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René Vidal appointed the Herschel L. Seder Professorship in BME

May 3, 2018

Rene Vidal

René Vidal, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed as the Herschel L. Seder Professor in Biomedical Engineering.

The Herschel L. Seder Professorship in Biomedical Engineering was endowed by the generosity of Herschel L. Seder ’39 to support outstanding biomedical engineering faculty members. Vidal will be installed as the Seder Professor on Wednesday, June 13.

Vidal joined Johns Hopkins in 2004. He holds joint appointments in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. He is the director of the Mathematical Institute for Data Science and the Vision Dynamics and Learning Lab, and is also a professor in the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Center for Imaging Science, and the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics.

Vidal’s research focuses on the development of theory and algorithms for the analysis of complex high-dimensional datasets such as images, videos, time-series and biomedical data. His lab creates new technologies for a variety of biomedical applications, including detection, classification, and tracking of blood cells in holographic images, classification of embryonic cardio-myocytes in optical images, and assessment of surgical skill in surgical videos.