas like neuromorphic computing can leverage data and models from neuroscience to inform the design of artificial neural systems (e.g., vision or auditory). Design automation methods, originally formulated for the design of electronic circuits, now play a central role in synthetic biology, with potential benefits for drug and vaccine development, bioplastics production, and bio-sensor design. Similarly, materials science and nanotechnology play a crucial part in the discovery and characterization of new electronic devices as well as new biomaterials. Electronic devices and computer algorithms are also central to modern medicine: novel imaging modalities, computer-aided diagnoses, personalized treatment regimes, and disease trend analyses are some of the exciting areas where ECE methods play a central role. Research activities in BioECE and Digital Health strongly connect ECE to the BU Medical Campus, the new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and  Engineering, and BU’s Nanotechnology Innovation CenterWe invite you to explore our research activities, meet our teams, and read about our success stories by visiting the faculty, lab and research center pages below.

Affiliated faculty

Irving Bigio, Christos Cassandras, Ji-Xin Cheng, Steven ColburnLuca Dal Negro, Douglas Densmore, Lee GoldsteinAllyn Hubbard, Prakash Ishwar, Ajay Joshi, Clem Karl, Janusz Konrad, Min-Chang Lee, Thomas Little, Hamid Nawab, Bobak Nazer, Ioannis Paschalidis, Siddharth Ramachandran, Venkatesh Saligrama, Michelle Sander, Eric Schwartz, David Starobinski, Anna Swan, Lei Tian, Selim Unlu, Chen Yang

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Affiliated Research Centers