Mark Anastasio

Department Head, Bioengineering

Donald Biggar Willett Professor, Bioengineering

Research Program: Cancer Measurement Technology and Data Science
Strategic Theme: Imaging

Mark A. Anastasio’s lab broadly addresses the engineering and scientific principles of biomedical imaging. Anastasio is an expert in developing and evaluating novel imaging systems that address essential needs in clinical medicine and basic biomedical research. His lab has worked extensively on developing and evaluating both clinical and preclinical technologies for cancer imaging. Anastasio explores emerging wave-based bioimaging modalities, including photoacoustic/optoacoustic computed tomography, X-ray phase-contrast imaging, and ultrasound computed tomography. His current research projects include advanced image reconstruction methods for breast cancers, requiring high-performance computing methods.

Anastasio is a Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering and Head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois. He leads the Computational Imaging Science Laboratory, which works on computational inverse problems in imaging and developing tomographic image reconstruction and machine learning methods for imaging applications. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Chicago.