The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named IMES core faculty member and W.M. Keck Career Development Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Thomas Heldt, an Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBSDistinguished Lecturer for 2019. Lecturers serve one-year terms and are selected from around the world to speak on topics ranging from signal processing and machine learning to bioelectric medicine, electrophysiology, and advanced biomedical sensors and systems.

Dr. Heldt, who is also Associate Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and a Principal Investigator with MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics, is focused on signal processing, mathematical modeling, and model identification to support real-time clinical decision making, among other topics, in his work and recently co-authored a paper presented at the American Medical Informatics Association’s Annual Symposium outlining a predictive model helping ER doctors decide whether to administer life-saving, but potentially harmful, drugs to sepsis patients.

Begun in 1952, the EMBS is a global, members-based association of biomedical engineers. Its meetings, publications, and other activities have helped to catalyze countless contributions to the fields of biomedical and healthcare engineering.