Anastasio named Fellow of SPIE

Mark Anastasio has been named a Fellow of SPIE - International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Mark Anastasio
Mark Anastasio

Anastasio, professor of biomedical engineering and of electrical & systems engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, is an internationally recognized expert on computational imaging science and the development of novel computed biomedical imaging systems. He is the founding director of the interdisciplinary Imaging Science doctoral program that was recently established at WashU. He also is a professor and of radiology and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine.

SPIE chooses fellows who have distinguished themselves through a clear demonstration of outstanding technical contributions in the field of optics and photonics that sets them apart from their peers, as well as their service to the community and to SPIE, and honors and awards. Anastasio will be recognized as a new Fellow in 2018.

Anastasio 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 Journal of Medical Imaging. He is on the organizing committee for the SPIE Photonics West Photon Plus Ultrasound Conference and serves on the OSA FiO program committee. He also was a program chair for the 2009 Optical Society of America Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meeting.


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