The IASTED International Symposia on
Imaging and Signal Processing in Healthcare and Technology
May 16 – 18, 2011
Washington, DC, USA
Bringing Order to Chaos
Biography of the Invited Speaker
Michael J. Ackerman received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communications at the National Library of Medicine, responsible for programs in medical imaging, telemedicine and next generation networking. He originated the Visible Human Project. He holds academic appointments as an Associate Professor of Computer Medicine at the George Washington University and as an Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Ackerman was elected a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 1992, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 1985 and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2007. He serves on the Editorial Boards of TeleMedicine and e-Health, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. He has published a book and over 200 papers and book chapters.