LCIB recognizes Four distinguished graduate students

The Laboratory for Computational Imaging and Bioinformatics (LCIB), directed by Dr. Anant Madabhushi, recently acknowledged four very distinguished women within the Biomedical engineering (BME) department at Rutgers University for their unique achievements within the field.

Rachel Sparks, third year BME Ph.D. student, was named runner-up for the young scientist award at the 2010 Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) International Conference after receiving the $500 travel award for the conference in Beijing, China. Spark’s paper on a diffeomorphic based registration technique for quantifying morphometry was considered to be one of the top fifteen papers within the conference.

Shannon Agner, third year BME Ph.D. student, was featured on the main Rutgers website for her work on developing computer-aided diagnosis schemes for breast cancer detection on MRI.

Shoshana Rosskamm, a new BME Ph.D. student, was featured as part of the Alumni Spotlight section in an annual newsletter by the Mathematics department at the University of Colorado-Denver, her former alma mater. Her work in image processing, a very specialized area of mathematics, lead her to Rutgers University, a leader in current research for biomedical imaging.

Graduate student Pallavi Tiwari presented research results and described image analysis techniques at the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Conference in Bejing, China, on Sept. 22, 2010 and was featured in the Rutgers magazine. See here for more in depth story