Amir Amini elevated to IEEE Fellow
Dr. Amini has been elected an IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2007
with the following citation: "for contributions to cardiovascular imaging
and medical image analysis". The fellow grade is the highest level of
membership conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a
person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in
IEEE designated fields, and who has made important individual contributions
to one or more of these fields. With more than 365,000 members in over 150 countries,
IEEE is the world's largest professional society dedicated to the
advancement of technology.
Only 0.1 percent of the active membership worldwide can be elevated to
the rank of fellow
in any given year.
Dr. Amir A. Amini
Office: Lutz Hall 409
Laboratory: Lutz Hall 308
Email: amir.amini ( at ) louisville.edu
Dr. Amini received his BS in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983 with honors where at 18 he was the
youngest member of his graduating class. He received an MSE in Electrical Engineering (Systems) in 1984 and
his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1990. After Postdoctoral
work in Biomedical Image Analysis at Yale University he was on Yale faculty for 4 years. He then joined
Washington University to establish his own laboratory (the Cardiovascular Image Analysis Laboratory) where
he stayed for 10 years. He joined the University of Louisville Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department August 1st as Endowed Chair in Bioimaging and full professor with support from the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust.
Dr. Amini participated on the scientific program committee of numerous conferences and workshops in the
area of medical imaging and image analysis and was the organizer the IEEE workshop on biomedical image
analysis in April 1996 and May 2000. He has served as the general chair of SPIE Medical Imaging Conference
on Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images between 2002-2006 and will be the general
co-chair of the
SPIE medical imaging symposium in February of 2007. He is also on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
Dr. Amini's research interests are focused on medical imaging and biomedical image processing and analysis.
Areas of general interest include physiologic imaging and image analysis. Areas of particular interest
include development of new techniques for quantification of the heart motion from cardiac MRI and its
application to determination of mechanical strain. In the area of vascular imaging his interests are in
developing techniques to determine intravascular pressures, shear stress, and other mechanical indices of
function from phase-contrast MR images. He also has an interest in automated morphometrics for determination
of anatomical volumes, shapes, etc.
Some Sample publications include;
- A. Amini, Y. Chen, R. Curwen, V. Mani, and J. Sun, "Coupled B-Snake grids and constrained thin-plate splines for analysis of 2D tissue deformations from tagged MRI", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 1988; 17(3): 344-356.
A. Amini and J. L. Prince, Eds., Measurement of Cardiac Deformations from MRI: Physical and Mathematical Models. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht , The Netherlands , December 2001.
N. Fatouraee and A. Amini, "Regularization of flow streamlines from phase-contrast MRI", IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging June 2003; 22(6).
A. Moghaddam, G. Beherens, N. Fatouraee, R. Aggarwal, E. Choi, and A. Amini, "Factors affecting the accuracy of pressure measurements in vascular stenoses from phase-contrast MRI", Magn Reson Med August 2004; 52(2): 300-309.
J. Chen and A. Amini, "Quantifying 3D vascular structures in MRA images using hybrid PDE and geometric deformable models", IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging October 2004; 23(10).
He has receive support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Foundation and the BJH Foundation.
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