Peter Van Leeuwen received a BEd in mathematics from the Université de Montreal in 1971. After teaching, he switched to medical research in 1980 and in 1989 obtained his PhD in medical science from the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany, followed by his habilitation and a professorship in electrophysiology. He was head of the Department of Biomagnetism of the Grönemeyer Institute of Microtherapy between 1992 and 2014. The main emphasis of his research work has been focused on adult and fetal non-invasive cardiology.
Alberto Porta received the MS degree in Electronic Engineering and PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy in 1989 and 1999 respectively. Since 1999 he has been with the University of Milan, Milan, Italy where he is currently full Professor in Biomedical Engineering. Since 2012 he has been the President of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO). His current H-index is 49 (source: Scopus).
Reason for membership:
ESGCO President 2018-2020 - ESGCO 2002, 2008, 2014 organizer
Dirk Hoyer received a Diploma for “Biomedical Engineering and Cybernetics” (Technical University Ilmenau, 1979), a PhD for “nonlinear modelling of physiological behavior” (1985), a professorship for “Biosystem Analysis” (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 2009).
The ESGCO community sadly announces that an eminent member of the board, Marco di Rienzo, passed away on May, 25th, 2022. Marco organized the 5th ESGCO meeting in Parma, Italy in 2008. Marco was a pioneer of heart rate and blood pressure variability analysis and he was one of the animators of the field of biomedical signal processing since its early beginning.