Computational Optics & Translational Imaging Lab

Lab Director

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Dr. Qianqian Fang /房骞骞/ is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University, with an affiliated position in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, he completed his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (NH, USA). He joined 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, before he jointed Northeastern University in 2015.

Dr. Fang's interests focus on 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 and an NIH R01 grant for developing "A Versatile High-Performance Optical Mammography Co-Imager."

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Miguel Adrian Mireles Nuñez

Dr. Miguel Adrian Mireles Nuñez is a postdoctoral research associate at COTI lab. His research focuses on the diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) and diffuse optical tomography (DOT). Now he received his Ph.D. degree in the Institute of Photonic Sciences at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Now he is working on the building of our optical mammography co-imager (OMCI) which is aimed at enhancing diagnostic accuracy and early detection of breast cancer.

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.

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


Ed 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.

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

COTI Lab Alumni

Dr. Zafer Dogan


Dr. Zafer Dogan was a postdoctoral research associate in COTI Lab. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Koç University, Turkey.

Dr. Leiming Yu


Dr. Leiming Yu was co-mentored by Dr. David Kaeli and Dr. Fang. He is currently an Imaging Engineer at Analogic

Dr. Fanny Nina-Paravecino

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Dr. Nina-Paravecino was co-mentored by Dr. David Kaeli and Dr. Fang. She is currently a Senior Researcher Software Engineer at Microsoft

Kevin Considine


Sarah Fayweather

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Jack Mammen


Sule Sahin