Professor, Northeastern University, USA
Dr. Misha Pavel is a Professor of Practice jointly appointed between Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Dr. Pavel came to Boston from a position of a Program Director of Smart and Connected Health on a leave from at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) where he was a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology. He was also a visiting professor at the Technical University of Tampere and held an appointment as Bennet Chair in the Innovation program of Halmstad University in Sweden. Previously he served as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (he founded in 2001) and as Director of the Point of Care Laboratory at OHSU, which focuses on unobtrusive monitoring, neurobehavioral assessment and computational modeling in support of healthcare, with a particular focus on chronic disease and elder care. His earlier academic appointments included positions at New York University and Stanford University. In addition to his academic career, Professor Pavel was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories in early 1970s, where his research included network analysis and modeling, and later at AT&T Laboratories with focus on the development of mobile and Internet-based technologies. He has more than 250 publications, over 10 patents, over 12,000 citations with h-index 46 and i10 index 127. In addition to his academic experience Dr. Pavel has been involved in a wide spectrum of commercial ventures ranging from developing vision systems for aviation with FLIR and NASA to Augmenting Cognition with Honeywell. Professor Pavel has a Ph.D. in mathematical and experimental psychology from New York University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Misha Pavel is a Senior Life Member of IEEE.