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Ge Receives NIH Fellowship

August 28, 2020

PhD candidate Gary Ge has been awarded the prestigious $202,080 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award as part of the National Institutes of Health F30 Fellowships program. Gary, supervised by Professors Kevin Parker and Jannick Rolland (Institute of Optics), will pursue his project titled “Investigation of Brain Elasticity in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Enabled by Optical Coherence Elastography.” Congratulations Gary!


"Infringement Battles: A Case Study Illustrates the Need for Reforms"

August 1, 2020

A paper authored by Professor Kevin Parker titled "Infringement battles: a case study illustrates the need for reforms" has been published in the August issue of Technology & Innovation.  More information can be found here.


Poul Receives Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Teaching

June 9, 2020

Congratulations to Sedigheh (Sedy) Sheykholeslami Poul, PhD candidate supervised by Professor Kevin Parker, who received a 2020 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. Established to encourage excellence in the work of graduate students who assist undergraduate instruction, the Curtis Award for Graduate Students is awarded to full-time graduate students who have had significant face-to-face interaction with undergraduate students in the classroom or laboratory. Sedy was nominated for this award by Douglas Kelley, associate professor of mechanical engineering, for her work as a teaching assistant for ME 225, Introduction to Fluid Dynamics (read more here). Congratulations Sedy!


"Burr, Lomax, Pareto and Logistic Distributions from Ultrasound Speckle"

June 2, 2020

A paper authored by Professor Kevin Parker and PhD candidate Sedigheh S. Poul titled "Burr, Lomax, Pareto, and logistic distributions from ultrasound speckle" has been published in the July-September issue of Ultrasonic Imaging. More information can be found here.


Zvietcovich Wins 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award

May 29, 2020

Fernando Zvietcovich has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award for Engineering and Applied Sciences in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. This award recognizes the quality of Fernando's thesis titled "Dynamic Optical Coherence Elastography", and is a testament to his exceptional work as a graduate student at the University of Rochester. Fernando received his PhD under the guidance of research advisors Professor Kevin Parker and Professor Jannick Rolland, and he is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Kirill Larin's Biomedical Optics Laboratory at the University of Houston.  Congratulations Fernando!


"Fine-tuning the H-scan for Discriminating Changes in Tissue Scatterers"

May 19, 2020

A manuscript authored by Professor Kevin Parker and PhD candidate Jihye Baek titled "Fine-tuning the H-scan for discriminating changes in tissue scatterers" has been published in Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express. More information can be found here.


Ge Receives SPIE Scholarship

May 11, 2020

Congratulations to Gary Ge, who has been awarded a 2020 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related fields. Gary is an MD/PhD student in Optics at the University of Rochester. Under the co-mentorship of Professors Kevin Parker and Jannick Rolland, he currently investigates brain elasticity changes in aging and neurodegeneration using optical coherence tomography. More information can be found here.


"Speckle from Branching Vasculature: Dependence on Number Density"

April 11, 2020

A manuscript authored by Professor Kevin Parker and PhD candidate Sedigheh S. Poul titled "Speckle from branching vasculature: dependence on number density" has been published in the Journal of Medical Imaging. More information can be found here.


"Liver Backscatter and the 3D Fractal Vasculature’s Autocorrelation Function"

January 22, 2020

A paper authored by Professor Kevin Parker and collaborators Dr. Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback (UR Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. R. James White and Dr. Ronald Wood (University of Rochester Medical Center) titled "Liver backscatter and the 3D fractal vasculature’s autocorrelation function" has been published by Acoustics. More information can be found here.


Juvenal Ormachea Successfully Defends his PhD Thesis

January 21, 2020

Congratulations to Juvenal Ormachea who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Viscoelastic Tissue Characterization Based on Harmonic and Transient Shear Wave Elastography.”  Juvenal's public defense took place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, immediately followed by a closed-door defense session.  Juvenal has been supervised by Professor Kevin Parker.  His PhD committee was chaired by Professor Jong Hoon Nam (Mechanical Engineering), and included Professors Marvin Doyley (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and Steve McAleavey (Biomedical Engineering).  Again, congratulations to Juvenal and many thanks for his hard work and significant contributions to Professor Parker's Medial Imaging Research Group.  The Group is fortunate that Juvenal has chosen to stay on as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, we look forward to his continuing efforts!