Rob MacLeod, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine
Associate Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI).
Associate Director, Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and
Training Institute (CVRTI)
Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Bioengineering. which is part of the
College of Engineering
Research Professor of
Division of Cardiovascualr Medicine, which is part of the School of
Co-Director, NIH/NIGMS Center for
Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)
Co-Director of the Summer Course on
Image based Biomedical Modeling
Co-founder and executive member of the Consortium for ECG Imaging (CEI)
a new group of international researchers dedicated to collaborative
research in cardiac inverse problems.
Member of the Board of Directors of the
Computing in Cardiology Society.
To join the CinC-Community list click on the link below:
- Wind Map by Fernanda Viégas and Martin
- "The right to search for
truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has
recognized to be true." Albert Einstein.
Richard Bronson on why ties are bad for business.
CIBC Workshop 2016 video.
A set of 10 inspirational graduation quotes collected by Guy
The Copenhagen Wheel, a
new wheel design that includes motor and battery.
The Myth of
the 8-hour sleep , A nice BBC story about our sleep
habits and why we should not worry about waking up in the middle of
PETA kills 90% of its shelter animals. The best definition
of hypocrisy that I can think of.
Speaking of Research an alternative voice and organization that
information about the value of animal use in scientific research.
Virtual Physiological Human position supporting use of
animals in research. An excellent response to a
regressive and horribly naive notion.
Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report
from the NIH.
The importance of stupidity in scientific research by Martin Schwartz,
a very insightful and liberating article for grad students and all
those who live with them.
- The care and maintenance of
your adviser , an article from Nature for all (my) graduate
Night view of the world a terrific image.
Chocoalate News (for more on chocolate, click
We are happy from
website. I know, it is silly but irresistable.
Teaching and Advising:
Bioengineering 7070 (Fall 2017): Proposal Writing and Presentations
Bioengineering 7071 (Spring 2018): Proposal Writing and Presentations
Bioengineering 6060 (Spring 2018): Biomedical Technology in
Anesthestia and Critical Care
Bioengineering/Physiology 6000 (Spring 2014): Physiology for
Engineers. Frank Sachse teaches this course now.
Bioengineering/Physiology 6003 (Fall 2012): Cellular Electrophysiology
Bioengineering/Physiology 6460 (Fall 2015): Electrophysiology and
- Instructors: Frank Sacshe, John Bridge, Derek Dosdall,
Rob MacLeod, Alonso Moreno, Ravi Ranjan, Mark Warren,
and Thomas Seidel.
- Register as regular course, 3 credit hours, Bioen 6460
Canvas web site
Old web site version of the course.
See here for more detailed descriptions and images.
- Electrocardiographic Mapping:
- The recording and analyzing multi-lead bioelectric data, especially
body surface potential mapping (BSPM), heart surface (epicardial)
electrograms, and intramural potential distributions.
- Cardiac Electrophysiology:
- The examination of hyper-acute cardiac ischemia and its effects on
membrane resting potential, excitability, recovery, and conduction
abnormalities. The detection of local changes in cardiac
repolarization and their role in the genesis and maintenance of
cardiac rhythm disturbances.
- Computational Electrophysiology:
- The use of computer simulations of the relationship between
body-surface potentials (ECGs) and the electrical activity on the
surface of the heart (forward and inverse problems in
electrocardiography) to reveal and localize electrocardiographic
phenomena in normal and pathological states.
- Scientific Visualization:
- Development of novel computer graphics tools for the display of
multichannel bioelectric data, especially the incorporation of
computational tools within the graphics environment for the
interactive analysis of large datasets.
- Bioelectric Signal Processing:
- The application of modern signal processing techniques such as
temporal and spatial wavelets, three-dimensional interpolation
techniques, and statistical estimation to electrocardiographic data
with the goal of better signal
characterization and the extraction of physiologically important
features and parameters. Software design and implementation of
large scale processing and analysis tools for biomedical signals.
- Cardiac Arrhythmias:
- Rhythm disturbances of the heart is a huge topic and my specific
areas of interest are atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular
defibrillation. Projects related to AF are described at the
CARMA website and also as driving
biomedical projects in the
CIBC and the
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing or NA-MIC.
- Myocardial Ischemia:
- This is another disease state of the heart that arises when blood
flow is in some way compromised to those vessels supporting the
heart. This is the physiology of heart attacks and our approaches
include basic electrophysiology, computational cardiology, and even
clinical applications (at least once we are smart enough to say
Links to group research (past and present)
The Current Grad Student/Post Doc Team
Other Team members, collaborators and labs
Links to other materials and topics:
Bicycle Info and Links
Bioengineering Department Material
Rob's work calendar
Grants and granting agencies
Literature references: how to find and managing
Miscellaneous information links
NIH/NIGMS for Center for Integrative Biomedical
Materials from talks
Papers and publications
People: friends, students, colleagues, and
Research groups and Resources
Research results and images
Travel links and information
Personal info and links
Organizations I support
Writing and presentation information
- Snail Mail:
- Dr. Rob MacLeod
- University of Utah, SCI Institute
- Warnock Engineering Building
- 72 South Central Campus Drive, Room 3705
- Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
- Phone: (801) 585-7596
- Fax: (801) 585-6513
- Warnock Engineering Building, Room 4602
Where to find me
- SCI/Bioengineering: The Warnock Engineering Building
- CVRTI: The Nora Eccles Harrison Bldg
- School of Medicine and Cardiology
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Last update: Fri Nov 1 05:47:21 2013 by Rob Macleod