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Polymath professor keeps world healthcare experts ahead of the curve

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Brunel’s Professor Asoke K Nandi will for the next two years keep worldwide experts up to speed with cutting edge developments in Engineering in Medicine and Biology.

The former Head of Electronic and Computer Engineering and former CERN physicist has been awarded distinguished lecturer status by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Prof Nandi works across a broad spectrum of research areas including statistical signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications, brain signal processing, gene clustering and biomedical signal processing. His IEEE lectures will bring to life some of his pioneering advances in computer-aided breast cancer detection from mammogram images and gene clusters. He’ll also talk about his techniques to unscramble maternal and foetal electrocardiograms belonging to expectant mums and their babies.  

Since he heard from the IEEE last week, Professor Nandi who will be based at Brunel, has already had two booking requests from Toronto and Calgary. He said: “It’s a bit of a pleasant surprise. Last year someone asked me if I would agree to be nominated, but then I forgot all about it.  At the time, I didn’t think I would get it because my research interests are broader than what we covered in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.”

The US-based IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for ‘advancing technology for humanity’ and its members work in industry, academia, hospitals, and government agencies. They design the electrical circuits that make a pacemaker run, create the software that reads an MRI and help develop wireless technologies that let patients and doctors communicate over long distances. These experts, including Prof Nandi are the link between science and revolutionary future medicine and healthcare.

Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice Chancellor said: “This is excellent news and testament to Professor Nandi’s pioneering contribution across a range of research areas. Brunel is proud to share such high calibre expertise and hopes his forthcoming lectures inspire students, academics and experts the world over.”

See Prof Asoke K Nandi’s inaugural lecture