Dr. Natalia Trayanova is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computational Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She is the inaugural William R. Brody Faculty Scholar. She is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among which Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award and Outstanding Researcher Award from Tulane University, and Fulbright Distinguished Research Award. She has published extensively and has presented at a large number of international meetings. She is the Editor of the book "Cardiac Defibrillation - Mechanisms, Challenges and Implications", InTech Publishing, 2011. Dr. Trayanova is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Computational Physiology and Medicine, served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering in the period 1997-2005, is on the Editorial Board of the journals Heart Rhythm and American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory System), and is an Area Editor of IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Trayanova was the Vice-Chair in 2007 and the Chair in 2009 of the Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms.