Mark Van Horn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Mark Van Horn, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering with a focus on communications and signal processing from Tri-State University (now Trine University), Angola, IN in 1986. He then earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC in 1988 and 1996, respectively. His studies there were concentrated in the areas of machine vision and image processing.
Prior to joining MUSC, Dr. Van Horn was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the technical director of the Computer-Assisted Surgery and Imaging Laboratory (CASILab). In addition to mentoring interns and graduate students in the CASILab, his work included the development of systems and software for image-guided surgery, surgical planning, and both perfusion and permeability measurement. His previous experience also includes work at two start-up companies and nine years at IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC. He holds five patents, two of which are in the area of computer graphics, and three related to an experimental medical device.
Dr. Van Horn's experience and interests are primarily in the imaging field, specifically machine vision, image processing, and image display. His interests also include numerical methods and high-performance software development.
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