“Remote Laser Cancer Surgery: A Minimally Invasive Alternative to the Standard Treatment”

Dr. David Fuentes
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

Dr. Fuentes received a Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics form The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Fuentes’ research interests include bioheat transfer, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, optimization, image processing, real-time control, parallel computing, error estimation, adaptivity, and uncertainty quantification.

He is currently working with an interdisciplinary group of biomedical engineers, imagine physicists, and computational scientists to develop a dynamic data driven application system for the laser treatment of cancer. The principle effort within this research program has been the development of a new paradigm in computational modeling where the fidelity and predictability of computer models can be greatly enhanced by developing feedback control systems which interface the computational model with real-time field measurements.