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Prof. Pedro from Cuban Academy of Sciences Sits on Ginkgo Forum

published: 2012-05-28 17:38:45       hits: 



On May 24, Prof. Pedro A. Valdes-Sosa, full member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, and the Cuban Academy of Sciences, and Vice-Director of the Cuban Neuroscience Center, came to UESTC and gave a wonderful lecture at the Ginkgo Forum on the topic of "Neurotechnology: the Cutting Edge of Biomedical Engineering".



In the past century, as a method of early detection and treatment of brain damage, neurotechnology has developed into a more and more mature and important branch of biomedical engineering. The professor first gave a brief introduction to neurotechnology and reviewed its historical development. Then he talked about the experiences and achievements he had gained at the Cuban Neuroscience Center. Finally, he gave his student audience advice on study and research in biomedical engineering.

Prof. Pedro used witty and humorous language in his lecture, winning cheers and applauses from time to time. In the Q & A session, he exchanged ideas with the students on issues they were interested in.

This Ginkgo Forum was sponsored by the UESTC Graduate School and organized by the School of Life Science and Technology. Some three hundred students attended the lecture, at which also present were Party Secretary of the School of Life Science Yuan Qin, Deputy Seretary Zhang Qiong, Prof. Keith on the Thousand Talents Program, and Cuban Neuroscience Center researcher Yasser.

Introduction to Prof. Pedro A. Valdes-Sosa:

Pedro A. Valdes-Sosa has gained numerous academic positions and honorary titles such as full member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, full member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, Vice-Director of the Cuban Neuroscience Center, invited professor of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics of Japan, invited researcher of the Brain Science Institute of RIKEN, Japan, Honorary Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and creator and first director of Clinical Neurophysiology Society of Cuba.

Prof. Pedro initiated work with quantitative electrophysiology with the first Cuban microcomputer, and developed related methods and software programs, which have been adopted in medical and health care systems in Cuba and other countries. His research includes (computational) theory, methodology, and both fMRI and electromagnetic brain imaging, with contributions to multichannel EEG/MEG, Distributed ESI (Electrophysiological Source Imaging, SPM for ESI, Granger Causality, Neural mass modeling, EEG/fMRI fusion and tensor theory, Large scale neural modeling, and Effective connection theory. So far, he has published over 170 high level academic papers.