Mark Anastasio
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Dr. Mark Anastasio is the Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering and the Head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He was a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the SPIE. He has also served as the Chair of the NIH BMIT-B and EITA Study Sections. Dr. Anastasio’s research contributions to the field of biomedical imaging have been numerous and impactful. Specifically, he has made seminal contributions to topics that include (1) photoacoustic computed tomography; (2) X-ray phase-contrast imaging and tomography; (3) Image reconstruction and analysis; and (4) Machine learning for objective image quality assessment. Dr. Anastasio has also had a large impact on biomedical engineering education. He has led the development of several new innovative degree programs that include a PhD Program in Imaging Science, a MS in Biomedical Image Computing, the nations’s first BS degree in Neural Engineering, and an online certificate program for the purpose of educating physicians and other health care professionals about basic principles of artificial intelligence.