Carnegie Mellon University

Computational Biomedical Engineering

Research in Computational Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University leverages CMU's core strengths in computer science, machine learning, computational neuroscience, and mechanics. This research is enhanced through close interactions with our research partners such as BrainHub, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Machine Learning Department, and the Center for the Mechanics & Engineering of Cellular Systems.

Our three main focus areas within Computational Biomedical Engineering are computational neuroscience, computational mechanics, and biosignal processing.

Research within Computational Biomedical Engineering occurs at all points along the spectrum of applied and theoretical work, from derivations of biomedical phenomena from first principles, through the development of computational tools with fundamental biomedical applications, to the formulation of new data analysis techniques and their application within the biomedical field.

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Rosalyn Abbott

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; adipose microenvironments; disease modeling; tissue regeneration

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Alison Barth

Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Activity-dependent gene expression in the CNS; the cellular and synaptic mechanisms that underlie learning and memory; the effect of behavioral training on neural excitability and anatomy

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Marlene Behrmann

George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and Department of Psychology
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Visual system; human adult and children; brain damage; neuroscience; electrophysiology

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Yang G. Cai

Associate Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Augmented reality; video analytics; artificial intelligence; ambient diagnostics; interactive visualization

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Steven M. Chase

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Brain-computer interfaces; neural engineering; motor learning; motor control

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Howie Choset

Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Medical robotics; snake robotics; medical imaging

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Kris N. Dahl

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering

Research Interests

Mechanics of the cell nucleus in normal and disease states; nuclear mechanics in stem cell differentiation and cancer progression; mechanotransduction; cellular interactions with nanomaterials

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Michael M. Domach

Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

High throughput systems for cell growth analysis; optimization of bioreactor performance

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John Galeotti

Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Novel optics for imaging and visualization; biomedical image analysis and visualization; combining robotic multi-camera computer vision with volumetric/tomographic biomedical imaging modalities; Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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Hartmut Geyer

Associate Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Legged dynamics and control; motor control of human locomotion; powered prosthetics; humanoid robotics

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Pulkit Grover

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Center for Neural Basis of Cognition, and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Theory, noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation

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Bin He

Professor and Head, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Center for Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Electrophysiological source imaging; brain-computer interface; neuromodulation; inverse problem; functional neuroimaging; tissue electrical property imaging

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Jana Kainerstorfer

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical optics; neurophotonics; neural sensing; medical devices; optical imaging of cerebral perfusion; portable optical devices for disease monitoring; clinical translation of optical devices; bedside monitoring of cerebral trauma

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Robert E. (Rob) Kass

Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience, Department of Statistics & Data Science, Machine Learning Department, and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Brain sciences; data analysis; neural engineering; neuroscience

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Mathias Loesche

Professor, Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomaterials; bionanotechnology; structural biology; membrane protein complexes

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Jonathan S. Minden

Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Technologies for proteomics; devices to couple gel electrophoresis to mass spectrometry; automation of 2D gel electrophoresis; protein capture for proteomics sample preparation; applications of image analysis in proteomics

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Robert F. Murphy

Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor, Computational Biology
Professor, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Machine Learning

Research Interests

Applications of machine learning in biological imaging; automated construction of generative models of cell organization from complex cellular images; active machine learning for driving biomedical experimentation

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Yoed Rabin

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Brain-computer interfaces; neural engineering; motor learning; motor control

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Kenji Shimada

Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Robotics Institute, and Institute for Complex Engineering Systems

Research Interests

Medical robotics; computer-assisted surgery; human body modeling and simulation

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Dennis Trumble

Assistant Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Computational cardiac mechanics; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; cardiac assist devices; the nature of consciousness

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Newell R. Washburn

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering

Research Interests

Materials chemistry; biomaterials; green chemistry; machine learning

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Eric Yttri

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Neurophysiology; circuit dynamics; computational neuroscience; motor control; reinforcement learning; tool development

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Ge Yang

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Lane Center for Computational Biology

Research Interest

Bioimage informatics; computational biology; computational BME; cell engineering; super-resolution imaging

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Byron Yu

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Neural engineering; brain-computer interfaces; systems neuroscience; computational neuroscience; machine learning