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.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; adipose microenvironments; disease modeling; tissue regeneration
Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
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
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience Institute
Brain-computer interfaces; neural engineering; motor learning; motor control
Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Medical robotics; snake robotics; medical imaging
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
High throughput systems for cell growth analysis; optimization of bioreactor performance
Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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)
Associate Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering
Legged dynamics and control; motor control of human locomotion; powered prosthetics; humanoid robotics
Angel Jordan Career Development Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Neuroscience Institute, and Biomedical Engineering
Theory, noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation
Trustee Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Neuroscience Institute
Electrophysiological source imaging; brain-computer interface; neuromodulation; inverse problem; functional neuroimaging; tissue electrical property imaging
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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
Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience, Department of Statistics & Data Science, Machine Learning Department, and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Brain sciences; data analysis; neural engineering; neuroscience
Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Robotics Institute, and Institute for Complex Engineering Systems
Medical robotics; computer-assisted surgery; human body modeling and simulation
Director, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute; Professor, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Auditory attention in normal and special populations; binaural and spatial hearing; subcortical and cortical sound processing; multi-sensory attention networks
Associate Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Computational cardiac mechanics; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; cardiac assist devices; the nature of consciousness
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering
Materials chemistry; biomaterials; green chemistry; machine learning
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and Biomedical Engineering
Neurophysiology; circuit dynamics; computational neuroscience; motor control; reinforcement learning; tool development
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Neural engineering; brain-computer interfaces; systems neuroscience; computational neuroscience; machine learning
Computational Biomedical Engineering Research in the News
Profs. Steven Chase and Byron Yu published a paper in Nature Neuroscience, "Learning by neural reassociation."
Dr. Bin He is developing a novel method of treating brain disorders by using ultrasonic waves and EEG imaging to noninvasively trigger electrical signals in the brain.
Prof. Jana Kainerstorfer, her Ph.D. student Alexander Ruesch, and collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh have been developing a non-invasive way to monitor intracranial pressure using near-infrared spectroscopy.