The research on hyperspectral imaging and image guided surgery was recoconized by the editor of MDPI Sensors as the Editor’s Choice Article. The full citation of the paper is listed as: Fabelo, H.; Halicek, M.; Ortega, S.; Shahedi, M.; Szolna, A.; Piñeiro, J.F.; Sosa, C.; O’Shanahan, A.J.; Bisshopp, S.; Espino, C.; Márquez, M.; Hernández, M.; Carrera, D.; Morera, J.; Callico, G.M.; Sarmiento, R.; Fei, B. Deep Learning-Based Framework for In Vivo Identification of Glioblastoma Tumor using Hyperspectral Images of Human Brain. Sensors 2019, 19, 920. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19040920.
MD Fiaz Islam Bhuiyan has been appointed the role of Regional Student Representative for IEEE Region 5 that encompasses 12 Southwestern States: CO, KS, MO, OK, AR, TX, LA, and parts of IL, WY, ND, SD, and NM. At the beginning of February, Fiaz had the honor to represent IEEE Region 5 at the 2020 IEEE global Student Activities Committee (SAC) meeting in Portland, Oregon. He gave voice to the needs of over 90 Student Branches in Region-5 and planned to organize events and competitions to engage the student branches in technical and leadership pursuits. Fiaz also worked with IEEE global SAC in creating a framework and opportunities for student engagement at the global scale through competitions like the IEEEXtreme programming contest and Virtual Speakers program. For more details about IEEE student activities visit: https://students.ieee.org/committee/
Undergraduate Student, Matthew Pfefferle and co-authors from Dr. Baowei Fei’s Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Dallas won the Intuitive Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging, which is held in Houston, Texas on February 16-20, 2020. The SPIE Medical Imaging Conference is the internationally recognized premier forum for reporting state-of-the-art research and development in medical imaging. The title of the paper is “Renal biopsy under augmented reality guidance” by Matthew Pfefferle, Sarah Shahub, Maysam Shahedi, Jeffrey Gahan, Brett Johnson, Phuc Le, Jose Vargas, Blake O. Judson, Yasmeen Alshara, Qinmei Li, and Baowei Fei. This is a collaborative project between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Undergraduate research assistant, MD Fiaz Islam Bhuiyan has been selected to receive the IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Student Member Award for his exceptional contributions of time and effort to the Student Branch, the Section, the Region, and the National IEEE to advance the principals of IEEE. Fiaz has demonstrated a high caliber not only through his contributions to the community but also in maintaining a strong academic standing and dedicated research work.
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. Three undergraduate students, Ka’Toria Edwards, Patric Bettati, and MD Fiaz Islam Bhuiyan, from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2020 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award.