Professor Anastasio earned his PhD at the University of Chicago in 2001 and is currently a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Anastasio is an internationally recognized expert on tomographic image reconstruction, imaging physics, and the development of novel computed biomedical imaging systems. He has conducted pioneering research in the fields of photoacoustic computed tomography, diffraction tomography and X-ray phase-contrast imaging. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2006 for research related to image reconstruction topics. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics, and is on the organizing committee for the SPIE Photonics West Photon Plus Ultrasound Conference and serves on the OSA FiO program committee. He was also a program chair for the 2009 Optical Society of America Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meeting.
Professor Anastasio’s current research interests include the development of biomedical imaging methods, image reconstruction, and inverse problems in imaging and theoretical image science.
His current research projects include the development of advanced X-ray, optical, and acoustical imaging systems that are based on wave physics and can provide important structural and physiological tissue information. These projects include photoacoustic and thermoacoustic imaging, X-ray phase-contrast imaging, optical and acoustical tomography and holography, and improvement of existing clinical imaging methods.