University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering


BME Symposium Agenda

Celebrating a global legacy of exceptional and inspiring educators

April 4-5, 2014


April 4th: Evening Reception
Location: Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, WI.
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Includes: Hor d'oeuvres and drinks and brewery tour


April 5th: Symposium
Location: Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive, Madison WI
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Includes: A continental breakfast and lunch
Events: The 'Edison Show' presented by Prof. Tompkins, speaker presentations, tours, and departmental highlights


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Nitish V. Thakor, Ph.D. (UW MS '78 and PhD '81 under Prof. Webster)
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Yongmin Kim, Ph.D. (UW MS '79 and PhD '82 under Prof. Tompkins)
President of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTEC)

Alan V. Sahakian, Ph.D. (UW MS '79 and PhD '84 under Prof. Tompkins and Webster)
Professor and Chair of EECS, Professor of BME, Northwestern

Peter Ping Hua, Ph.D. (UW MS and PhD '90 under Prof. Webster)
Managing Partner, SB China Venture Capital

Dorin Panescu, Ph.D. (UW MS '91 and PhD '93 under Prof. Webster)
Senior Director, Product Development at Intuitive Surgical

Shen Luo, Ph.D. (UW PhD '94 under Prof. Tompkins)
Deputy General Manager, Patient Monitoring & Life Support Business Unit
Shenzhen Mindray Biomedical Electronics Co. LTD.

Kevin Cohen, Ph.D. (UW MS and PhD '95 under Prof. Webster)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group Leader


April 5th: Evening Reception
Celebrate their legacies and the retirement of Prof. Tompkins
Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. presentation

Includes: Hor d'oeuvres style dinner and beer/wine

Enjoy a rare and fun opportunity to mingle with BME alumni and colleagues ... as well as to enjoy a presentation that promises to be memorable in more ways than one! The Badger men's basketball Final Four game will be on, so you won't miss the action.