Biomedical Image Computing, MS

for the degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing


department head: Mark Anastasio

director of graduate studies: Gregory Underhill


overview of admissions & requirements: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/admissions/graduate/

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/

program website: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/academics/graduate/ms/

department faculty: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/directory/


college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/


contact: Liezl Bowman

address: 1240 Everitt Laboratory, 1406 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 300-8066

email: bioe-gradprograms@illinois.edu


The M.S. in Biomedical Image Computing blends together the fields of biomedical imaging science and machine learning. Students will receive a rigorous training in imaging systems and analysis, computational imaging, and machine learning, in preparation for an industry career.


Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or other quantitative discipline from an accredited college or university. Students should have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.00) or equivalent for the last two years of undergraduate study and show evidence of strong quantitative skills and of serious interest in imaging and machine learning through their personal statement. Students in the program do not have automatic admission to the Ph.D. program in any engineering department.

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 102 (iBT), 257 (CBT), or 613 (PBT); or minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic exam scores of 7.0 overall and 6.0 in all subsections. Applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL if certain criteria are met. Applicants with lesser scores may still apply. Limited status is granted for lesser scores and requires enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses based on an ESL Placement Test (EPT) taken upon arrival to campus.

Financial Aid

The tuition and fees for the M.S. in Biomedical Image Computing are the standard Graduate and Professional Programs rates for the College of Engineering. Students in the M.S. in Biomedical Image Computing program are not eligible for tuition-waiver generating assistantships.

Department Research

Bioengineering faculty perform research in the areas of Bio-Imaging at Multi-Scale, Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology, Computational and Systems Bioengineering, and Synthetic Bioengineering. In addition to Bioengineering faculty, the Department of Bioengineering has more than 50 affiliate faculty.


Other Graduate Programs in the Department of Bioengineering

degrees:

Bioengineering, MEng

optional concentrations:

Bioinstrumentation|Computational Genomics|General Bioengineering

Biomedical Image Computing, MS

Bioengineering, PhD

optional concentrations:

Biomechanics|Cancer Nanotechnology|Computational Science and Engineering


concentrations:

Biomechanics

available for:

Bioinformatics: Bioengineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD|Materials Engineering, MEng|Materials Science & Engineering, MS|Materials Science & Engineering, PhD|Mechanical Engineering, MS|Mechanical Engineering, MEng|Mechanical Engineering, PhD|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, MS|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, PhD

Cancer Nanotechnology

available for:

Bioinformatics: Bioengineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD|Materials Engineering, MEng|Materials Science & Engineering, MS|Materials Science & Engineering, PhD|Mechanical Engineering, MS|Mechanical Engineering, MEng|Mechanical Engineering, PhD|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, MS|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, PhD


The Department of Bioengineering offers studies leading to the Master of Engineering in Bioengineering (MEng), the Master of Science in Bioengineering (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioengineering. The Bioengineering Graduate Program provides students with educational and research experiences that integrate the sciences of biology and medicine with the practices and principles of engineering. For the MS and PhD programs, areas of focus include Bio-Imaging at Multi-Scale, Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology, Computational and Systems Bioengineering, and Synthetic Bioengineering.


for the degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Image Computing


Core Coursework
BIOE 483Biomedical Computed Imaging Systems4
BIOE 484Statistical Analysis of Biomedical Images4
BIOE 485Computational Mathematics for Machine Learning and Imaging4
BIOE 486Applied Deep Learning for Biomedical Imaging4
BIOE 488Applied High-Performance Computing for Imaging Science3
BIOE 489Regulations, Ethics and Logistics in Biomedical Applications of Machine Learning4
BIOE 580Foundations of Imaging Science4
BIOE 588Biomedical Image Computing Capstone Project Literature Review1
BIOE 589Biomedical Image Computing Capstone Project4
Choose one of the following:4
Deep Generative Models in Bioimaging
OR
Approved Elective Course (see below)
Approved Elective Courses:
Computational Bioengineering
Advanced Bioinstrumentation
Individual Study
Computer Vision
Deep Learning
Random Processes
Statistical Learning Theory
Topics in Signal Processing
Topics in Image Processing
Computer Vision
Digital Imaging
Statistical Inference for Engineers and Data Scientists
Modern Light Microscopy
Inverse Problems in Optics
Optimiz by Vector Space Methds
Total Hours36

Other Requirements

Minimum 500-level hours required overall:12
Minimum GPA:3.0
Minimum credit hours taken from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus:12
Maximum number of previous University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate-level coursework not applied to any other degree that may be transferred and applied to the major pending department and Graduate College approval.12