Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

New Announcements:

The Spring 2014 offering of Biomedical Signal and Image Processing begins February 4th at 9:30am in 56-114. Hope to see you then!

General Information:

Semester: Spring, 2014
Lectures: Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 11:00am
Room 56-114 (map)
Laboratories: Section 1:Wednesday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Room: 14-0637 (map)
Section 2: Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Room: 14-0637 (map)
Teaching Staff:

Instructor: Julie Greenberg
Email: jgreenbe@mit.edu
Telephone: 617-258-6086
Room: E25-518

Instructor: William (Sandy) Wells
Email: sw@bwh.harvard.edu

Instructor: Elfar Adalsteinsson
Email: elfar@mit.edu

TA: Grace Teo
Email: graceslt@mit.edu
Lab Hours: WF, 11am-3pm.
Office hours by appointment.

Overview: This course presents the fundamentals of digital signal processing with particular emphasis on problems in biomedical research and clinical medicine. It covers principles and algorithms for processing both deterministic and random signals. Topics include data acquisition, imaging, filtering, coding, feature extraction, and modeling. The focus of the course is a series of labs that provide practical experience in processing physiological data, with examples from cardiology, speech processing, and medical imaging. The labs are done in MATLABŪ during weekly lab sessions that take place in an electronic classroom. Lectures cover signal processing topics relevant to the lab exercises, as well as background on the biological signals processed in the labs.
  • 60% lab reports (5 total)
  • 25% quizzes (2 total)
  • 10% problem sets (5 total)
  • 5% class participation

Problem sets are graded on a 0-4 scale, as follows:

Problem set contains few to no errors, indicating a thorough understanding of the material.
Problem set contains some errors, indicating a less-than-thorough understanding of the material.
Problem set is complete, but numerous errors indicate a lack of understanding of the material.
Problem set is incomplete.
Problem set not handed in, or is handed in late without prior arrangement.