Maysam Ghovanloo

Maysam Ghovanloo

Maysam Ghovanloo

Associate Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Maysam Ghovanloo
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Areas of Expertise: 
implantable microelectronic devices, neural interfacing, rehabilitation engineering, bio-inspired microsystems, medical instrumentation, low-power analog/digital/mixed-mode integrated circuits
“The Internet of Things is growing the number and variety of its sensing nodes not only in the environment but also on and even inside the human body. It will enable us to collect, analyze, and store a treasure trove of health related data that over the long term can create personalized trends and baselines, and compare them across populations to indicate early onset of diseases and identify unhealthy behaviors that could lead to future health problems. This will significantly reduce the healthcare costs by promoting preventive medicine over the traditional medicine that focuses on treatments, resulting in a healthier society.”

Professor Ghovanloo received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 1994. He received his M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. From 1994 to 1998, he worked at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application, Inc., where he lead the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998, he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., developing physiology and pharmacology laboratory instruments. During summer of 2002, he was with the Advanced Bionics, Inc., working on a spinal cord stimulator. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in electrical engineering in 2003 and 2004, respectively. He joined the faculty of NC State University in August 2004, where he served as an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering until June 2007. Since summer 2007, he has been on the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech, where he founded the GT-Bionics laboratory.

Dr. Ghovanloo is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, PAR-II. He is also a member of the International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD). He 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.