Attila Roka graduated from Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary) as an MD in 2002, where he also earned a PhD in 2008. His current research interests are in vivo/in silico cardiac electrophysiology and optimization of device-based arrhythmia therapy. His collaborations include projects such as research on atrioventricular conduction in atrial fibrillation and pacemaker-based non-pharmacological rate control, avoidance of phrenic nerve stimulation during cardiac resynchronization therapy, use of remote monitoring to predict adverse events in patients with implanted defibrillators, and an international effort to investigate factors affecting utilization of cardiac resynchronization therapy in Europe. Currently he is a cardiovascular diseases fellow at the Hospital of St. Raphael (New Haven, CT, USA). He was awarded the Steve Kunos prize by the Arrhythmia Research and Treatment Foundation in 2008.