Micheli - Tzanakou, Evangelia
Professor II; Director, Computational Intelligence Laboratories
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1977
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Neural Networks, Information Processing in the brain, Image and Signal Processing applied to Biomedicine, Mammography, Telemedicine, Hearing Aids and electronic equivalents of neurons.
Biomedical Engineering,Computer Applications in Biomedical Engineering, Systems and Devices, Brain Dynamics, Pattern Recognition in Machines and Biological Systems.
Memberships and Professional Service
NSF Invited Workshop Participant-Biomimetics,2006; Rutgers University Hearing Committee, 2005-2007.
Cover page of a recent book by Evangelia
Grants, Honors, and Awards
NJ Women of Achievement Award 1995 for the application of neural networks to engineering in medicine and biology;Achievement Award of the Society of Women Engineers, 1992; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Outstanding Advisor Award, 1985 and, Meritorious Service Award, IEEE-CIS, 2006.
Academic Interests and Plans
Our lab is focused on tools for better imaging and treatment of disease. Studies include MRI, PET, and their fusion as applied to Parkinsonís disease, breast cancer, and retinal degeneration. We are also developing neural network algorithms for image and signal processing with applications in visual, auditory and motor functions as assessed by evoked potentials in humans and single unit recordings in animals. Finally, we are exploring micro technology chip design for drug delivery in the brain.