René Vidal, the Herschel L. Seder Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.
AIMBE Fellows are considered the most distinguished and accomplished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering, and are chosen for making contributions to those fields that have the potential to change the world. Vidal was recognized for outstanding contributions to medical image analysis and medical robotics.
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.