Sina Farsiu


Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: CIEMAS 2575, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-6642
  • Email Address:

Research Interests

I am the director of the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Laboratory. Along with my colleagues, we investigate how to improve early diagnostic methods and find new imaging biomarkers of ocular and neurological diseases in adults (e.g. age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma, Alzheimer) and children (e.g. retinopathy or prematurity). We also develop automatic segmentation algorithms to detect/segment/quantify anatomical/pathological structures seen on medical images. 

On another front, we study efficient signal processing based methods to overcome the theoretical and practical limitations that constrain the achievable resolution of any imaging device. Our approach, which is based on adaptive extraction and robust fusion of relevant information from the expensive and sophisticated as well as simple and cheap sensors, has found wide applications in improving the quality of imaging systems such as ophthalmic SD-OCT, digital X-ray mammography, electronic and optical microscopes, and commercial digital camcorders. We are also interested in pursuing statistical signal processing based projects, including super-resolution, demosaicing, deblurring, denoising, motion estimation, compressive sensing/adaptive sampling, and sensor fusion.

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