Team

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Team Members

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Arman Rahmim, PhD, DABSNM
Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics, University of British Columbia
Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist, BC Cancer
Senior Scientist, Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Research Centre
Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins Radiology
Phone: 604-675-8262
email: arman.rahmim AT ubc DOT ca
Links: Google Scholar
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Xinchi Hou, PhD
Research Associate (2018-present)
Department of Radiology, UBC
“Quantitative PET and SPECT imaging towards improved clinical and dosimetric assessment”
email: xinchi DOT hou AT ubc DOT ca


Carlos Uribe, PhD, MCCPM
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018-present)
BC Cancer Research Centre
“Clinical Quantitative PET and SPECT Imaging Applications”
email: curibe AT bccrc DOT ca

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Yansong Zhu, MSE
MSE Candidate (2015-2016); PhD Candidate (2017-present)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, JHU (Visiting UBC Student, 2018-present)
PhD Project: “Advanced Image Reconstruction and Analysis for Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT) and Positron Emission Tomograpy (PET)”
MSE Project: “Improved Photon Propagation Modeling and Image Reconstruction in Fluorescence Molecular Tomography”
email: yzhu46 AT jhu DOT edu

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Cassandra Miller
PhD Candidate (2018-present)
Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
“Quantitative SPECT-based Personalized Dosimetry in Radioligand Therapy”
email: cassandramiller AT phas DOT ubc DOT ca

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Wenbing Lyu
Visiting PhD candidate (2018-2019)
“Multi-modality Radiomics Analysis of Oncological PET/CT Images”
School of Biomedical Engineering, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
email: bing179 AT smu DOT edu DOT cn

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Saeed Ashrafinia, MSc
Research Assistant (2013-2014); PhD Candidate (2014-present)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, JHU
“Optimized Partial Volume Correction and Radiomics Analysis in PET Imaging”
email: ashrafinia AT jhu DOT edu

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Mohammad Salmanpour, MSE
PhD Candidate (2017-present)
Department of Energy Engineering & Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
“Outcome Prediction in Parkinson’s Disease via Machine Learning “
email: m.salmanpoor66 AT gmail DOT com

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Kevin Leung
PhD Candidate (2017-present) (co-advised with Dr. Yong Du)
Department of Biomedical Engineering, JHU
“Deep Learning Based Image Processing and Prediction of Outcome”
email: kleung8 AT jhmi DOT edu

Alumni

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Yuanyuan Gao, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2018)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Voxel-based Partial Volume Correction of Amyloid PET Images”
Presently: Instructor of Biomedical Engineering
Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
email: ygao75 AT jhmi DOT edu

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Rongkai Yan, MD
Visiting Researcher (2016-2018)
Department of Oncology, JHU
“Prediction of Outcome in Lung Cancer Patients”
email: kamilia20 AT outlook DOT com

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Sima Fotouhi
Research Assistant (2015-2017)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Application of Radiomics Analysis to Track Parkinson’s Disease Progression”
email: simafotouhi AT gmail DOT com

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Yousef Salimpour, PhD
Research Associate (2014-2017)
Department of Neurosurgery, JHU
“Correlation of Subcortical Structures as Imaged by DAT SPECT with Clinical Phenotypes in Parkinson’s Disease”
Presently: Instructor of Neurosurgery, JHU
email: ysalimp1 AT jhmi DOT edu

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Fereshteh Aalamifar, PhD
PhD Candidate (co-advised with Dr. Emad Boctor)
Thesis: “Co-robotic Ultrasound Tomography: A New Paradigm for Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging” (2016)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, JHU
email: fereshteh AT jhu DOT edu

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Abhinav Jha, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014-2015)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Inverse Methods for Transcranial Fluorescence Molecular Tomography”
email: a.jha AT wustl DOT edu ; Links: Pub Med; Research Gate
Presently: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Imaging and of Radiology
Washington University in St. Louis

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Hassan Mohy-ud-Din, PhD
PhD Candidate (2010-2015)
Thesis: “Motion Correction and Pharmacokinetic Analysis in Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography”
Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, JHU
Presently: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan
email: mohyuddin.engineer AT gmail DOT com

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Madjid Solanti, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2015)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Spatiotemporal Distribution Modeling of PET Tracer Uptake in Solid Tumors”
Presently: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
KNT University, Tehran
email: madsoltani AT gmail DOT com

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Nicolas A. Karakatsanis, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2011-2014)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“A New Paradigm of Dynamic Whole-Body PET/CT Imaging”
Presently: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
email: nicolas.karakatsanis AT gmail DOT com

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Saurabh Jain, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist (2013-2014)
Center for Imaging Science, JHU
“Advanced Image Registration and Segmentation towards Discovery of Progression Biomarkers in Parkinson’s Disease”
Presently: Senior Software Engineer, Advanced Products at Think Surgical


Lijun Lu, PhD
Visiting PhD candidate (2011-2012)
Thesis: “Research on Techniques for 3D PET Image Reconstruction”
Presently: Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

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Hyeyun Jung, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2012)
“MRI- and DTI-guided PET Image Reconstruction”
Department of Radiology, JHU
Presently: Senior Software Engineer, Samsung Mobile, Seoul, South Korea

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Jing Tang, PhD
Research Associate (2007-2009)
Department of Radiology, JHU
“Anatomy-guided PET Image Reconstruction”
Presently: Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Oakland University, Michigan, MI

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Fan Zhang
Summer Student (2012)
“Numerous Region-of-Interest Partial Volume Correction”
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Kaartik Mathur
Summer Student (2011)
“Motion Correction System for High Resolution Brain PET Imaging”
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland College Park, MD

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Hamid Vajihollahi, MSc
Summer Student (2007)
“Utilizing the Polaris Infrared Tracking Device for Motion Assessment and Compensation in PET Imaging”
Department of Mechanical Engineering
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada