On Thursday, Jan. 25, ECE hosts a unique seminar at 11:45, Larsen 310, with two BME faculty giving condensed, 15-minute talks. Dr. Ruogo Fang and Dr. Kevin Otto will each present their big ideas in a format similar to a TED talk.
Big Biomedical Data for Tomorrow’s Medicine
Dr. Ruogu Fang is an Assistant Professor of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at University of Florida.
Dr. Fang received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2014. Dr. Fang’s research interests focus on big medical data, neuron imaging, biomedical informatics, brain dynamics, machine learning and data mining. She is the recipient of numerous grants, honors and awards, including NSF CRII (pre-CAREER) award as PI, ORAU’s Ralph Lowe Young Faculty Enhancement Award, Robin Sidhu Memorial Young Scientist Award from Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Hottest Paper in Medical Image Analysis, Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Memorial Award and Irwin and Joan Jacobs Fellowship, to name a few. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, including flagship journals such as IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, ACM Computing Survey, Neurocomputing, etc. She served as the Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Sparsity Techniques in Medical Imaging, and the guest chief editor of the Journal Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. Prof. Fang’s Smart Medical Informatics Learning and Evaluation (SMILE) Lab aims to explore intelligent approaches to bridge the data and medical informatics in the era of big medical data.
More information at about SMILE lab is available here.
How to make neuroprostheses and influence cells
Dr. Kevin J. Otto is currently an Associate Professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida.
Dr. Kevin J. Otto received the BS degree in chemical engineering from Colorado State University in 1997, the MS degree in Bioengineering in 2002 and the PhD Degree in Bioengineering in 2003 from Arizona State University, Tempe. From 1997 to 2003 he was a Research Assistant in the Bioengineering Department, Arizona State University, where his work was in the areas of neural engineering and sensory neuroprostheses. From 2003 to 2004 he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where his work focused on brain-machine interface systems and implantable devices. From 2004 to 2006 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Central Systems Laboratory in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where his work focused on cochlear implants. He is currently an Associate Professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. His research interests include neural engineering, device-tissue interfaces, neurostimulation.