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Binh Q. Tran, Ph.D

Founding Dean
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Binh Tran joined Marian University in 2021 as its founding dean for the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering. He has over 20+ years of experience in academia and research as a faculty member in biomedical engineering. Dr. Tran’s research and academic interests pertain to the areas of telehealth/telemedicine, health information technologies, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical imaging, and cardio-pulmonary biomechanics. He is especially interested in the research, development and applications of technology to create innovative health care solutions to facilitate healthy independent living for elderly populations, people with disabilities and those living with chronic illnesses. Binh has received national recognition for his research, teaching, and service to the engineering profession. He serves on the editorial board of several engineering journals and on grant review panels for NIH, FDA, Department of Education, and others. Dr. Tran also has experience working in the engineering industry as well with several start-up companies. He was a member of the United States Naval Reserves.


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Interests and Expertise

Biomedical devices, telehealth, telemedicine, gerontechnology, smart homes, successful aging, mathematical modeling, cardiac biomechanics, pulmonary biomechanics, biomedical imaging, wearable sensors, neuroscience, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering entrepreneurship, engineering education, STEM education.

Selected Papers

  • B.Q. Tran and P. Gonzales, “Standards and guidelines for personal health records in the United States: Finding consensus in a rapidly evolving and divided environment,” J. Health Med. Informatics, S6, 2012.
  • H. Szu, C. Hsu, G. Moon, T. Yamakawa, B. Tran, “Smartphone household wireless electroencephalogram hat,” Applied Comput. Intelligence & Soft Comput, 2013, Article ID: 241489.
  • H.Szu, B.Q. Tran, F. Lalonde, Noninvasive detection of brain order-disorder transitions using functional EEG, SPIE Newsroom:  Biomedical Optics & medical Imaging, 2014.
  • Q.T. Huynh, U.D. Nguyen, L.B. Irazabal, N. Ghassemian, B.Q. Tran, Optimization of an accelerometer and gyroscope based fall detection algorithm. J. of Sensors, Hindawi Publ., 2015.
  • B.Q. Tran and P. Gonzales, Evaluating usability of current design strategies for web-based personal health records. Innovative Biomed Tech and Health Care, Applis Publishers, 1(1):1-7, 2017.
  • Spears CA, Abroms LC, Glass CR, Hedeker D, Eriksen MP, Cottrell-Daniels C, Tran BQ, Wetter DW. Mindfulness-Based Smoking Cessation Enhanced With Mobile Technology (iQuit Mindfully): Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. Jun 24;7(6), 2019.
  • Q.T. Huynh and B.Q. Tran, Time-frequency analysis of daily activities for fall detection. Signals, December, 2020.
  • J. Jenkins, L-C. Chang, B.Q. Tran, H. Szu, Exploring hormone communication and perception of emotion, MOJ Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (MOJABB), 2021.

Professional Activities 

  • NIH AIDS Clinical Studies and Epidemiology (ACE) Study Section – Grant Reviewer (Charter Member)
  • NIH- SBIB-Q (58) Study Section- Technologies for Healthy Independent Living – Grant Reviewer
  • Department of Education, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) – Grant Reviewer
  • Dept of Education (NIDRR) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging Grants – Grant Reviewer
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Review Panel – Reviewer
  • IEEE Trans Info Technologies in Biomedicine-Assoc Editor/Reviewer
  • IEEE Trans in Biomedical Engineering-Reviewer
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine-Reviewer
  • Sensors Journal-Reviewer
  • Innovative Biomedical Technologies and Health Care-Editorial Board
  • MDPI Digital Journal-Reviewer Board
  • MDPI Signals Journal-Editorial Board
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) – Program Evaluator

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