Purang Abolmaesumi

Chief Scientist

Purang Abolmaesumi is the Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, a Killam Research Prize and Killam Research Fellowship recipient, and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is internationally recognized and has received numerous awards for his pioneering developments in medical image processing, image registration and image-guided interventions. He served as the General Chair of the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer Assisted Intervention, 2014-2016, and has served on the program committees of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) and International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Medical Imaging. Dr. Abolmaesumi is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. His techniques for prostate segmentation are integrated in a cancer treatment planning system that is the standard-of-care in British Columbia and have been used to treat more than 3,000 patients. Dr. Abolmaesumi is a Member of the College, Royal Society of Canada.