Faculty News: New Profs Arrive
Ryan Halter, assistant professor of engineering, brings expertise in the fields of engineering mechanics and biomedical engineering. His current research projects include electrical impedance imaging for breast cancer and prostate cancer screening. After completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in engineering mechanics at Pennsylvania State University, he earned his Ph.D. from Thayer School in 2006.
Songbai Ji, assistant professor of engineering, is currently working on image-guided neurosurgery. He completed his B.Sc. in materials science at Shanghai Jiaotong University and his M.S. in computer science and D.Sc. in mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His interests include image analysis, finite element, and numerical methods.
Frederic Leblond, assistant professor of engineering, is currently focusing his research on fluorescence-guided neurosurgery and fluorescence imaging. He received his B.Eng. from École Polytechnique de Montréal, his M.Sc. in physics from Université Laval, and his Ph.D. from McGill.
Kofi Odame, assistant professor of engineering, specializes in electrical and computer engineering. He joined the Thayer community in September 2008 after completing a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as M.S. and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University. His research interests include biologically inspired cochlear implants and rain-computer-interface front-ends. Odame will also be teaching ENGS 32: Electronics: Introduction to Linear and Digital Circuits.
Subhadra Srinivasan, assistant professor of engineering, completed her bachelor’s degree in technology, electronics and communication engineering at Pondicherry University in India. She earned her Ph.D. from Thayer School in 2005. She is focusing her research on near-infrared imaging, fluorescence imaging, and non-linear image reconstruction techniques.
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