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Research Interests:

         Medical image processing: DTI, PET, MRI and fMRI

         Computational biology: array-CGH data smoothing and segmentation, mass spectrum peak detection,  and solenoid, non-solenoid proteins classification

         Wavelet transforms with applications in signal and image processing

         Image analysis and statistical image modeling: retrieval, classification, segmentation, restoration and reconstruction



Work Experience:


Assistant Investigator, Center for Neurosciences, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore LIJ Health System, Feb 2014 - present



Research Scientist, Center for Neurosciences, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore LIJ Health System, Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

Performed investigative research and development work for projects in medical image processing using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI). Responsible for the collection, analysis and interpretation of research data related to the study of neurological diseases such as Dystonia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APL), Depression in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Submitted manuscripts and abstracts for publication and presentation.


Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Neurosciences, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore LIJ Health System, Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Concentrations: Quantitative brain imaging, advanced functional brain scanning techniques. Obtained a variety of multidisciplinary skills ranging from experimental design, imaging methodology and data analysis, to manuscript preparation. Gained specific expertise in the application of statistical parametric mapping as well as multivariate brain mapping techniques.


Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2008

Performed teaching in Department of Electrical Engineering. Undergraduate course: Electronics I


Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, 2006-2008

Assisted in the teaching of Electrical Engineering courses. Consistently earned excellent student reviews.

Undergraduate courses: Electronics I, Electromagnetics I, II, Linear Systems, Control Systems

Graduate courses: Electromagnetic Theory, Wavelets and Filter Banks


Intern, ShotSpotter, Inc, Santa Clara, CA, Summer 2006

Performed research for project in developing a gunshot detection and classification. Collected the data and setup human listening test. Researched and developed a new set of acoustic features, and run experiments with statistical classifiers.


Lecturer, HCM City University of Technology, Vietnam, 1997-2004

Performed research and teaching as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Taught classes in Electrical Engineering at undergraduate level. Courses: Digital Signal Processing, Discrete Signals and Systems, Circuits I, II, Electronics. Lab: Circuits, Electronics.


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