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Program Chair

Alberto Cliquet Jr.
University of São Paulo & University of Campinas

Brief Bio
Educated in Santos, São Paulo and Dallas,Texas. Graduated (1981) / Postgraduated with a MSc (1984) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) (Engr School, at São Carlos / Faculty of Medicine, at Ribeirão Preto) and PhD (1988) from the University of Strathclyde. Followed two careers: at USP and Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP): Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor ,1993; Reader, 1997, being a full Professor in the Dept of Orthopedics, Fac of Medical Sciences/UNICAMP since 2003 and full Professor in the Dept of Electr & Comp Engr/USP (1998). Coordinates Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic for the spinal cord injured (University Hospital, UNICAMP, 80 patients a week) working on neural stimulation, motor control, paraplegia, tetraplegia, biomechanics, medical instrumentation. Works in undergraduate, postgraduate teaching at USP and UNICAMP (integrated clinical-surgical procedures, rehabilitation engr., electronics) having supervised about 100 undergraduate students with scholarships, many residents in Orthopedics, over 75 Doctoral and MSc Theses and post doc fellows. Worked at the Heart Institute, São Paulo, Braz Psychodrama Institute and at the Childrens Rehab Centre-AACD, São Paulo. Head of Orthopedics Dept UNICAMP for 4 years (4 as Deputy), Electr Engr USP 2 years (4 as deputy) and Biomedical Engr Dept UNICAMP (3 years). Currently is the Deputy Coordinator of the Surgery Post graduate course- UNICAMP and Vice- Director of the Centre for Engr Applied to Health- USP. Referees Journals (Spinal Cord, Artificial Organs, Physiological Measur, Med&BiolEngr&Comp, Clinical Biomechanics, IEEEs, IEE) , examined hundreds MSC/PhD theses and full professorships in Brazil and abroad (UK, USA, Australia). Prof.Cliquet is in the Health / Engineering Committees (CNPq-Brasilia and FAPERJ-Rio de Janeiro), being a founding member of IFESS¬ Int Functional Electrical Stimulation Soc, a full member of ISMRM – Int Soc for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine , member of the Assoc for Computer Machinery-ACM and Chief Editor of Braz J “Ortopedia e Traumatologia Ilustrada” as well as Assoc Editor of “Acta Ortopedica Brasileira”. Awarded 1st and 2nd prizes in Rehabilitation (over 150 candidates) from CNPq-National Council for Science & Technology (1997), 2013 Health Prize National Winner (Abril Publisher, Brazil) and achieved the highest national level as researcher (# 1 A) from CNPq (2009). Recently, was an Invited Presenter in Leipzig (ISPO 2010), Keynote Speaker in Rome (Biostec2011), Invited Lecturer in Graz (2013 Wien Workshop in FES), Programme Chair in Angers, France (Biodevices2014) and Lisbon (Biodevices 2015), having been the Organizer/President of the International Annual IFESS Conference (São Paulo 2011).Grants of several million dollars were obtained with FAPESP-São Paulo Research Foundation. Currently coordinating FAPESP-NWO (Holland) 700k euros Project. 73 papers ( cliquet a or cliquet junior a or cliquet a jr or junior alberto cliquet. Hfactor=20,I10=44,>1300citations Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London,UK. ... More >>


Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
Mohammed Al-Azawy, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Azam Ali, University of Otago, New Zealand
Manish Arora, Indian Institute of Science, India
N. Sertac Artan, New York Institute of Technology, United States
Mohammed Bakr, CCIT-AASTMT, Egypt
Alcimar Barbosa Soares, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Steve Beeby, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Hadar Ben-Yoav, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dinesh Bhatia, North Eastern Hill University, India
Luciano Boquete, Alcala University, Spain
Jan Cabri, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Carlo Capelli, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Vítor Carvalho, IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Hamid Charkhkar, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Wenxi Chen, The University of Aizu, Japan
Youngjae Chun, University of Pittsburgh, United States
James M. Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Vladimir Devyatkov, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
Ye Duan, University of Missouri, United States
George S. Dulikravich, Florida International University, United States
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Maria Evelina Fantacci, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
Elisabetta Farella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Mohamad Forouzanfar, Stanford University, United States
Paddy French, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Joaquim Gabriel, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Bruno Gago, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Juan Carlos Garcia, University of Alcala, Spain
Miguel Angel García Gonzalez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Javier Garcia-Casado, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Michinao Hashimoto, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Leonid Hrebien, Drexel University, United States
Ernesto Iadanza, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Dong Ik Shin, Asan Medical Center, Korea, Republic of
Sandeep K. Jha, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, RMIT University, Australia
Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Eyal Katz, Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, NJIT, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Michael Kraft, University of Liege, Belgium
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Vladimir Kublanov, Ural Federal University, Russian Federation
Steven L. Percival, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Jung Chan Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
John K-J. Li, Rutgers University, United States
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Paul LUKowicz, DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Mai S. Mabrouk, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Carlos Maciel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jordi Madrenas, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jarmo Malinen, Aalto University, Finland
Dan Mandru, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Diego Mantovani, Laval University Lab. for Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Canada
Dumitru Mazilu, National Institutes of Health and Human Services, United States
Saibal Mitra, Missouri State University, United States
Joseph Mizrahi, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Mazher Mohammed, Deakin University, Australia
Ana Moita, IN+ - Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Jorge E. Monzon, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina
Raimes Moraes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Umberto Morbiducci, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Alexandru Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Antoni Nowakowski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Eoin O'Cearbhaill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mónica Oliveira, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Abraham Otero, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Sofia Panteliou, University of Patras, Greece
Lionel Pazart, CHU, France
Nathalia Peixoto, Neural Engineering Lab, George Mason University, United States
Marek Penhaker, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, IIT Mandi, India
Wim L. C. Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Jose M. Sabater, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Emilio Sacristan Rock, UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico
V. V. Raghavendra Sai, IIT Madras, India
Michael J. Schöning, FH Aachen, Germany
Mauro Serpelloni, University of Brescia, Italy
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Filomena Soares, Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Akihiro Takeuchi, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan
Marco Tatullo, Tecnologica Research Institute, Italy
Gil Travish, Adaptix Ltd., United Kingdom
John Tudor, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Renato Varoto, University of Campinas, Brazil
Valentina Vassilenko, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Vieira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bruno Wacogne, FEMTO-ST, France
Hakan Yavuz, Çukurova Üniversity, Turkey
Alberto Yufera, Instituto de MIcroelectronica de Sevilla / Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Xian-En Zhang, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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