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Berdakh Abibullaev

Dr. Berdakh Abibullaev received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Yeungnam University, South Korea in 2006, and 2010, respectively. He held research scientist positions at Daegu-Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (2010-2013) and at Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea (2013-2014). In 2014, he received the National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship to join a multi-institutional research project between the University of Houston and Texas Medical Center in developing neural interfaces for rehabilitation. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Robotics Department, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. His research focuses on machine learning algorithms, neural signal processing and Brain-Computer/Machine Interfaces.

Rafael Reimann Baptista

Rafael Reimann Baptista, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. Professor Baptista completed his PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011. Professor Baptista maintains active membership of numerous professional and academic societies. In 2012, he was awarded by the Young PhD grant by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil. In 2017, he was the President of the XVII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological (CNPQ), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (CAPES). Professor Baptista sits on the editorial board for the Frontiers in Physiology as Associate Editor in Exercise Physiology and at the Editorial Board of PeerJ Life and Environment, and has published 78 papers including 30 in international peer-reviewed journals according to Scopus, with a 9 h-index. He is a frequent invited keynote speaker at academic conferences and educational events across Brazil and South America. He works in exercise physiology and biomechanics, with an emphasis in the clinical aspects of gait in older adults. He coordinates the Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI) at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS.

Scotty J Butcher

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Founder of The Strength Jedi, an educational company providing online continuing education resources for health and fitness professionals and on-site strength and conditioning for older adults, post-rehabilitation, and general health.

Vittoria Carnevale Pellino

Dr. Vittoria Carnevale Pellino obtained a Master's degree in Sports Science and Adapted Physical Activity at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Ph.D. in technologies for rehabilitation and sports medicine at the University of Tor Vergata Rome, Italy. She is a member of the Laboratory of Adapted Motor Activity (LAMA) at the University of Pavia.

Dr. Carnevale Pellino expertise includes adapted exercise training for metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, especially in the youth population, and physical fitness evaluation in children and adolescents.

Emiliano Cè

Emiliano Cè was born in Italy in 1976. He received the Degree in Sport Sciences from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2002. He achieved his PhD in Morphological Sciences (2007) at the University of Milan (Italy). He received the BSc in Osteopathy from the University of Wales (Wales, UK) in 2010. Present position: Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health of the University of Milan (Italy). His research interests are addressed to the study of muscle biological signals, in particular force, surface electromyogram (EMG) and mechanomyogram (MMG), in muscle during voluntary or stimulated contractions in different physiological models (fatigue, training, temperature, etc.). Currently, his scientific activity is focused on the properties of the muscle-tendon unit mechanical model and the possibility to monitor the motor unit activation strategy by the analysis of force, EMG and MMG signals. He is a member of the Italian Society of Sport Sciences (SISMES).

Vincent C-F Chen

Dr. Vincent Chen is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering with expertise in neuromodulation and rehabilitation engineering. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and pursued a career in the tech industry while working on his graduate degrees. Before joining Loyola Chicago, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and conducted clinical research at the Neuromodulation Center of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. His experience in the tech industry and knowledge in the clinical rehabilitation field has enabled him to play a unique role in many research projects focusing on the development of neurorehabilitation devices.

Mike Climstein

Mike Climstein (PhD, FASMF, FACSM, FESSA, AEP) is an Associate Professor who holds clinical and research appointments. He is currently Course Coordinator of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at Southern Cross University; Adjunct Assoc. Professor in the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing Faculty Research Group, University of Sydney and Co-Director of the Water Based Research Unit.

Mike has 150 papers, 12 book chapters and 38 grants (internal and external funding) totaling in excess of $7.8m (AUD). His academic and clinical accomplishments have been peer-recognized having received Fellowship by Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS). Additionally, Mike has received a number of awards for his research efforts. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of exercise and sports science and clinical journals.

Mike’s research involves clinical exercise physiology/sports science, masters athletes, deleterious effects of aging and chronic conditions on bone health/segmental body composition. He is currently supervising PhD students in the areas of cardiac rehabilitation, world masters games athletes, surfing (bone health and exostoses; skin cancer) and biometric/smart clothing in clinical monitoring.

Stanisław H. Czyż

Stanisław Czyż is Associate Professor within the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences in Poland. He is Associate Professor (Incubator of Kinanthropology Research) at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia; and Extraordinary Associate Professor within the Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation focus group at North-West University, South Africa.

Linda S Ehrlich-Jones

Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones works in the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research. She has been involved in creation of behavioral interventions, using motivational interviewing, targeting persons with chronic illness to increase physical activity and improve diet. She oversees the Rehabilitation Measures Database, a compendium of summaries of instruments utilized by rehabilitation professionals. Her faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.

Past-President Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Recipient of the Addie Thomas Service Award (Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 2014)

Liang Gao

Dr. Liang Gao currently works as a senior Research Fellow at the Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University, Germany. His clinical interests include sports medicine, arthroplasty, and traumatology. His research focuses on joint preservation and orthobiologics.

Dr. Gao studied Medicine in China and Germany with intensive fellowship training in both Asia and Europe. He completed the orthopaedic residency training at Peking University Medical Center, China and received the ECFMG certificate. Moreover, he obtained his master of science degree from Heidelberg University, Germany and his doctorate summa cum laude from Saarland University, Germany.

Dr. Gao is the Member of the Basic Science Committee of International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), the Member of the Young Investigator Committee of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), and the Founding Member of the Sino Euro Orthopaedics Society (SEOS). He also serves in other international societies including ESSKA, AOSSM, ICMRS, and ORS.

Gianpiero Greco

I'm a PhD in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine and Researcher from the University of Bari (Italy). My research fields are the physical activity, exercise physiology, body composition, psychophysical health promotion, human performance, nutrition, research methodology, data analysis, and involve the general population of all age groups, students, athletes, workers, and tactical population.

Ryouhei Ishii

Dr. Ryouhei Ishii is Professor of Occupational Therapy Course, Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation. He completed his medical training at the Osaka University Hospital, he then worked under Professor Masatoshi Takeda as a graduate student on the clinical application of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry, the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. Dr. Ishii received his PhD degrees in medicine at the Osaka University in 1999.