Biomedical engineering researchers awarded patent on multimodal data fusion

Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, and Satish Viswanath, a research assistant, have been awarded U.S. patent 9,159,128.

Their patent is titled “Enhanced multi-protocol analysis via intelligent supervised embedding (empravise) for multimodal data fusion.”

The invention provides a system and method for analysis of multimodal imaging and non-imaging biomedical data, using a multi-parametric data representation and integration framework. The present invention makes use of dimensionality reduction to account for differing dimensionalities and scale in multimodal biomedical data, and a supervised ensemble of embeddings to accurately capture maximum available class information from the data.