Andrew Laine

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

351 Engineering Terrace
1210 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code: 8904
New York, NY 10027

Phone: +1 212 854 6539
Fax: +1 212-854-8725
Email: laine@columbia.edu

Research Areas:
 
Mathematical analysis and quantification of medical images, signal and image processing, computer-aided diagnosis.

PROJECTS

  • Adaptive Spatial-Temporal Filtering Applied to X-Ray Fluoroscope
  • Micro Array Genomic Image Recognition with Multi-scale techniques
  • Fast Interpolation Algorithms for Three-Dimensional Real-Time Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Segmentation of cardiac US using level sets on alternate grids
  • Mathematical analysis and quantification of medical images, signal and image processing, computer-aided diagnosis.

 

ACADEMIC TRAINING

Colleges and Universities Attended

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, May 1977.

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Master of Science in Chemistry, May 1980.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Master of Science in Computer Science, May 1983.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Doctor of Science in Computer Science, May 1989.

Dissertation Title:  "High-Speed Feature Based Stereo Matching."
Published:IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 1991.
Sponsor:Defense Mapping Agency, Department of Defense (DoD).
Advisor: Gruia-Catalin Roman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair

 

TRAINEESHIP

Research Appointments

1980-1983
Graduate Research Assistant - Biomedical Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Supported by National Institutes of Health, Project Title: "ADS: A Medical Information System SupportingAbstract Datatypes."

1983-1985
Lecturer/Research Associate - Defense Mapping Agency Professional, Development  Program in Computer Science for Image Processing, Department of Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

1985-1989
Research Associate - Computer Vision Group, Department of Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Sponsor: Defense Mapping Agency contract DMA800-85-C-0010 (1985-1987).

1989-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Intelligent Computer Systems, Department of Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

Member, Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition (TC-10): International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
Member, Technical Committee, IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI).
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Member, IEEE Computer Society.
Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Member, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Chair, Technical Committee on Medical Imaging (IEEE EMBS), 2007-2010.
ADCOM, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007-2009 (elected officer)
Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS).
Member, IEEE Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing, (BISP) Technical Committee
Vice President of Publications, IEEE EMBS (Executive Officer, 2008 - 2012, elected 2 terms).
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Editorial Board, appointed in 2012.
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Editorial Board, Appointed in 2008, Elsevier.
Chair, Steering Committee for IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Serving a 2 year term, 5/2011 – 5/2013.
Conference Editorial Board, IEEE EMBS, Engineering in Biology and Medicine Annual Conference, Area Editor in Medical Imaging    and Image Processing, Appointed 2010 – present.

 

ACADEMIC APOINTMENTS

1990-1995            
Assistant Professor
Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Department,
Center for Computer Vision and Visualization,
Universityof Florida, Gainesville, FL.

1995-1997            
Associate Professor (Promoted with tenure in July, 1995)
Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and
Department of Radiology,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

1997-2004    
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology (Physics)
Columbia University (Tenure granted, April 2000)

2002-2010            
Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Appointed July, 2002)
Director of Academic Programs
Columbia University, New York, NY.

2004-2010           
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology (Physics)
Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University, New York, NY

2011-Present        
Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Department of Radiology
Columbia University, New York, NY

2012-Present       
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Department of Radiology
Columbia University, New York, NY

 

HONORS AND AWARDS
 

Engineering Research Award, Engineering Foundation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1991.

Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation (NSF), 1991.

Whitaker Foundation Award in Biomedical Engineering, Whitaker Foundation, 1992.

Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany.
Sponsoring Institutes: Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1998        
andUniversity of Bremen, MeVis Institute, Bremen, Germany,1999.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Computer Science,
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University (St. Louis), January 2002.

AIMBE Fellow - American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (Class of 2006)

Senior Member, IEEE (2007)

IBM Faculty Award, T.J. Watson Research Center (2008, 2009)

Fellow IEEE, elevated in 2010


ACTIVE GRANTS

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) R01 HL086578-01A2
Title: “Clinical validation of cardiac strain measures with real-time 4D ultrasound”
Role: PI, 25% effort
Period: 9/1/08 – 05/31/14 (zero-cost extension)
Amount: $1,922,219 (total costs)
Description: Development of comparative studies of strain using cardiac MRI and 4D cardiac ultrasound.

Agency: NIH 5 U01 MH084241-02 SC1
Title: " 2/8 PROLONGING REMISSION IN DEPRESSED ELDERLY (PRIDE)”
Role: CO-PI (PI: Angel Peterchev, Department of Psychiatry, CUMC)
Period: 1/1/2010 to 7/31/2014
Amount: $210,916 (supports 1 GRA/year under NIH guidelines).

Agency: NIH/NEI - R01 EY021470-01 (PI, R.Smith)
Title:Hyperspectral Imaging of the Normal and Age-Related Macular Degeneration Fundus
Period: 04/01/11 – 03/31/16
Role: Collaborator, w/Paul Sajda
Effort: 5%
Total Award Amount Costs: $2,323,130 ($92,459/year subcontract via NYU to Columbia)

Agency: Philips Research, USA (5 year Po Fellowship Award)
Title: "Modeling of Lung Aspiration Systems for Critical Care”
Role: PI
Period: 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2017
Amount: $278,729 (supports 1 GRA/year, Pol Fellowship Award).

Agency: Philips Research, USA (5 year Po Fellowship Award)
Title: "Compressive Sensing in Ultrasound Imaging”
Role: PI
Period: 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2017
Amount: $278,729 (supports 1 GRA/year, Pol Fellowship Award).

Agency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass (sub-contract)
Title: “Quantitative models for PET/SPECT Reconstruction”
Role: PI
Period: 8/1/12 to 1/30/14
Amount: $52,389/year (support 1 GRA under NIH parent grant guidelines)

Agency: CIMIT CU09-1252and NCIIA 7297-09
Title: “THERAPEUTIC GAMING FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN”
Role: PI, Supervior for student design team
Period: 4/1/09 - 8/31/14
Amount: $55,000
Description: Design and implement software to support studies on autism.
Doctoral Student Jack Ming Po, Project Director

Philips Research, USA, Fellowship (Antonio Albanese, doctoral student in DBME)
Title: Ventilation & Anesthesia: Real-time CDS & Closed-Loop Control
Role: PI, supervision of doctoral student in collabortion with Dr. Nick Chabat
Period: 9/7/10 – 9/6/14
Amount: $248,000
Description: The project will enhance and augment a CP model by adding more organs and functionality, and by validating and optimizing the computational model. The CP model will be used in the design of high-level closed-loop controllers for ventilator and anesthesia machines, ultimately leading to CDS applications.

Agency: Philips Research, USA (5 year Fellowship Award)
Title: "Compressive Sensing in Ultrasound Imaging”
Role: PI, 5% effort
Period: 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2017
Amount: $278,729 (supports 1 GRA/year).

Agency: Coulter Foundation
Title: Translational Partnership Program (TP2)
Role: PI (Since July 1, 2012)
Collaborators: Denis Folwer, MD, Department of Surgery, Clinical Co-PI
Orin Herskowitz, Columbia Venture Technologies, Co-PI
Donna See, Coulter Program Director, BME Department
Period: 7/1/11 – 6/30/16
Amount: $5M total award, $1M/year (Several grants are competitively awarded each year to paired SEAS / BME faculty and clinician(s) from CUMC).
EFFORT: 10%

 

 

 


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