Shekhar, Himanshu

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Mr. Himanshu Shekhar

Graduate Research Assistant/ PhD Candidate
Univ of Rochester


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Area of Expertise: Ultrasound Contrast Agents, Intravascular Ultrasound, Subharmonic Imaging, Ultrasound Signal Processing and modeling, Elastography and Tissue Characterization, Biomedical Optics - Retinal Imaging
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I received my Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Manipal University, India in 2008. I was a visiting undergraduate research fellow at the department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and the department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from 2005-2007, on a fellowship from Government of India. My research interests during this period spanned Biomedical Optics, Nonlinear optics and Signal Processing. I completed undergraduate thesis in Switzerland at the Corporate Research and Technology division, Hilti AG, developing signal processing based algorithms for mechatronic systems. Thereafter, I joined the ECE department at University of Rochester as a PhD student in 2008. Presently, my interests lie in the areas of Molecular and Nonlinear Imaging using Ultrasound, Coronary imaging with Intravascular Ultrasound, Characterization of Tissue Elasticity and Biomedical Optics.

Honors and Awards:
SPIE Student Scholarship, 2012.
Selected participant - Physical Acoustics Summer School, 2012, Oxford, Mississippi, funded by The National Center for Physical Acoustics, and Acoustical Society of America.
Graduate Organizing Group Student Travel Award ,University of Rochester, Spring 2012.
Second Prize: Best Student Paper in Biomedical Acoustics, 161st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, May 2011.
Graduate Organizing Group Student Travel Award ,University of Rochester, Spring 2011.
Visiting Junior Research Fellowship under the Young Scientist Encouragement Scheme (KVPY), Govt. of India, May 2005-Dec 2007.
Best Paper Award, Advanced Electronics and Instrumentation, Fourth National Control Instrumentation
Systems Conference, India, 2007.
State Merit List, National Talent Search Examination, NCERT, 2001.
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