SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Gernot Plank, PhD, received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Technical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of Graz, Graz. He is also an Academic Fellow with the Computational Biology Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Technical University of Valencia, Spain (2000–2002) and the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada (2003). He was a Marie Curie Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University (2006–2008). His current research interests include computational modeling of cardiac bioelectric activity — especially numerical methods and parallel computing techniques for the cardiac bidomain, microscopic mapping of the cardiac electric field, and defibrillation.
Edward J. Vigmond, PhD, received his B.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, from which he also received his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Institute of Biomedical & Biomaterials Engineering. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Montreal and Tulane University. Presently, he is an associate professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and is Director of the Center for Bioengineering Research and Education in the Schulich School of Engineering. His research interests include biomedical signal processing, scientific computing with particular emphasis on the bidomain equations, and multiphysics, multiscale modelling of the cardiovascular system.