Computational Optics & Translational Imaging Lab

Lab Director

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Dr. Qianqian Fang /房骞骞/ is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University and affiliated with the Bioimaging and Signal Processing department research area. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. After receiving his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, he completed his PhD studies in Biomedical Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (NH, USA). He then moved to the Martinos Center of Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospita/Harvard Medical School for his postdoctral training between 2005 and 2009, and became an Instructor of Radiology in 2009 and Assistant Professor in 2012.

Dr. Fang's interests lie in innovations in translational medical imaging devices to better diagnose cancers, low-cost point-of-care diagnostic tools to deliver life-saving medicines to the resource-poor regions, and high performance computing tools to facilitate the development of the next-generation imaging methods. Recent awards include Leading Innovation in Reimagining Global Health through the Innovation Countdown 2030 Initiative. More recently, he was awarded a five-year $1.7M NIH grant for "A Versatile High-Performance Optical Mammography Co-Imager."

Current Graduate Students

Xin Sun


Xin is a PhD student in Bioengineering. She brings a breadth of knowledge in clinical trial development and execution. She is in charge of the human studies room of COTI. She's a hot pot lover.

(Anh) Phong Tran

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Phong is your go to person for all your mesh-based modeling techniques. Trained as a Chemical Engineering, Phong now researches methods of segmenting medical images for use with our in-house softwares.

Morris Vanegas

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Morris Vanegas is the webmaster of COTI. He also is the lab manager of COTI Studio, COTI lab's in-house prototyping lab used to create all kinds of devices. He is a maker, pilot, and salsa dancer!

Edward Xu


Edward is a masters student at Northeastern University. Hoping to become a Medical Doctor, he currently focuses on multi-modal imaging for non-invasive breast cancer diagnosis.

Shijie Yan


Shijie is a graduate student with a background in photon physics.

Leiming Yu


Leiming is one of the leading student developers of MCX and MMC.

Yaoshen Yuan


An Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering PhD student, Yaoshen's work focuses on the optimization of the MCX and MMC algorithms. Tennis always makes his day!

Current Undergraduate Students

Kevin Considine

Kevin is a 4th year undergrad bioengineering student working on a 3D-printed optical brain phantom. He recently gave up his high school dream of being cool to be a full-time nerd.

Jack Mammen

Sule Sahin


Sule is a third year undergraduate bioengineering student originally from right outside of Boston. She is interested in researching new and upcoming medical imaging modalities.

COTI Lab Alumni

Dr. Fanny Nina-Paravecino

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Dr. Nina-Paravecino received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 2017 after working on characterization of advance parallel features such as nested parallelism and concurrent kernel execution on modern GPU architectures. She has now moved on to sunny California to work with Intel as a Graphics Software Engineer.