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Michele Diana

Michele Diana, MD, Ph.D obtained the Medical Degree in Rome, Italy, and specialized in general surgery in Switzerland. He obtained a Ph.D in Medical Sciences and received the Venia Legendi at the University of Strasbourg (France). He is Scientific Director of the Research Institute against Cancer of the Digestive System (IRCAD), Strasbourg and the responsible of the Photonics for Health department of the ICube Lab (Strasbourg). He is faculty member of leading scholar surgical societies, including the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), the International Society of Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS) and the International Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT). His main translational research interests are image-guided surgery, virtual and augmented reality, optical imaging navigation systems, molecular fluorescence guided surgery, surgical robotics and machine and deep learning. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters (h-index 32).

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Taesung Kim

Dr. Taesung Kim received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 1994. He received his Master’s, and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He joined Seagate Technology in 2002 and worked as Sr./Staff Engineer in Recording Head R&D.

Since 2005 Dr. Kim has been a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering and SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon, Korea. In 2014, he was appointed as SKKU Young Fellow and started working for SKKU Research & Business Foundation as a Vice President. His research interests include 2-D material synthesis, optical fiber sensors, semiconductor/display manufacturing process (CMP, cleaning and contamination control), and atmospheric/indoor aerosol control.

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Marco Carminati

Marco Carminati, was born in 1981 in Milan (Italy). He received B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Electronic Engineering, both magna cum laude from Politecnico di Milano, in 2003 and 2005 respectively. In 2006 he joined DEI (Politecnico di Milano) and he completed the PhD in 2009, focusing on low-noise analog design and (bio)-electronic instrumentation. In 2007 he was awarded a Progetto Roberto Rocca Fellowship and spent the 2008 spring semester at MIT (USA) as a visiting student in prof. Joel Voldman’s group, working on BioMEMS and microfluidics. From 2010 to 2015 he was post-doc researcher in the group of prof. Marco Sampietro contributing to the invention of original micro-sensors based on high-resolution impedance detection for silicon photonics and environmental monitoring. Since 2014 he is teacher of the “Biochip” course and serves as secretary of the IEEE I&M TC-34. Since 2016 he is Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the group led by prof. Carlo Fiorini, focusing on low-noise nuclear electronics, with applications spanning from medical imaging to neutrino physics. He has co-authored 160+ peer-reviewed international publications (1770+ citations, h-index = 21), holds 4 patents and was awarded 3 best paper awards at IEEE conferences. He is IEEE Senior member and serves as Editor of IEEE TBioCAS.

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Jean-Marie Furbringer

Jean-Marie Fürbringer graduated with a degree in Physics at EPFL in 1987. Developing his doctoral research on sensitivity analysis of simulation models, he was awarded the doctoral degree by EPFL in 1992.

From 1995 to 1997, Dr Fürbringer was visiting researcher at the NIST in Gaithersburg (Maryland).

In 1997, Dr Fürbringer was appointed visiting professor with the Faculty of Engineering Science at the Catholic University of Lima (PUCP). While at PUCP, he also established and managed the Learning Center of Graña y Montero, which provides training and competency management for the five companies of the group.

In 2001, Dr Fürbringer joined the laboratory of production and processes (LGPP) at EPFL where he led and managed several research projects on competency management and engineering education.

From 2007 to 2010, he was deputy director of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Fürbringer was appointed to the position of deputy dean of the EPFL Doctoral School in 2010 where he has worked till fall 2013.

From November 2013 he has been attached to the Section of Physics as research associate.