U.S President taps alumnus as rising star

Ervin Sejdić, BESc’02, PhD’08, was recently named among the winners of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the country’s highest honour for science and engineering professionals. Sejdić, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering at The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, will receive the award at ceremony in Washington, D.C., this spring.

“It is great honor for me, and especially a strong acknowledgement of my scientific work,” Sejdić said. “I am extremely grateful to all my mentors, my colleagues and my students. Without them, I would not be able to achieve this award.”

Sejdić has co-authored more than 90 publications in the last five years. His research interests include biomedical signal processing, gait analysis, swallowing difficulties, advanced information systems in medicine, rehabilitation engineering, assistive technologies, and anticipatory medical devices.