ECE Professor to Participate in World Economic Forum




For More Information on the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012

Maysam Ghovanloo, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been invited to participate as a Young Scientist to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012 by the World Economic Forum. The meeting will take place on September 11-13 in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.

Each year, the World Economic Forum selects 40-50 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 to participate alongside business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China. These scientists are selected from all regions of the world and from a wide range of disciplines to bring value to the Meeting by contributing their scientific perspective and delivering the most up-to-date trends from various fields of science.

The meeting will gather 1,500 industry leaders, CEOs of top-ranked multinationals, heads of state/government and ministers, as well as leaders from media, academia and civil society to explore the influence of new business models, industries and technologies in the context of sustainable and inclusive growth.

The theme of the Meeting, Creating the Future Economy, highlights the imperative for business, policy-makers and society at large to collaborate on the new models needed to address fundamental changes taking place in the global economy. The programme is designed around four thematic pillars:

  • Rethinking traditional markets and existing value chains
  • Rewarding entrepreneurial solutions to societal challenges
  • Reinventing institutions and industries through innovative models
  • Recognizing the new frontiers of science and technology

The Young Scientists will contribute to the insights and knowledge provided by other Forum communities, including Technology Pioneers, Social Entrepreneurs, Young Global Leaders and Global Shapers.

Since summer 2007, Ghovanloo has been on the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech, where he founded the GT-Bionics laboratory. He is an associate editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PAR-II and a member of the International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD). Ghovanloo has organized several special sessions and was a member of Technical Review Committees for major conferences in the areas of circuits, systems, sensors, and biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, the Sigma Xi, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Ghovanloo's research interests are in the area of implantable microelecronic devices, rehabilitation engineering, and bio-inspired microsystems. He received a NSF CAREER Award in 2010.