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2024 NSF Waterman Award

Professor Bell was selected to receive the 2024 Alan T. Waterman Award, which is the highest award in the United States to early-career scientists and engineers. She was recognized “for  pioneering innovations in ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging, particularly coherence-based beamforming, photoacoustic-guided surgery, and deep learning. These innovations cross interdisciplinary boundaries to improve medical image quality in patients, reduce patient deaths during surgery, inspire new surgical designs, and provide more equitable healthcare.”

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Whiting School of Engineering Announcement

Malone Center Announcement

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Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer

Professor Bell was named by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center as the Outstanding Young Engineer of Maryland. Recognized for her pioneering contributions to the fields of ultrasound imaging and photoacoustic-guided surgery, Prof. Bell’s innovations include novel light delivery systems that attach to surgical tools, coherence-based and deep learning beamforming techniques to clarify images, and integration of photoacoustic imaging systems with surgical and interventional robots.

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ECE Department Announcement

Whiting School of Engineering Announcement

Malone Center Announcement

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MIT Technology Review: Innovator Under 35

Professor Bell was named by MIT Technology Review as one of 35 Innovators Under 35 for her innovative work in the fields of biotechnology and medicine. She is recognized as an Inventor on the list.

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AI’s Forthcoming Transformation of Medicine

The PULSE Lab’s latest work to apply machine learning to photoacoustic signal processing was featured in the cover story of the Winter 2017 issue of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Magazine: AI’s Forthcoming Transformation of Medicine.

Clearer Vision for Surgeons

Prof. Bell is featured in the Impact section of the winter issue of the JHU Engineering magazine. The article, entitled Clearer Vision for Surgeons, focuses on our lab’s latest venture to integrate photoacoustic imaging with a da Vinci surgical robot in collaboration with researchers in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics.

SPIE Women in Optics Planner

Prof. Bell was featured in the 2018 Women in Optics Planner produced by SPIE. This planner includes photos and interesting facts about highlighted women to introduce girls and young women to the possibilities of STEM careers. Five thousand copies of the planner are printed and distributed, free of charge, in more than 25 countries worldwide annually. SPIE Members, career counselors, science teachers, and community clubs can request free copies of this planner.

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Additional Videos

EmTech MIT: Meet the Innovator Under 35

Prof. Bell spoke at EmTech MIT in 2016. This emerging technologies event, hosted by the MIT Media Lab, provides an opportunity to discover future trends and to understand the technologies that will drive the new global economy. Read More

Photoacoustic Imaging for Improved Surgical Tools

The PULSE Lab’s work to develop specialized light delivery systems that surround surgical tools is featured in a promotional video for the SPIE Photonics West conference. The entire SPIE news release is available here.

Ultrasound Image Formation in the Deep Learning Age

Prof. Bell’s keynote presentation delivered at the 2019 Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Conference in London, UK.

Interview with Prof. Bell 

This interview took place at the Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit, Boston 2017, conducted by Science Reporter Monique Brouillette. Monique set out to find out more about Prof. Bell and her thoughts on the following questions:

  • What motivated you to start your work in machine learning?
  • What inspired you to use machine learning to improve Photoacoustic-Guided Surgery?
  • Tell us a bit more about your current work with the PULSE lab?
  • Looking into the future, what developments of deep learning applications excited you the most?
  • What advice do you have for new entrants into the field?
  • Collaborations of different fields is sometimes essential for the development of another field, which fields do you think would complement machine learning & healthcare?

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Additional Press Coverage

Opotek News (10/15/19): Opotek Customer Spotlight

Duke BME Magazine (5/9/19): Making the Next Wave of Imaging Tools for Cancer Diagnosis

WSE News (3/11/19): Muyinatu Bell to receive the Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer Award

JHU ECE Department News (3/1/19): Alycen Wiacek Wins Whiting School of Engineering Research Trainee Award

JHU Hub (2/19/19): Muyinatu Bell among recipients of prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Success Journey Show (1/29/2019): MIT Award Winning Engineer | EP 12- Stepping into the Unknown w/ Dr. Muyinatu Bell

JHU Engineering Magazine (Winter 2019): Upstarts: Removing the ‘Noise’ in Ultrasound

IEEE UFFC Society News (11/4/18): Women in Engineering Elevator Pitch Event at IEEE IUS

WSE News (10/23/18): EHOP offers insider’s look at graduate programs and mentorship opportunities at Johns Hopkins

JHU Hub (10/5/18): University celebrates Catalyst and Discovery awards winners

JHU LCSR News (8/22/18): Undergrads dive into a summer of Hopkins research through NSF REU program

WSE Announcement (7/27/18): Muyinatu Bell receives NIH’s Trailblazer Award

National Academy of Engineering Press Release (6/28/18): Innovative Young Engineers Selected to Participate in NAE’s 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Health Data Management News (5/9/18): Enhanced imaging could cut errors in robot-aided surgeries

JHU ECE Department News (3/12/18): Faculty Q&A: Muyinatu (Bisi) Bell

JHU Hub (2/26/18): Muyinatu Bell receives NSF Early CAREER Award

JHU ECE Department News (1/22/18): Muyinatu Bell receives NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award

BioOptics World (1/18/18): Image-guided surgery: Photoacoustics provides critical tissue differentiation at depth

Robohub (10/10/17): 25 women in robotics you need to know about – 2017

LCSR Newsletter (9/5/17): Bell Studies Robot-Assisted Imaging to Improve Patient Care

SPIE Press (12/14/16): Global photonics community sets sights on San Francisco for SPIE Photonics West 2017

SPIE Member News (9/26/16): Muyinatu Bell among MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35

Technically Baltimore (8/24/16): JHU professor earns MIT ‘young innovators’ nod

STEM Dialogue Podcast (6/19/16): Episode 7: HIGH GPA OR MAX PERFORMANCE? W/ DR. MUYINATU BELL

JHU Engineering Magazine (Summer 2016): At the Cutting Edge

JHU ECE Department News (6/16/16): Muyinatu Bell joins ECE as an Assistant Professor

LCSR Newsletter (10/27/15): Muyinatu Bell Receives Pathway to Independence Award

WSE Announcement (5/14/15): LCSR post-doc wins NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Diversity/Careers (7/6/14): UNCF/Merck Fellow Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell 

JHU Video from President (12/18/13): Johns Hopkins University Thank You 2013

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