Samuel G. Armato III, PhD earned his graduate degree in medical physics from the University of Chicago. He is now Associate Professor of Radiology, the Committee on Medical Physics, and The College at the University of Chicago and is also a member of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include the computerized detection and evaluation of lung nodules in CT scans, the computerized evaluation of mesothelioma in CT scans, critical analyses of image-based tumor response assessment for mesothelioma, the development CT-based metrics for the quantification of mucosal inflammation due to sinusitis, the application of radiomics to pre- and post-treatment CT scans to predict normal lung tissue complications, and the evaluation of reference standards for CAD research. His institutional leadership roles include Director of the Graduate Program in Medical Physics, Faculty Director of the Human Imaging Research Office, and Board Member of the University’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. He previously served on the University’s Institutional Review Board and as Coordinator of Physics Education for Radiology Residents. His current scientific and professional society service includes Secretary of the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP), member of the Graduate Education Program Review Committee of CAMPEP, and Immediate Past President of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. He has served as advisor and mentor to numerous medical physics graduate students.
Areas of Expertise: Medical imaging, image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, machine learning, medical physics education.