Dan Adam

Dan Adam
Professor Emeritus
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  • CV

    Current Research Projects Presentation of Dan Adam's Ultrasound Group 

    B.Sc 1968 Electrical Engineering, Technion-IIT
    M.Sc. 1973 Electrical Engineering, Technion-IIT
    D.Sc. 1977 Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT
    Academic appointments:
    2006- present: Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT, Haifa. 1993-2005: Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, and secondary affiliation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (until 1999), Technion-IIT, Haifa. 1992-1993: Visiting Scientist, Division of Computer Research and Technology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. 1987-1993: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, and secondary affiliation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-IIT, Haifa. 1983-1987: Senior Research Associate with teaching privileges, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, and secondary affiliation in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Haifa, Israel. 1980-1983: Assistant Visiting Professor, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, Whitaker College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1978-1980: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.   Research Associate, Cardiology Division, Dept. of Medicine, New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. 1977-1978: Research Associate (with teaching rights), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, and secondary affiliation in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-IIT, Haifa.
    Short Bio:
    Dan Adam, born in Israel, received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) and D.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering) from the Technion in 1968, 1973 and 1977, respectively. He joined the Technion Faculty in 1977. He was at Tufts University, Boston, (1978-1980). He joined MIT in 1980 as Assistant Professor, teaching at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. He has been with the Technion since 1983, in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. During 1992-1993 he held a visiting appointment at NIH, Bethesda, MD. He has been an IEEE member since 1964. He was also active in Computers in Cardiology since 1970, organized its Annual International conference (1989), elected to its Board (1990-1999). He serves on the Board of the Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering since 1988, and as its President till 2007, and its delegate to the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), and as past-Chair, Academic Division and Council Member, European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES).

  • Selected Publications

  • Main Research Interests

    Field of research:
    Signal processing and image processing; Ultrasound RF processing; 2 Dimensional Strain measurements in Echocardiography; Layer-specific Echocardiographic strain mapping; Multi-transducer phased array design; Perfusion measurements using Contrast Agents; Pressure estimation using Contrast Agents; Ultrasound control of thermotherapy; Measurement and analysis of body surface potential maps; Determination of arrhythmic processes and their termination; The forward and inverse problems in electrocardiography; Study and analysis of non-linear processes in the cardiac system; Cellular and subcellular processes generating arrhythmias and alternans.
    Research interests:
    Prof. Adam's research interests are mainly in ultrasound processing – design of multi-frequency phased array probes for the development of multi-frequency (spectral) imaging; ultrasound RF processing (Blind Deconvolution) for increased axial and 2D resolution; Echo ultrasound Strain imaging, including Layer-Specific 2D Strain measurements as a diagnostic tool of myocardial pathologies – e.g. coronary artery disease, conduction system pathologies, congestive heart failure; Mapping of flow indices as a measure of organ patency; Position/Orientation registration of probes for 3D quantification of measurements & visualization; Image guided therapy/surgery; Development of new applications for ultrasound Contrast Agents: Myocardial Perfusion estimation and flow within plaques by ultrasound using Contrast Agents, Pressure estimation using Contrast Agents, ultrasound control of thermotherapy,  Treatment and initiation of apoptosis in cancerous tissue by localized heating – and control by ultrasound measurements within the treated region and its surrounding areas.

  • Research Topics

    Research focus:
    Ultrasound RF signal processing
    Ultrasound image processing
    Detection and manipulations of Contrast Agents
    High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
    Monitoring of thermal-cavitational therapy
    Functional imaging
    Cardiac mechanics and Electrophysiology
    Honors and Awards:
    1993: Lee Silver Friedman Award in Biomedical Engineering 1990: Henry Gutwirth Fund for the Promotion of Research Award 1990-92:   W.D. Irving and Adele Rosenberg Family Academic Lectureship in Biomedical Engineering. 1982: Whitaker Health Sciences Fund Award 1981: Johnson and Johnson Fellowship
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