BME professor recognized for outstanding contributions to medical and biological engineering
May Dongmei Wang
May Dongmei Wang, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, was one 31 newly inducted Fellows of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) that were welcomed on September 18, 2020 during the Virtual Meeting of 2020 Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering and Annual Symposium of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (BME Forum).
The IAMBE, affiliated with the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), is made up of fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering.
Wang, a Kavli Fellow and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, is also a researcher in both the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and the Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Tech. She also is director of the Biomedical Big Data Initiative, co-director of the Georgia Tech Center for Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry, and principal investigator of the Biomedical Informatics and Bio-Imaging Laboratory (Bio-MIBLab) at Georgia Tech and Emory.
Bio-MIBLab research focuses primarily on translational biomedical informatics with the goal of developing software applications and algorithms that solve real-world clinical problems – essential tools for personalized, predictive, and preventive medicine. Recently, Wang and her team were involved in an international study providing insight on mHealth data collection and analysis, and provided key insights in identifying technologies to address the Covid-19 pandemic.
Her election to IAMBE was initiated by nominations (from current Fellows) that were then screened by the membership committee. Election is conducted by a vote of Fellows (there currently are less than 200, world-wide).
Georgia Tech (EVPR/BME)