Congratulations Bashiri, D’Souza, Yu

Congratulations to Fereshteh Bashiri (’19 PhD Electrical Engineering) who presented a paper that was awarded third place at 2019 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI) held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, May 19-22.

Bashiri co-authored the paper, Lung Nodule Classification Using Combined Deep and Spectral 3D Shape Features, with her college advisors—Zeyun Yu, associate professor of computer science and biomedical engineering, and Roshan D’Souza, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

A total of 123 regular papers were accepted from a pool of 394 submissions.

Bashiri is now a research specialist at Marshfield Clinic’s Center for Precision Medicine Research, where she uses statistical analysis and artificial intelligence in ways that can improve patient care. “I am currently using what I learned at UWM–in image processing and shape analysis—to develop a descriptive model to help care providers more accurately and reliably predict the development of lung cancer,” she says.