Mark Cheng

Dr. Cheng received his BS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan in 1995, 2003 respectively. He joined the University of Alabama (UA) as a full professor in 2019. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at Wayne State University and the University of Texas Health Science at Houston. Dr. Cheng’s research interests include sensor design, internet-of-things (IoT), biomedical devices, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), and 2D materials. Cheng received the NSF CAREER Award, ONR Summer Research Faculty Award and Presidential Research Enhancement Award. At UA, he and his students are applying state-of-the-art technologies to emerging challenges in our society, including water population and wearable biomedical sensing. His current research is supported by National Science Foundation, and Great Lake Protection Fund.

Theerawit Wilaiprasitporn

Theerawit Wilaiprasitporn received a Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2017. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) funded his Ph.D. research. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Rayong, Thailand, where he is also a co-principal investigator (co-PI) of the Bio-Inspired Robotics and Neural Engineering Laboratory. He had been PI of 10 external-funded projects. His current research interests are Biomedical Signal Processing, Brain-Computer Interfaces, and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. He has successfully published 20 IEEE Journal papers/Transactions within the first four years of his early career (2019-2021). Moreover, he is an associate editor of IEEE Sensors Journal and a track chair of IEEE SENSORS 2021-2022.