HEMI Fellow Muyinatu Bell Named in ISEE’s Black in Robotics Reading List

Sep 24, 2020 | No Comments | By Vivian Sun

Congratulations to HEMI Fellow Muyinatu Bell, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and director of the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering (PULSE) Lab, who has been named to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (ISEE) Black in Robotics reading list.

Bell’s PULSE Lab uses computer engineering, biomedical optics, and computer science to combine photoacoustic imaging and robotics for improved accuracy in surgery, cancer detection, and women’s health. The list calls her a pioneer for her work in “medical imaging technology, robot-assisted imaging, and machine learning for image formation.”

ISEE created the Black in Robotics reading list to help overcome the systemic dynamics that have led to the underrepresentation of Black faculty members in academia. The list hopes to increase visibility and underscore the projects of these Black academics; the association also hopes to highlight role models for those interested in robotics and to normalize Black scholarship. It focuses on Black members of academia who work in robotics and in related fields.

Learn more about supporting Black scholars in robotics in ISEE’s article.

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