Research

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Research conducted in the computational ocularscience laboratory is multidisciplinary in nature spanning the disciplines of ophthalmology, computational sciences, and engineering.  Engineering projects are in the areas of active shape and physics-based modeling of ocular structures; developing fluid-structure interaction models of the eye; optical imaging; technology development (e.g. retinal oximeter, intraocular pressure monitor); image processing; numerical analysis; and computational statistics.

Our laboratory is equipped to conduct basic, experimental and clinical glaucoma studies; equipped for modeling biosolid, biofluid and their interactions in the eye; and equipped for conducting functional electrophysiological ex vivo studies of the eye.  We also have necessary engineering and computing resources to develop technology necessary for our research studies.  Our research projects are currently supported by research funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The computational ocularscience laboratory was founded and directed by Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian, Ph.D.  Dr. Balasubramanian has strong multidisciplinary interests, training and experience to study ocular structure and function integrated within the framework of computational science and engineering.  He is a recipient of the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the National Eye Institute / National Institutes of Health in 2011; recipient of the Imaging and Perimetry Society-Heidelberg Engineering Young Researcher award on "Relationship of Morphology and Function" in 2010; and the 1998 PSG College of Technology Alumni Award for the best Bachelor of Engineering project in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.