Prof. Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell

Fellow Member | John C. Malone Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Univ
Lediju Bell, Muyinatu A.
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SPIE Membership: 11.3 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status | 2021 Early Career Achievement Award - Academic | 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, coherence-based beamforming, deep learning for ultrasound and photoacoustic image formation, photoacoustic-guided surgery, clinical translation
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Muyinatu Bell is the John C. Malone Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, where she founded and directs the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering (PULSE) Lab. Prof. Bell earned a SB degree in mechanical engineering (biomedical engineering minor) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, conducted research as a Whitaker International Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at Johns Hopkins University. She served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (T-UFFC), is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and the Journal of Biomedical Optics, is an Editorial Advisory Board member of GEN Biotechnology, and is a member of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Program Scientific Advisory Board, with patents issued and/or pending for short-lag spatial coherence beamforming, photoacoustic-guided surgery, and deep learning for beamforming.

Prof. Bell is a Fellow of AIMBE (2022) and SPIE (2023), and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including MIT Technology Review’s Innovator Under 35 Award (2016), the NSF CAREER Award (2018), the NIH Trailblazer Award (2018), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2019), the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award (2019), Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2019), the inaugural IEEE UFFC Star Ambassador Lectureship Award (2020), the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award (2021), and the IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award (2022).

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