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Speaker Profile

George Ligler

Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University


​George Ligler received the M.Sc. and D.Phil. degrees in computation from Oxford University in 1973 and 1975, respectively, where his studies were funded by a Rhodes Scholarship. He is both proprietor of GTL Associates, a computer systems engineering consultancy he formed in 1988 and, since August 2018, the Dean’s Eminent Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). In his new half-time role in the Joint Department, he assists BME through mentoring faculty and students; serving as a catalyst to initiate collaborative interactions within BME and between the department and industry; providing guidance in research, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, project management, and contract negotiation; and serving as an international spokesperson for the Joint Department. An elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, he has been recognized for leadership in the areas of systems specification, integration, and engineering. At GTL Associates, he has provided consulting services in a variety of application areas to more than 40 clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prior to forming GTL Associates, he was a project/research manager at Texas Instruments, director of engineering at the Burroughs Special Systems Division, president of Aydin Controls Division (computer graphics), and a division and group vice president at Computer Sciences Corporation. He has been a member of the BME Industrial Advisory Board since 2015.

All sessions by George Ligler

  • WednesdayFebruary 27
2:30 PM

To Patent or Publish or Both (Or Neither)