Dr. Mehdi Moradi holds an engineering degree from University of Tehran and a PhD from Queen’s University in biomedical computing. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of British Columbia. His broad research interests are machine learning in medical image analysis and image-guided therapy and diagnosis. During his PhD, Dr. Moradi developed a novel technology for detection of cancer from ultrasound echo signals. His work was recognized by several national research awards for its potential to improve the accuracy of targeting of tumors during prostate biopsy.
After finishing his Ph.D. in 2008, Dr. Moradi came to UBC as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow with Professors Tim Salcudean, Robert Rohling and Larry Goldenberg. He left UBC in 2011, funded by a training award from Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program to work as a research scientist at the National Center for Image Guided Therapy within Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He returned to UBC as an assistant professor in 2012. The technologies Dr. Moradi applies to the problem are constantly evolving while he remains committed to his goal of improving quality of life for cancer patients. This is both his career goal and his life mission.