Ge Wang Receives 2021 EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award

June 17, 2021


Ge Wang, the Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received the 2021 EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award.

This award, given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS), recognizes “outstanding contribution and achievement in the field of biomedical engineering as an educator, researcher, developer, or administrator.”

Wang is being honored for his “pioneering contributions on cone-beam tomography, interior tomography, and deep learning-based tomographic imaging.”

Wang is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Optical Society of America, the American Association of Physics in Medicine, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He published the first helical/spiral cone-beam/multi-slice CT algorithm in 1991 for fast volumetric CT procedures that are now routinely used in hospitals worldwide. Wang is currently working on artificial intelligence-based imaging technologies in various preclinical and clinical applications. He has published more than 500 journal articles and has over 100 issued and pending U.S. patents.

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