Andrew F. Laine received his D.Sc. degree from Washington University (St. Louis) School of Engineering and Applied Science in Computer Science, in 1989 and BS degree from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). He was a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) from 1990-1997. He joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 1997 and served as Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University since 2003 – 2011. He is currently Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Heffner Biomedical Imaging at Columbia University and the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Radiology (Physics).
He was the Program Chair for the IEEE EMBS annual conference in 2006 held in New York City and
Program Chair for the EMBS annual conference for 2011 held in Boston, MA. He was the founding chair of the SPIE conference on “Mathematical Imaging: Wavelet Application in Signal and Image Processing”, and served as co-chair during the years 1993-2003. Professor Laine served on the IEEE ISBI (International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging) steering committee, 2006-2009 and presently serves as Chair. Finally, he has served as the IEEE EMBS Vice President of Publications, 2008-2012. He is a Fellow of IEEE and AIMBE. His research interests include quantitative analysis of medical and biological images, including cardiac ultrasound, MRI/Spectroscopy and SPECT/PET, health analytics and data mining of longitudinal medical records, and image informatics.