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Development of synthetic MR imaging using Physics informed neural networks (PINNs).

Quantification of water fat imaging using magnetic resonance imaging.

Quantification of 4D flow MRI data

Assessing human spinal neurovascular responses using fNIRs


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I am a Professor in the department of Medical Imaging and Radiation sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, at Monash University. Previously, I was full professor in the Radiology Department, and the head of the Major in Biomedical Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). I received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at PUC in 2005. Thereafter, I obtained a PhD in the Division of Imaging Sciences in 2009 in the School of Medicine at King’s College London.

My main research areas of interest are biomedical imaging and image processing, Cardiovascular MRI, and biomedical engineering. I have particular interest in translation of new health innovations to Clinics. I have been awarded several grants (>$10M USD) from national and international agencies, and I have published more than 100 papers in high impact journals and presented more than 150 proceedings at different conference meetings. I had lecture several courses related to biomedical images at both under- and postgraduate levels to students with Engineering and Medical background. I supervised several postgraduate and undergraduate students. I am also the director of two diploma degrees in magnetic resonance imaging at PUC, in which more than 300 students from Chile and other Latin American countries have attended.

I am a member of several scientific societies including the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

I have previously participated in different initiatives from the Chilean Research Council, CONICYT, as a member and reviewer for different research institutions (Fondecyt, Fondef, Fondequip, Corfo).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Imaging, PhD, Cardiovascular MR, King's College London

1 May 200610 Jan 2010

Award Date: 10 Jan 2010

Medical Imaging, Master of Science, K-space trajectories for MRI, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

1 Mar 20031 Jun 2005

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

2 Mar 19983 Mar 2003

Award Date: 3 Mar 2003

Research area keywords

  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical imaging techonology
  • Image analysis
  • Fatty liver
  • biomedical engineering
  • Cardiovascular research

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