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Daigo Tanaka, PhD

I graduated from Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. Through my Ph.D. study I applied the knowledge and the techniques of computational geometry and numerical methods to aid surgery and clinical diagnosis. I studied at the Computer Integrated Engineering Laboratory (CIELab), and Biothermal Technology Laboratory under the advisory of Professor Kenji Shimada, and Professor Yoed Rabin. After graduating, I switched application field from Biomedical Engineering to Geophysics; I am currently working at WesternGeco (wiki) - Schlumberger to research and develop system to visualize seimic data.

I was born and grew up in the city of Yokohama in Japan. I traveled to United Kingdom, Italy, China (including Hong Kong), France, United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, Germany, and Norway. I lived in the city of Pittsburgh of Pensylvania state of United States for 4 years and half during my Ph.D study, and now I am enjoying the new life in Houston, Texas. In addition to Japanese and English, I speak a bit of Italian and Chinese. While cherishing my Japanese heritage, I am always eager to learn from every culture I encountered, and I am blessed with so many friends with various backgrounds.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Institution Degree Field of Study Year
Carnegie Mellon Univ., PA Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering 2007
Keio University, Japan M.A. Media and governance 2000
Keio University, Japan B.A Policy management 1998

Professional Experience

July 2007 ~: Software Engineer at Research & Engineering, WesternGeco / Schlumberger

Oct. 2000 ~ Jul.2002: Visiting Research Scholar

Apr. ~ Aug. 2000: Part-time Lecturer (Computer Literacy course)


Honor

  • 1st Place in Graduate Research Presentations: 2nd Annual Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University, April 20th, 2007 (among 12 presenters)
  • 1st Place in Graduate Research Presentations: 1st Annual Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University, April 20th 2006 (among 9 presenters)
  • Recipient: Taikichiro Mori Memorial Research Development Grant, 1998
  • Recipient: Taikichiro Mori Memorial Research Development Grant, 1999

Research Interests

  • Computer aided surgery
  • Computer vision and medical image analysis
  • Computational geometry
  • Numerical methods and optimization
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition
  • Design patterns for Object-oriented software

Current and Previous Projects

  • Computerized planning of cryosurgery
  • Virtual reality needle-based surgical trainer
  • Intra-operational navigation system for liver biopsy
  • Web-based 3D textbook of cleft lip repair surgery

Original post: Feb. 3, 2005 | Last updated: Feb. 3, 2005

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