J.B. Speed School of Engineering
Amir A. Amini, a professor in department of electrical and computer engineering, researches medical imaging and biomedical image processing and analysis.
His general interests include development of new physiologic imaging and image analysis techniques, including techniques for quantification of the heart motion from cardiac MRI and its applications for determining mechanical strain on the heart. In the area of vascular imaging he is working to develop techniques to determine intravascular pressures, shear stress and other mechanical indices of function from phase-contrast magnetic resonance images of blood flow.
In 2007, he was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor given to only one tenth of one percent of members each year. His nomination cited his contributions to cardiovascular imaging and medical image analysis.
Amini has been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging since 1999. He was the scientific program chair for the IEEE Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis in 1996 and 2000 and has served on the scientific program committee of numerous workshops and conferences. He was the General Chair of Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference on Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images, part of the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium between 2002-2006. In 2007, Amini served as general Co-Chair for the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium.
Before joining U of L in 2006, worked for a decade at Washington University in St. Louis, where he established the Cardiovascular Image Analysis Laboratory. Prior to that he completed postdoctoral research in radiology at Yale and served on the faculty for four years.
He earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983, where at age 18 he was the youngest member of the graduating class, and his master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1984 and 1990.