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"Technology push" and "biomedical science pull"

The early years of the Center were marked by a desire to push technology. Recently, there has been a shift to a situation in which biomedical scientists see the potential of computing and work with the Center to pull some of that technology into specific applications in biomedicine.

We have implemented a new design that places each collaboration into a management process we call a "collaboration life cycle". The motivation for this comes from the challenge of providing adequate and appropriate attention to each of a number of parallel projects and ensuring that each progresses as it should. Our past collaborations have provided crucial guidance in directing the technical path of the Center in creating and extending BioPSE and map3d. This new approach will allow us to effectively manage a large number of quality collaborations. Our new process will allow us to adjust the level of attention the Center pays to a particular project, add new projects, and perhaps even minimize the ongoing support of a project.

The general role of the collaborators is to give focus and motivation to the Center's technological research and development. Collaborations also allow us to work with practicing scientists to develop techniques, algorithms, and software that are very well linked to their application to biomedicine. The feedback we receive from collaborators is invaluable in helping us identify the strengths and weaknesses of our approach and in ensuring efficient and effective interactions with the larger scientific community.

The Collaboration Pipeline


Current CIBC Collaborators

Collaborating PI: Charles DiMarzio
Institution: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Collaborating PI: Milind Rajadyhaksha
Institution: Dermatology Service, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Collaborating PI: Memorial Sloan
Institution: Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Title of Project: Confocal Imaging of Skin and the Oral Cavity

Collaborating PI: Rok Hren
Institution: Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Title of Project: Evaluation of Inverse Solution Approaches

Collaborating PI: Miriam Leeser, Ph.D.
Institution: Electrical and Computing Engineering, Northeastern University
Title of Project: Middleware layer for seamless runtime porting of SCIRun computations to streaming architecture

Collaborating PI: Sinan Muftu, Associate Professor
Institution: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Title of Project: Biomechanical Modeling of the Mandible and Teeth

Collaborating PI: Vasilis Ntziachristos
Institution: Technical University of Munich, Germany, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Title of Project: Molecular Imaging with Individualized Priors

Collaborating PI: Joe Piven, M.D.; Heather Hazlatt, Ph.D.
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina
Title of Project: Morphological analysis of neuroimages in pediatric autism

Collaborating PI: Petr Stovicek
Institution: Charles University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Title of Project: Clinical Application of Electrocardiographic Inverse Solutions

Collaborating PI: Martin Styner, Ph.D.
Institution: Departments of Computer Science and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Title of Project: Cortical Correspondence Using Entropy-Based Particle Systems and Local Features

Collaborating PI: Raimond Winslow, Ph.D.
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Title of Project: Identifying and Quantifying Shape Features of Human Left Ventricular Remodeling

Collaborating PI: Carsten Wolters, Ph.D.
Institution: University of Münster
Title of Project: Technical Collaboration for Brain Source Localization Software