Amirhessam Tahmassebi, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Scientific Computing, was recently awarded the university’s Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award in the natural and physical sciences, including mathematics and engineering category. An honor designed to recognize the superior scholarship of FSU graduate students, Tahmassebi’s medical imaging research bifurcates into two paths: the evaluation of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer based on novel data mining and image processing methods, and a novel framework based on modern graph theory to detect the “disease epicenters” in dementia. It is quite unusual for a graduate student to have impacted the field so strongly. His extensive, thoughtful scholarship has been published and requested internationally.
The Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research and creative endeavors at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held each spring. Awards are made to students in three categories: the natural and physical sciences, including mathematics and engineering, humanities and arts, and social and behavioral sciences.
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