Dr. Amir Amini
Professor, Endowed Chair in Bioimaging, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Amir Amini, is a professor and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging at the University of Louisville's department of electrical and computer engineering where he teaches classes in the area of signal and image processing and medical imaging. He also directs the university’s Medical Imaging Laboratory.
His research includes:
- Signal and Image Processing,
- Medical Image Analysis,
- Physics and mathematics of medical imaging;
- MRI of flow and motion;
Dr. Amini's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and several private foundations. He has edited a number of books and proceedings and has 5 provisional or issued US patents.
Dr. Amini previously was on faculty at Yale University and Washington University in St. Louis before joining the University of Louisville. He has also received awards for his courses taught on signal and image processing at U of L, including faculty favorite award. He received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and has chaired or co-chaired several conferences and is currently on editorial positions for several journals.
He was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honor restricted to 0.1% of membership for any given year. More recently, he was elected a member of the College of Fellows at the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers for his contributions to medical imaging.
Dr, Amini earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, with high honors, at the age of 18 — making him the youngest graduate of the school. He earned master and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.