Gary Christensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to medical image registration and analysis.
Christensen also is professor of UI radiation oncology and computational imaging group leader in the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging. His present research interests are in global shape models and medical imaging.
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