Alumnus Dorin Comaniciu Elected to National Academy of Medicine

ECE Alumnus Dorin Comaniciu, PhD, recognized by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for leading-edge achievements in artificial intelligence and advanced visualization

Since earning his doctoral degree from the Department  Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2000, Dorin Comaniciu has received numerous awards, including the School of Engineering’s 2016 Medal of Excellence for Distinguished Achievement in Research. Comaniciu, who is senior vice president of artificial intelligence and digital innovation at Siemens Healthineers, was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in recognition of his seminal achievements in artificial intelligence and advance visualization.

As an independent organization of distinguished professionals from fields such as health and medicine and the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy through national and international initiatives.

“We congratulate Dorin Comaniciu on this tremendous honor,” says Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair and Distinguished Professor Narayan Mandayam. “Election to NAM is a prestigious acknowledgement of his leadership and many contributions resulting in numerous new clinical products for improving the quality of healthcare in the fields of diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, and precision medicine.”

Comaniciu, who holds 269 U.S. healthcare technology patents and has co-authored 350 peer review publications, is also the recipient of the 2004 Siemens Inventor of the Year Award; the 2010 IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for fundamental contributions to computer vision; and the 2011, 2013, and 2015 Thomas Alva Edison Award for patents on 3D heart modeling, anatomical object detection, and personalized valve therapy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

“The National Academy of Medicine is committed to transforming the delivery of patient care and improving the patient experience,” says Comaniciu, who is a proud Rutgers alumnus. “I am deeply honored to be singled out by my peers for membership in this august organization.”