Thursday, October 23, 2014 



University of Cincinnati in 427 ERC (Eng Research Center)


5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. –  Social Time & Dinner


6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Presentation & Questions




Free (Provide by IEEE Cincinnati Section)



As evidenced by the US Presidential announcement of the  “BRAIN” initiative nearly a year ago and the increasing awareness of both the short team and long term implications of head injuries such as traumatic brain injury that can range from sever to mild concussions, the importance of understanding how to diagnose and treat brain injury has never been more highly visible to the public.  While, much of the common press on neurologic research has focused on the role of emergency clinicians and neurologists, engineers are playing an ever increasingly important role in the discovery of new diagnosis and treatment methods for brain injury.  In this talk Dr. Beyette will discuss his experience in the development of novel technologies that are currently being developed for acute neurologic care.  Specifically he will feature research results from two device technologies that have shown significant promise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injury.  First he will show results associated with robotic neuromotor testing and the possibility for using this technology for diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury.  Second, he will discuss his efforts to build portable EEG systems that can be used in the rapid diagnosis of seizures.  Finally, he will show how these technologies may be adapted to areas that move beyond acute care and into personal health monitoring applications.” 


Dr Fred Beyette Jr.,  Graduate Progaram Director, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems (EECS). 

After earning a PhD  from Colorado State University in 1995 and completing a 1 year post-doc at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, Dr. Fred R. Beyette Jr. joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems in 1996.  He is currently performing research in areas related to design and implementation of Mixed Technology Embedded Systems with a particular focus on the development of novel point-of-care medical technologies with applications in many clinical and non-clinical health monitoring/assessment situations.  His primary accomplishment over recent years has been to establish the Point-of-Care Center for Emerging Neurotechnologies (POC-CENT).  This center includes efforts to identify unmet clinical needs in the area of acute neurologic care, provide support for technology developers who are working to build point-of-care device that are designed to address the identified unmet clinical needs in acute neurologic care and develop educational materials and training programs that help clinicians, scientists, engineers, designers and all interested technology developers understand the clinical, technical and commercialization issues associated with the design, implementation, testing and commercialization of point-of-care technologies.  Dr. Beyette has been the principle investigator for the POC-CENT since its inception in October 2007.  As a well-established researcher in design, implementation and evaluation of POC technologies for acute neurologic care, he has significant expertise in the development of research programs that focus on translational activities that connect clinical practice with engineering development for clinical device technologies.  Over his 15 year academic career, Dr. Beyette’s research work has resulted in 11 patent applications, 33 research papers published in archival journals and contributed to more than 100 conference papers (including 2 invited papers) presented at national and international meetings.  He has also trained 43 students at the MS, PhD and Fellow levels.  These trainees have gone on to productive careers in industry, start-up companies, Industry R&D, academia and clinical practice.  In addition to his individual advising/mentoring activities, he currently serve as the graduate program director for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems.  In this capacity he is responsible for oversight of ~250 graduate students in 6 graduate programs that cover 11 different technology tracks ranging from electronic materials and devices to computer/cyber security.  


Adriratico’s Pizza, Soda & Water

LOCATION:  University of Cincinnati in 427 ERC (Engineering Research Center)

            2901 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45221  Parking garages can be found next to ERC.

The nearest parking garage is Woodside Garage or the Campus Green Garage.  There is also on street parking on Martin Luther King Blvd and Clifton Ave. 

  1. From the parking garages head inside campus
  2. You will then get to ERC (big orange-ish building with smoke stack like roof)

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Reservations close at midnight on Sunday September 19, 2014.

An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday September 19, 2014

PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.