Research Area: Modeling & Biomedical Data Science

Kerry Costello, Ph.D.

Dr. Costello’s research focuses on understanding the role of movement biomechanics and physical activity in musculoskeletal health, with an emphasis on knee osteoarthritis. This work utilizes motion capture, wearable sensors and machine learning to examine how time-varying, multidimensional joint loads… Read More

Jessica Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Allen’s research focuses on identifying biomechanical targets that can guide interventional decisions in rehabilitation and device design for individuals with ambulatory impairments. This work leverages musculoskeletal modeling and machine learning techniques to identify deficits in lower-extremity biomechanics and to… Read More

Kuang Gong, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Gong’s research interests are centered around the convergence of deep learning, medical imaging, and data science to enhance the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of various diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cancer. His work involves developing novel… Read More

Benjamin Shickel, Ph.D.

Shickel’s research focuses on applications of artificial intelligence and deep learning for enhanced clinical decision support using electronic health records data. He is interested in unifying patient data of multiple modalities for more comprehensive and personalized health representations, and in… Read More

Pinaki Sarder, Ph.D.

Pinaki Sarder is currently an associate professor of AI in the Section of Quantitative Health of the Department of Medicine, as well as the Associate Director for Imaging in the Intelligent Critical Care Center at the University of Florida (UF).… Read More

Abbas Babajani-Feremi, PhD

Dr. Abbas Babajani-Feremi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy at UF and the Director of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Laboratory. Abbas joined as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Neurology at the Henry Ford… Read More

Xiao Fan, Ph.D.

Dr. Xiao Fan completed her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics program at the University of Alberta in 2016. Her research interests involve studying genetic architecture of rare diseases using whole genome/exome sequencing data, improving genetic variant interpretation and using machine learning methods… Read More

Azra Bihorac, M.D., MS FCCM, FASN

Azra Bihorac, MD MS FASN FCCM is the Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is also the R. Glenn Davis Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology and Physiology & Functional Genomics, and… Read More

Christopher Butson, Ph.D.

Dr. Butson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. He completed post-doctoral training at the Cleveland Clinic and… Read More

Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Ferrall-Fairbanks’ research focuses on using quantitative biology approaches to cultivate a mechanistic understanding of tumor heterogeneity and evolution to optimize cancer treatment strategies. Ecology and evolutionary forces in cancer allows a tumor to alter its growth and… Read More