Ashikaga Lab

  • We specialize in unconventional, multi-disciplinary approaches to studying the heart at the intersection of applied mathematics, physics and computer science. We focus on theory development that leads to new technology and value delivery to the society. Currently we have three research programs: 1. Precision Medicine To develop a quantitative approach to personalized risk assessment for stroke and dementia based on patent-specific heart anatomy, function and blood flow. Disciplines: Cardiac Hemodynamics; Medical Imaging Physics; Continuum Mechanics; Computational Fluid Dynamics 2. Information Theory To quantify and perturb cardiac fibrillation that emerges as a macro-scale behavior of the heart from micro-scale behaviors of inter-dependent components. Disciplines: Cardiac Electrophysiology; Spiral Wave; Information Theory; Complex Networks 3. Artificial Intelligence To develop artificial intelligence algorithms to predict the future risk of heart attack, stroke and sudden death, and to assist surgical interventions to prevent these outcomes. Disciplines: Medical Imaging Physics; Artificial Intelligence; Robotically Assisted Interventions

    Research Areas: complex systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics, spiral wave, artificial intelligence, informational theory