Strategic Initiative: Imaging


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long and rich history of significant achievements in imaging, from the early developments of ultrasound imaging and its bioeffects, to the development of magnetic resonance imaging by the late Paul Lauterbur, who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2003 for his work in establishing this technique. With computational strengths at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and over 100 faculty across many departments, colleges, and interdisciplinary institutes, Illinois is positioned to make major advances in imaging. Imaging, and the visualization of images, are pervasive elements in our data-rich lives, and the Strategic Initiative on Imaging will be a Beckman Institute effort to build a campus-wide, collaborative, integrated community of faculty, researchers, and students in imaging science, imaging technology, and the application, use, and interpretation of pictures and images.