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Jaakko A. Malmivuo received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 1971 and 1976, respectively. From 1974 to 1976 he served as researcher at Stanford University. In 1976 he was appointed as Associate Professor and in 1986 Professor of Bioelectromagnetism at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. Since 1992 he has been Director of the Ragnar Granit Institute at TUT. He has served as Visiting Professor at Technical University of Berlin (West) (1988), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1989), and Sophia University, Tokyo, (1993). He has over 250 scientific publications and he has co-written with R. Plonsey, Bioelectromagnetism, (New York; Oxford Univ. Press, 1995). Dr. Malmivuo was President of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering in 1987-1990. He is founder Member and was President of the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism. In 2003 he was appointed Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Jari Hyttinen received his Ph.D. degree from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in 1994. He was appointed as Professor of Medical Electronics in 2001. He has several peer-revied papers in the field of bioelectric phenomena and their modeling. Dr Hyttinen is director of several industrial projects in the area of measurement of physiological signals and implantable devices.
Frank B. Sachse received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Universitet Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. From 1992 to 2003 he served as research associate at Universitet Karlsruhe. From 2003 to 2004 he had postdoctoral fellowship at CVRTI, University of Utah. Since 2004 he has served as Res. Assoc. Professor at the CVRTI. He is author of several peer-reviewed articles in cardiac electrophysiology. He has also authored a book on this topic: Computational Cardiology, Modeling of Anatomy, Electrophysiology, and Mechanics, Springer, 2004.