Dr. Baowei Fei was nominated for the 2022 Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at the University of Texas at Dallas

In appreciation of the exceptionally dedicated efforts of the UT Dallas faculty, the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost annually recognize an outstanding UT Dallas faculty member who excels in his/her undergraduate research mentoring efforts. The Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring seeks to formally acknowledge a faculty mentor who demonstrates superior leadership, support, and guidance towards the development of UT Dallas undergraduate students and their research endeavors. Dr. Baowei Fei is among the nine faculty members who were nominated for the 2022 Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Fei is recognized for exceptional research by School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Baowei Fei is recognized by the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and received the 2022 Faculty Award for exceptional research contributions.

The Faculty Research Awards recognize three Jonsson School faculty members (one assistant professor, one associate professor, and one full professor) for their outstanding research contributions and are given annually at the Recognition and Appreciation Banquet. Dr. Baowei Fei received the Faculty Research Award at the full professor level, which honors one senior faculty member of the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, who has produced exceptional research.

Dr. Fei served as Chair for NIH study section review panel at the NIBIB

Dr. Baowei Fei served as Chair of the NIH Study Section Panel (ZEB1 OSR-F M2) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

Review activities of the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) are organized into Review Branches (RBs). Each RB represents a cluster of study sections around a general scientific area. NIH grant applications generally are assigned first to an RB, and then to a specific study section within that RB for evaluation of scientific merit. An NIH study section consists experts focused on a particular research field who are charged with reviewing NIH grant proposals. Dr. Fei led the NIH Study Section Panel (ZEB1 OSR-F M2) for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

Undergraduate Student, Ted Shi, won the 2022 Jonsson School Undergraduate Experience Research Award at the University of Texas at Dallas

The Undergraduate Research Awards at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science offer engineering majors financial support to work with a top Jonsson School faculty member on relevant research projects. The $500 awards give students the opportunity to build practical experience that opens doors for graduate school, internships, and careers. Ted Shi, an undergraduate student from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2022 Jonsson School Undergraduate Experience Research Award.

Undergraduate Student, Jeff Young, won the 2022 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award (URSA) from the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas

The Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are a one-time competitive award made by the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas, designed to reward the contributions and facilitate the professional development of undergraduate researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas. Students selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Scholar Award receive $500 and the certificate, awarded upon participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholar Award poster competition held in mid-April. Jeff Young, an undergraduate student from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2022 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award.

Undergraduate Students, Patric Bettati and Ted Shi, won the 2021 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award (URSA) from the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas

The Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are a one-time competitive award made by the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas, designed to reward the contributions and facilitate the professional development of undergraduate researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas. Students selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Scholar Award receive $500 and the certificate, awarded upon participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholar Award poster competition held in mid-April. Two undergraduate students, Patric Bettati and Ted Shi, from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2021 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award.

PhD Dissertation won the 2020 PhD Thesis Award from the Editor-in-Chief of MDPI Sensors

The PhD Thesis Award is organized annually by the Editor-in-Chief of MDPI Sensors. One outstanding PhD thesis is selected as the winner from the applications worldwide. Dr. Martin Halicek, a PhD student from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2020 PhD Thesis Award. The title of his thesis is “Development of deep learning methods for head and cancer detection in hyperspectral imaging and digital pathology for surgical guidance”.

Dr. Baowei Fei is recognized by the Office of Research and Innovation at the University of Texas at Dallas and received the 2020 Federal Research Innovation and Expenditures Dynamo (FRIEND) Award.

Federal Research Innovation and ExpeNditures Dynamo (FRIENDs) of the Office of Research and Innovation are recognized based on achieving a cumulative level of federal research expenditures (CLFRE) in excess of $500,000 as either PI or co-PI for fiscal year 2020.  Dr. Baowei Fei was a recipient of the 2020 FRIEND Award that was signed by Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, the Vice President for Research, and Dr. Richard Benson, President of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Eight undergraduate students published their first papers

Congratulate 8 undergraduate students who published their first papers on their undergraduate research works in the lab in 2020. These papers are listed below and are published and indexed by PubMed. They are the first author and their names are in bold.  For motivated undergraduate students who want to do research in the lab, please contact Dr. Baowei Fei (bfei@utdallas.edu).

1: James Huang, Halicek M, Shahedi M, Fei B. Augmented reality visualization of hyperspectral imaging classifications for image-guided brain tumor phantom resection. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11315:113150U. doi: 10.1117/12.2549041. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32606488; PMCID: PMC7325483. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32606488/

2: Patric Bettati, Chalian M, Huang J, Dormer JD, Shahedi M, Fei B. Augmented Reality-Assisted Biopsy of Soft Tissue Lesions. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11315:113150W. doi: 10.1117/12.2549381. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32528216; PMCID: PMC7289183. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32528216/

3: Matthew Pfefferle, Shahub S, Shahedi M, Gahan J, Johnson B, Le P, Vargas J, Judson BO, Alshara Y, Li Q, Fei B. Renal biopsy under augmented reality guidance. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11315:113152W. doi: 10.1117/12.2550593. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32476704; PMCID: PMC7261605. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32476704/

4: Jose Vargas, Le P, Shahedi M, Gahan J, Johnson B, Dormer JD, Shahub S, Pfefferle M, Judson BO, Alshara Y, Li Q, Fei B. A complex dual-modality kidney phantom for renal biopsy studies. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11319:113190J. doi: 10.1117/12.2549892. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32476707; PMCID: PMC7261611. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32476707/

5: Amol Mavuduru, Halicek M, Shahedi M, Little JV, Chen AY, Myers LL, Fei B. Using a 22-Layer U-Net to Perform Segmentation of Squamous Cell Carcinoma on Digitized Head and Neck Histological Images. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11320:113200C. doi: 10.1117/12.2549061. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32476709; PMCID: PMC7261613. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32476709/

6: Abhishaike Mahajan, Dormer J, Li Q, Chen D, Zhang Z, Fei B. Siamese neural networks for the classification of high-dimensional radiomic features. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11314:113143Q. doi: 10.1117/12.2549389. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32528215; PMCID: PMC7288755.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32528215/

7: Ka’Toria Edwards, Chhabra A, Dormer J, Jones P, Boutin RD, Lenchik L, Fei B. Abdominal muscle segmentation from CT using a convolutional neural network. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11317:113170L. doi: 10.1117/12.2549406. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32577045; PMCID: PMC7309562. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32577045/

8: Chris Tran, Halicek M, Dormer JD, Tandon A, Hussain T, Fei B. Fully automated segmentation of the right ventricle in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot using U-Net. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11317:113171M. doi: 10.1117/12.2549052. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32476706; PMCID: PMC7261612. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32476706/

PhD student published 12 first-author papers and 20 co-author papers

Congratulate Martin Halicek for his successful PhD defense in March 2020. During his PhD study, Martin published 12 first-author papers. By collaborating with other students and scientists in the lab, Martin also published 20 co-author papers. Since he joined the Quantitative Bioimaging Laboratory for his PhD study, Martin authored a total of 32 papers, all of which are indexed by PubMed. Thanks Martin for his contribution and best wishes for his career development in the future.