Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

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Position ID:Duke-MEMS-AR [#13092, 51074207]
Position Title: Associate in Research - Zavlanos
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/01/25 deleted (posted 2019/01/08, listed until 2019/07/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Associate in Research in the area of Computational Inverse Problems, Controls, and Ultrasound Elastography. Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related area. Also, the candidate must have excellent programming skills.

Work Performed

The Associate in Research will work on a project related to the development of intelligent ultrasound imaging systems. The goal of this project is to develop an active ultrasound system where user expertise is employed to refine the control process, while autonomous elasticity (or viscoelasticity) mapping improves image quality and allows human operators to best use their skills for both optimization and diagnosis. The project's research objectives include: (i) data fusion techniques for ultrasound elastography; (ii) methods for interactive ultrasound elastography; and (iii) framework for safe and efficient device implementation. The ultrasound system will be validated on a test-bed based on suitable laboratory phantoms and real-time control of existing ultrasound devices.

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in computation, inverse problems, and optimization. Some knowledge related to ultrasound elastography is a plus, but not required. This is a valuable opportunity to work with an active, multidisciplinary research group. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

For more information, you may contact Michael Zavlanos (michael.zavlanos@duke.edu) or Wilkins Aquino (wilkins.aquino@duke.edu).

Education and experience:

Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related area. Also, the candidate must have excellent programming skills.

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Further Info:
www.mems.duke.edu
email
919-660-5359
 
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

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