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

It's A Snow Day

It's A Snow Day: Friday March 8

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, is being held on Friday March 8, 2019. Visit the event website for more details, and to register and/or sponsor a participant, or donate directly to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.

10th Anniversary Ride to Live

West Coast Motorcycle Ride To Live: May 26th

The 10th Anniversary West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on May 26 (Victoria date to be finalized), with details on the event and how to register on the event website.  This fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC includes a 50/50 raffle open to all BC residents over age 19.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

An innovative new study advances personalized medicine for prostate cancer patients

Drs Chi and Wyatt
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Three researchers receive Prostate Cancer Canada & Movember Foundation grants for biomarker development