Imaging, Instrumentation & Signal Processing

The Imaging, Instrumentation, and Signal Processing track reflects Northeastern University’s outstanding research profile in developing transformative and translational  instrumentation and algorithms to help understand biological processes and disease. Our department has active federally funded research spanning across a broad spectrum of relevant areas in instrument design, contrast agent development, and advanced computational modeling and reconstruction methods. Example research centers and laboratories include the Institute for the Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, the Translational Biophotonics Cluster, and the B-SPIRAL signal processing group.

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Samuel Chung
Samuel Chung
Assistant Professor,  Bioengineering

Brain cell regeneration, automated microscopy and laser surgery, user-friendly and low-cost fluorescence microscopy


Qianqian Fang
Qianqian Fang
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Affairs,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Innovations in translational medical imaging devices to better diagnose cancers, low-cost point-of-care diagnostic tools to delivery life-saving medicines to the resource-poor regions, and high performance computing tools to facilitate the development of the next-generation imaging methods


Miten Jain
Miten Jain
Assistant Professor,  Bioengineering & Physics
Assistant Professor,  Physics

Nanopore technology, single-cell techniques, computational biology


Timothy Lannin
Timothy Lannin
Associate Teaching Professor,  Bioengineering


Helen Markewich
Helen Markewich
Assistant Teaching Professor,  Bioengineering


Mark Niedre
Mark Niedre
Professor and Associate Chair For Research,  Bioengineering

Biomedical optics and non-invasive imaging, rare cell detection and tracking in the body, ultrafast time-domain diffuse optical imaging, image reconstruction and biomedical signal processing


Esin Sözer
Esin Sözer
Assistant Teaching Professor,  Bioengineering


Mohammad Abbas Yaseen
Mohammad Abbas Yaseen
Assistant Professor,  Bioengineering

Advanced microscopy for minimally invasive, in vivo characterization of brain function