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Steven Freear

University of Leeds
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Steven Freear (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Doctorate in 1997 and subsequently worked in the medical industry for seven years as an Electronic System Designer. He was appointed as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and then Professor with the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering with the University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K., in 2006, 2008 and 2016, respectively. In 2006, he formed the Ultrasound and Embedded Systems Group, specializing in both industrial and biomedical research. His main research interest is concerned with advanced analogue and digital signal processing and efficient embedded systems design. He teaches digital signal processing, VLSI and embedded systems design, and hardware description languages at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is the Vice President for Publications for the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (UFFC) having previous was the Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on UFFC (2013–2018). He was Visiting Professor with Georgia Tech from 2014–2018, where he led development of the imaging engine for an MRI compatible CMUT intravascular catheter funded by NIH/Siemens.

IEEE UFFC Position History:
  • 2024-Present   Vice President Symposia (UFFC-S Officers)
  • 2024-Present   Vice President Symposia (Finance Committee)
  • 2024-Present   Vice President Symposia (Administrative Committee)
  • 2023-Present   IUS Guidance Committee Chair (Ultrasonics Standing Committee)
  • 2021-Present   Vice President Publications (Finance Committee)
  • 2021-Present   Electronics Working Group Committee Member (Electronics Working Group)
  • Past   Deputy Vice President Symposia (Administrative Committee)
  • 2021-2022   Vice President Publications (UFFC-S Officers)
  • 2021-2022   Vice President Publications (Administrative Committee)
  • Recognitions:
  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award
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