Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi

Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi

B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran
M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Ph. D. (Electrical Engineering), UBC

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Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tier II, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC

 

Purang Abolmaesumi received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and his Ph.D. degree from UBC. From 2002 to 2009, he was a faculty member at Queen’s University, School of Computing. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, where he is now an Associate Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair, Tier II, in Biomedical Engineering. He is also an Associate Member in the Department of Urologic Sciences.

Dr. Abolmaesumi’s research on ultrasound image guidance for surgery and therapy has been recognized internationally and nationally with more than 20 awards. He has also made significant contributions to the field through building the foundations for open-source software for ultrasound-guided interventions, now available as the PLUS package and is maintained by the research staff at Queen’s University with many users worldwide. The ultrasound image segmentation techniques he has developed have been cited among the top ten most influential techniques in the field, and have been the foundation for a prostate segmentation approach that has been used at the BC Cancer Agency on more than 1,000 patients.

Dr. Abolmaesumi is the author of more than 160 journal and peer-reviewed conference publications, and has served on the program committees of the leading conferences in the field. Over the last five years, he has also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman