Faisal Beg, PhD, is a Professor at the School of Engineering Science and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Beg got his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 2003. His research interests include computational anatomy, non-rigid registration of medical images, shape analysis, and statistical atlas of anatomical shapes and parallel computing applications to medical image computing.
Ghassan Hamarneh, PhD, is a PCHT co-investigator and is a Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His work focuses on developing computer vision and machine learning methods for automatic interpretation of medical imaging data for different clinical applications. Dr. Hamarneh is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a member of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) society. He is the co-founder and director of the Medical Image Analysis (MIA) Lab at SFU (2003) and a founding member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter in Vancouver. He is an author on over 250 publications in the area of medical image analysis. Homepage: www.cs.sfu.ca/~hamarneh
Sarah Lubik, PhD, is a PCHT co-investigator and an Executive Committee member of the STAR (Science and Technology for Aging Research) Institute. She is Simon Fraser University (SFU)'s first Director of Entrepreneurship, promoting the power of, and need for, interdisciplinary teams and commercialization of research to solve wicked problems. She is co-Champion of the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU program, a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Beedie School of Business and a researcher in technology management, including incubation, university entrepreneurship, commercialization and innovation ecosystems. Sarah has been named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 and an Innovation Leader by the Government of Canada. She is also a certified business coach and the co-founder of a high-tech startup: Lungfish Dive Systems. Sarah holds a BBA (honours) from SFU and a masters and PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Dawn Mackey, PhD, is a PCHT co-investigator and an epidemiologist investigating novel approaches to enhance mobility among older adults. Her research group tests new ways to promote physical activity, prevent debilitating fall-related injuries, and reduce fatigue during daily activities. Her studies involve community-dwelling older adults, recipients of home health care, and residents of long-term care. Dawn is an Assistant Professor in SFU’s Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and has been recognized as an emerging scholar in aging by a 2011 CIHR Age+ Prize and a 2014 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award.