One of the leaders in the field of seizure prediction
Leon Iasemidis is a world renowned expert in nonlinear dynamics and the development of new measures of dynamics for the detection, prediction and control of crises in complex coupled systems, in particular the animal and human epileptic brain.
Dr. Iasemidis is currently an endowed Professor and the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair in the Biomedical Engineering Program, a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), and the Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS), College of Engineering and Science, at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, USA.
His research and over 100 peer-reviewed publications, interdisciplinary conference organizations, presentations and invited talks have stimulated an international interest in the prediction and control of epileptic seizures and understanding of the mechanisms of epileptogenesis.
He is considered one of the founders of the field of seizure prediction and has collaborated with Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the Barrow Neurological Institute.
Dr. Iasemidis served on the editorial board of Epilepsia and the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and currently is on the editorial board of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and the International Journal of Neural Systems.
He is a reviewer for a score of journals and research sponsoring national and international agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Over the years, Dr. Iasemidis’ research has been funded by NIH, VA, DARPA, NSF, DoD, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the Science Foundation of Arizona, the Whitaker Foundation and industry.
He has co-founded two companies in the area of neuromodulation and control of epilepsy and is the co-author of 4 awarded, 1 pending and 9 provisional patents in this area.
His research has been highlighted on multiple forums, including the New York Times, Discover magazine, the Teaching Company, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Iasemidis has had nearly 5,000 scholarly citations and has an h-index of 33, and his research has been highlighted in multiple forums, including the New York Times, Discover magazine, the Teaching Company, and the American Society for the Advancement of Science.