On 31st July, 2018 IEEE AIUB Student Branch in collaboration with IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) AIUB Student Branch Chapter successfully organized a seminar on “Career Opportunities and Research Areas in Biomedical Engineering: An Introduction to IEEE EMBS” at American International University – Bangladesh. The seminar focused on the applications of engineering skills for the advancement of the biomedical sector and also introduced IEEE EMBS which is the world’s largest society for biomedical engineers providing various opportunities for its members. The seminar was conducted by Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE EMBS AIUB SB Chapter, who is an expert on Bio-signal processing and modeling, biomedical electronics and its applications.
The event was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, who initiated his speech by introducing the importance of biomedical engineering in our present time. He discussed how engineering skills can be applied to the advancement of healthcare equipment to diagnose, monitor and analyze diseases. He described how biomedical engineers also need to know the functionalities of the human body in order to build the latest technologies to detect and cure various health-related problems. Moreover, he encouraged the participants to build a career in this fast-developing field to help and modernize medicine and biological sectors and do the betterment of mankind.
The speaker of the seminar, Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam started his session by discussing the importance of improving life quality by means of advancement of technology. He described various instruments to detect and cure diseases like an ultrasound machine, defibrillator, CPR machine, automated wheelchair which would not be possible to build without engineering knowledge. He talked about how biomedical engineering is a combination of engineering, electronics, computation and medical knowledge. He described how engineers are developing artificial body parts to help those who are in need. He also talked about how engineers are using their computational skills to analyze genome diseases. Later on, he discussed about the vast job opportunities and research sectors for engineers in the biomedical field. They can build a career in clinical, rehabilitation or neural system engineering sectors. Afterward, there was a question and answer session where enthusiastic participants fulfilled their queries. Then there was a discussion about the benefits of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society and how they are building a strong network for their members to develop and improve their ideas for the advancement of society.
The concluding speech was given by Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain who encouraged the participants to flourish their skills and knowledge. He advised them to build their career in biomedical engineering and also build a strong network among people who are working in this sector by joining IEEE EMBS. Afterward, Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain handed over the certificate and token of appreciation to Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam. A group photo was taken with all the participants which marked the end of the seminar.