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Soumyadipta Acharya, MD, MSE, PhD

Soumyadipta Acharya
Research Interests: Global health, instrumentation and medical devices, machine learning, signal processing
Research Interests

Research Interests

Soumyadipta Acharya is the Graduate Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) and an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the chief architect of a new graduate program in bioengineering innovation and design. He also runs a program in global medical technology innovation, which focuses on developing appropriate healthcare technologies for public health interventions worldwide. He has been involved in the invention and early stage development of several diagnostic and therapeutic technologies aimed at reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries. Several of these innovations have received funding from USAID and other agencies and are in preliminary field studies in South Asia and East Africa.

In recognition of his contributions to medical technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, Dr. Acharya received the Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award (2011) from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), USA. He is also the recipient of the NASA Tech Briefs Award (2006) and the NASA Space Act Board Award (2008) in recognition of his work on human physiological signal analysis.

Titles & Affiliations


  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Bioengineering Innovation & Design Master’s Program

Affiliated Centers & Institutes



  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
  • MSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron, 2004
  • Resident, Cardiology, SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India, 2001
  • MBBS, Medicine, Surgery, University of Calcutta, India, 1999
Faculty News

Recent Highlights

  • November 15, 2017
    The university’s NeMo team, short for Neonatal Monitoring, was named as one of 51 new Grand Challenges Explorations winners in an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • May 19, 2017
    It all started at a hackathon. A group of Johns Hopkins students, postdocs, and faculty members gathered one weekend in April 2016 to develop a solution to the recent spread of the Zika virus. After hitting a few dead ends, the VectorWEB team hit upon an idea to create an automated trap that would count and identify mosquitoes, record the data, and send it to the Cloud where it could be mapped and distributed to health officials.
  • April 5, 2011
    On March 25 2011, during the NCIIA Open Minds conference, CBID Graduate Program Director, Dr. Soumya Acharya won the Olympus...

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