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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Steven M. Chase

Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience Institute

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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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

Angel Jordan Career Development Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Neuroscience Institute, and Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Theory, noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation

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Bin He

Trustee Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Neuroscience Institute

Research Interests

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

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Jana Kainerstorfer

Associate 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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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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Barbara Shinn-Cunningham

Director, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute; Professor, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Auditory attention in normal and special populations; binaural and spatial hearing; subcortical and cortical sound processing; multi-sensory attention networks

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Dennis Trumble

Associate 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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Byron Yu

Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests

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