Dr. Nicolas W. Chbat is Principal Member Research Staff at Philips Research North America. He leads efforts in clinical decision support for cardiopulmonary medicine.
Dr. Chbat received his PhD from Columbia University in 1995, when he joined General Electric Global Research Center (GE GRC) for 7 years. In 2000, he won the Dushman Award, GE GRC’s Highest Technical Team Achievement Award. Dr. Chbat then spent four years at the Mayo Clinic, Division of Engineering. In 2005, he won the Best Teacher of the Year Award from the Mayo Graduate School.
Dr. Chbat holds 12 issued patents, 5 filed patents, and 6 invention disclosures. He coauthored the book Discrete-Time Control Problems Using MATLAB, a chapter in a Healthcare Technology book, and has more than 20 publications.
Dr. Chbat was awarded, as co-PI, three governmental grants (NIH and CMS) totaling more than $17M in the past two years 2010-2012.
In addition, Dr. Chbat is Adjunct Professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, where he is also chair of the External Advisory Board. Dr. Chbat is an IEEE-EMBS officer, where he is Theme Chair at the yearly IEEE EMBC conference. He was Conference Chair of the 2nd Annual AMA-IEEE conference 2011 in Boston.