Yongmin Kim honored with IEEE EMBS Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology
June 6, 2011 | UW Bioengineering
Yongmin Kim, professor of bioengineering, has been honored with the 2011 William J. Morlock Award, the IEEE EMBS Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) gives the Morlock Award every other year to an outstanding individual who has made an original contribution involving important application of electronics techniques and concepts to the solution of biomedical problems. Kim will receive the award at the IEEE EMBS annual meeting, held later this year in Boston.
Kim is a leader in medical imaging and next-generation ultrasound, and directs the Image Computing Systems Laboratory at the UW, a lab that focuses on medical imaging, image processing, and computer architecture. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and is an adjunct professor of radiology and of computer science and engineering.
The Morlock Award was established in 1960 by the family of William J. Morlock. The award is intended to honor a candidate who has added worthwhile increments to the field over an extended period of time, adding up to an outstanding contribution; made a single contribution of theory, instrument design, or technique of outstanding significance; contributed to education in biomedical electronics; had published outstanding papers or edited outstanding material that has contributed to the field; or developed an important application of electronic techniques and concepts to the solution of biomedical problems.
The EMBS is part of IEEE, the largest professional society dedicated to advancing technology, with nearly 400,000 members worldwide in fields such as aerospace technology, computer systems, telecommunications, and electrical engineering. The membership of EMBS includes more than 8,000 academic and professional bioengineers around the world.