Amir A. Amini

Professor, Endowed Chair in Bioimaging, Electrical & Computer Engineering


Amir Amini, Ph.D., is Professor and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with high honors when at 18 he was the youngest graduate of the University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1984 and 1990 respectively. After postdoctoral work on biomedical imaging (1990-1992), he was on faculty at Yale as Assistant Professor (1992-1996). He then moved to Washington University in St. Louis where he was Assistant and then Associate Professor with tenure (1996-2006). He has been at University of Louisville since August 2006 where he directs the Medical Imaging Laboratory. Dr. Amini is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health FIRST Award in 1998 (equivalent to NSF Career Award) and University of Louisville Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning for his course on medical imaging. He served as the General Chair of SPIE Medical Imaging Conference on Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images between 2002-2006 and Co-Chaired the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium in 2007. Dr. Amini has been on the editorial board of IEEE Trans. On Medical Imaging since 1999 and the editorial board of Elsevier’s journal of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics since 2012. He has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering since 2014. Since 2013, he has served on IEEE EMBS technical committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (BIIP) and as co-editor of biomedical imaging on the EMBS conference editorial board. In 2013 he received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. He was elected by the North American membership of EMBS to serve on the EMBS administrative committee (Ad Com) for the term (2016-2018) and will Chair the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2018) which will take place in Washington, DC. Dr. Amini's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and several private foundations. He has edited a number of books and proceedings and has 5 provisional or issued US patents. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in November 2006 and of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows in 2017.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Amini's teaching interests are in the area of medical imaging, signal and image processing, and medical image analysis.

Research Interests

Physics and mathematics of medical imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, MRI of flow and motion, image-based cardiovascular mechanics, mathematical image analysis, and deep learning and AI in medical imaging. Research conducted at the medical imaging lab involves development of novel bioimaging methods for both acquisition and processing of medical images with the goal of obtaining quantitative information related to disease pathophysiology. Current focus of activities are  in the area of cardiovascular MRI and Ultrasound, Imaging of cerebrospinal fluid flow, as well as lung X-ray CT. For additional information about his research and publication record, please visit Dr. Amini's Google Scholar Page.

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