Dr. Wong is the Founding Chair for Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, where he holds the John S. Dunn, Sr. Distinguished Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering. He is also a Professor of Radiology, Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosciences at Cornell University; the Director of Translational Research at Methodist Cancer Center; Vice Chair of Radiology, Chief of Medical Physics, and Chief Research Information Officer at The Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Wong has led teams that developed production automation for the first VLSI 1MB DRAM in 80s’ and the largest online brokerage trading system in 90s’, and contributed to the development of the first hospital-wide picture archiving and communication system (PACS) in US academic medical centers.
John Sedat is Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Caltech in Pasadena, CA in 1970 followed by postdoctoral study under Fred Sanger at the MRC in Cambridge, England. Subsequently, he spent approximately a year at the Hebrew University at Hadassah in Jerusalem, Israel where the Drosophila and chromosome study started. Several years at Yale followed, and he has been at UCSF since 1977.
Donoho is a mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational statistics, as well as to signal processing and harmonic analysis. His algorithms have contributed significantly to our understanding of the maximum entropy principle, of the structure of robust procedures, and of sparse data description.
My theoretical research interests have focused on the mathematics of statistical inference and on theoretical questions arising in applying harmonic analysis to various applied problems. My applied research interests have ranged from data visualization to various problems in scientific signal processing, image processing, and inverse problems.
Ph.D. in Medical Physics, University of London, United Kingdom 1989
Affiliation Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group
Major Research Interest
Molecular imaging technology, particularly positron emission tomography, multi-modality imaging systems, gamma and x-ray detector technology,3-D image reconstruction and use of imaging techniques in phenotyping and drug development.
Joe Gray, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute’s ‘Dream Team’ cancer researcher and chair of OHSU’s Biomedical Engineering Department.
Dr. Gray, a physicist and an engineer, is one of the most highly regarded scientists in the field of cancer research. He is known for breakthroughs that have changed clinical practices for cancer patients including aspects of flow cytometry, a technique for counting and examining microscopic particles, such as cells and chromosomes. He also was a key participant in the development of the widely used fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and comparative genomics hybridization (CGH) tests that map the genetic material in breast cancer patients’ cells.