Current Projects

Algorithm development for direct image reconstruction is my area of training, although I now collect experimental data. My current research is on applications of thermoacoustics, a hybrid technique in which rapid heating induces outgoing pressure pulses that are detected noninvasively by transducers surrounding the field of view.

Thermoacoustic imaging of electrical conductivity in human prostates is performed in my lab here at UWM; thermoacoustic range verification of a 50 MeV proton beam was performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

My early mathematical research in diffuse tomography was motivated by optical/NIR imaging, followed by cone beam reconstruction of xray CT data and motion correction for Propeller MRI during my eight years with General Electric (GE). Although my degrees are in applied mathematics, at GE I obtained a basic understanding of the physics—and painstaking engineering—required to develop clinical systems.