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Rensselaer Catalog 2013-2014 
Rensselaer Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems

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Interim Director: Richard Radke

CenSSIS Home Page: http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/censsis

The Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS) is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSF-ERC) that conducts multidisciplinary research on common solutions to diverse problems for sensing and imaging objects that are hidden under a surface. This is part of a larger center involving Northeastern University, Boston University, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and several affiliate institutions including The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Examples of applications include deep confocal laser-scanning microscopy of minute subcellular objects, electrical impedance tomography of the human body and underground waste sites, retinal imaging, surgical planning for radiation treatment, and inspection of hidden defects in roads and bridges. These diverse applications are addressed using advanced computer algorithms for tomographic image reconstruction, image analysis, and computer vision. Some projects involve design and fabrication of working prototypes using advanced electronics, processors, and embedded algorithms. Graduate and undergraduate students participate on various projects at the center. Opportunities also exist for qualified K-12 students to participate in selected projects.

Affiliated Faculty

K. Bennett, C. Carothers, M. Cheney, D. Isaacson, J. Newell, R. Radke, G. Saulnier, C. Stewart, B. Yazici, X.-C. Zhang

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