Prof. Christine Fleming has received a two-year Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) award from the NSF in the amount of $175,000. The objective of this BRIGE proposal is to develop high-resolution optical imaging and image analysis for diagnosis of diseases and therapy monitoring of the heart muscle. The aims of the project are 1) characterizing human myocardium *ex vivo* with optical coherence tomography imaging, 2) development of automated image processing algorithms for tissue classification, and 3) broadening participation in STEM fields through outreach to NYC high school students. Further details on the winning proposal are available here.
The Electrical Engineering Department congratulates Prof. Fleming on her continued excellent work since joining the faculty in Fall 2012!