Mohammadreza Negahdar  Mohammadreza Negahdar photo         

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Research Staff Member
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA



Mohammadreza Negahdar, Ph.D., is a scientist for the Medical Sieve Radiology Grand Challenge in IBM Research, Almaden. Medical Sieve is an exploratory research project with global participation from many IBM Research Labs around the world. The goal of this project is to develop automated radiology and cardiology assistants of the future that help clinicians in their decision making.

Dr. Negahdar earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Louisville in 2012, where he developed a novel framework for quantification of volumetric deformation and mechanical strain from 4D CT thoracic images using a novel and patented deformable image registration method based on optical flow.

Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Negahdar completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University (2012-2015), where he had taken the lead on innovative federally funded projects in novel imaging techniques and analysis. He was principal investigator of a multidisciplinary study entitled: “4D CT based ventilation imaging for adaptive functional guidance in radiotherapy.” He also served as principal investigator of a novel regional lung function imaging study entitled: “First in human high-resolution imaging of regional lung function by Xenon CT” which is the first of its kind in the world.

Dr. Negahdar's research interests lie in computer vision, machine Learning, medical image analysis and novel imaging techniques.