Dr. Winston Wu,



Dr. Winston Wu is the Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer of Cognos Therapeutics where he is responsible for determining and implementing the best-path technical solutions for the company’s unique advanced medical technology. His current focus is on developing the path to market for the company’s Sinnais Implantable Smart Pump platform.

Winston is an experienced hands-on technical leader with broad skill sets in hardware and software engineering.  He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering for Embedded Computing Systems from UCLA. At UCLA, his work in creating one of the first wearable body sensor systems based around a smartphone was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and he helped define and create a first-of-its-kind fully integrated cane device with motion acceleration, rotational gyroscope, and pressure sensors targeted towards the 4 million elder cane users.

His industrial experience has been focused on FDA-regulated medical devices.  He was the team leader of many projects from concept to commercialization is the author of ten IEEE journal and conference publications and holds twelve patents relating to various innovative medical technology systems and concepts. He has been recognized for his achievements by many groups including winning a Fellowship Award from the NIH and being given a scholarship from the Leon Weinberg Memorial Scholarship Organization. In addition to his work with Cognos, Winston Wu currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics.


  • Co-author of many medical journal articles and papers
  • Best Paper Award for his “SmartCane System” paper at the 3rd International Conference on Body Area Networks
  • Fellowship Award Recipient from the National Institute of Health/National Library of Medicine
  • Has developed PCBA in FDA regulated environment
  • Has expert development experience in Altium, Orcad, and Mentor Graphics PADS
  • Has design and practical experience in developing advanced wearable and wireless health monitoring systems
  • Has formed and led many engineering teams in the development of concept to commercialization technology platforms


  • Received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA
  • Fellowship Award Recipient from the National Institute of Health/National Library of Medicine
  • Departmental Fellowship Award from UCLA Electrical Engineering Department
  • IEEE Scholarship Recipient
  • Presidential Scholar Recipient from San Francisco State University