Student working on a research project.

Development Of Intracranial Aneurysm Database (Healthcare Application)

The Hemodynamics Lab associated with UB’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Toshiba (Canon) Stroke and Vascular Research Center is seeking motivated and talented students to help organizing its collection of over 500 anatomical intracranial aneurysm (IA) geometries and their associated flow dynamics data. This will be done by creating an easily searchable database, so that lab members and collaborators can access and search for IA cases, their 3D geometries, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation results and associated tabulated data. The database must be accessible to multiple users, secure, scalable, easy to use, and allow data files to be downloaded.

The project will be led by Dr. Hui Meng, Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering and a team of graduate students at the Toshiba (Canon) Stroke and Vascular Research Center. There is a possibility to obtain undergraduate or graduate credit or be used as the beginning of a Master’s project.

The student should have:
-Experience in designing, planning, and developing database solutions
-Working technical knowledge of database concepts and basic architecture
-Experience designing and developing GUIs
-Knowledge of database programming languages and ability to write queries
-Experience with MATLAB preferred

The student(s) will be responsible for developing a database that:
-Is easy to use and search/query
-Has the ability to download archived files
-Is assessable to multiple users
-Is scalable

Data that has been previously collected and will need to be organized in the database includes:
-3D IA geometries (should be downloadable)
-Tabulated anonymized patient demographic information (age, gender, comorbidities, etc.)
-Previously calculated IA geometric characteristics (shape and size of the IA)
-Previously calculated IA flow characteristics (forces on the IA wall, flow patterns etc.)
-Characteristics of the IA (IA location, multiplicity, rupture status)
-Treatment type and follow-up information (stented, coiled, clipped, etc.)

General: 1-2 senior level undergraduate or master’s student(s) with experience with data structures and the capability of coding in MATLAB, Python, C++. Prior experience with UI is preferred. Interested students can email a resume that highlights relevant projects to Hui Meng (huimeng@buffalo.edu, CC: rjdamian@buffalo.edu, npaliwal@buffalo.edu)

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: -Experience designing, planning, and developing database solutions -Working technical knowledge of database concepts and basic architecture -Experience designing and developing GUIs -Knowledge of database programing languages and ability to write queries
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Limited funding may become available for highly qualified studen
Available: Spring, Summer
Website: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/Research/Hemo/

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Hui Meng
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Toshiba (Canon) Stroke And Vascular Research Center
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Email: huimeng@buffalo.edu