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Program Chair

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

Brief Bio
Alberto Cliquet Junior graduated from the University of São Paulo-USP (Engineering School of São Carlos / Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto), completed his doctoral studies in Scotland, Glasgow (PhD, Strathclyde Univ.) in 1988 and followed two academic careers, at USP and University of Campinas-UNICAMP: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor (1993); Reader (1997), being a full Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medical Sciences of UNICAMP since 2003 as well as a full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of USP since 1998. He coordinates the outpatient rehabilitation clinic for spinal cord injured subjects (University Hospital of UNICAMP, 90 patients a week) working with neural stimulation, motor control, paraplegia, tetraplegia, biomechanics and biomedical instrumentation. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at USP and UNICAMP (integrated clinical-surgical procedures, electronics and rehabilitation engineering), having supervised about 100 undergraduate students with scholarships, many residents in Orthopedics (Braz. Soc.) and over 50 Doctoral and MSc theses as well as postdoctoral fellows. Two thirds of all pubmed papers in the Country (“Quadriplegia Rehabilitation in Brazil”) come from his labs. at USP (Biocybernetics & Rehab. Engr.) and UNICAMP (Biomechanics & Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System) with many papers having being published ( “cliquet a or cliquet junior a or cliquet jr a or junior alberto cliquet”). Experience was gathered by working at the Institute of Heart of São Paulo, Brazilian Institute of Psychodrama and at the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre (AACD-São Paulo). He was the Head of the Department of Orthopedics-UNICAMP for 4 years (another 4 as deputy head), Head of Electrical Engineering-USP for 2 years (4 as deputy) and also Head of Biomedical Engineering Dept.-UNICAMP (3 years). Nowadays is the Deputy Coordinator for the Surgery Post graduate course at UNICAMP and Vice-Director of the Centre for Engr. Applied to Health of USP. Works as referee for many Journals (Spinal Cord, Artificial Organs, Physiological Measur., Med.&Biol.Engr.&Comp., Clinical Biomechanics, IEEEs, IEE, etc.) and has been the examiner of hundreds MSC/PhD theses as well as full professorships both in Brazil and abroad (UK, USA, Australia, etc.). Besides that, Prof. Cliquet is part of the Brazilian Health / Engineering Committees (Brasilia) , founding member of IFESS-Int.Functional Electrical Stimulation Soc., full member of ISMRM-Int.Soc.for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine , member of theInternational Continence Society-ICS ,member of the Association for Computer Machinery-ACM and Chief Editor of “Ortopedia e Traumatologia Ilustrada” ( Brazilian Journal). Along his career he was awarded the 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) among others and achieved the highest national level as a researcher (#1A) from CNPq (2009). Lately has been an Invited Presenter in Leipzig (ISPO 2010), Keynote Speaker in Rome (Biostec 2011), Invited Lecturer in Graz (2013 Wien Workshop in FES), Program Chair in Angers, France (Biodevices 2014), besides being the Organizer/President of the International Annual IFESS Conference (São Paulo, 2011). ... More >>


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
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
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
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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