Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (1990)-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (1987)-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (1985)-University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Image-guided surgery, 3-D cardiac imaging. Arrays and beamforming, motion tracking in speckle imaging.
My research covers various aspects of imaging and therapy with ultrasound phased-array systems. The overall goal of my work is to develop an image-guided ultrasound phased-array system for noninvasive surgery. Under this umbrella, my students and I have worked on a number of novel approaches involving realtime 3-D imaging, noninvasive temperature imaging, and self-focusing array systems in the presence of strongly scattering objects.
2011 IEEE Fellow for contributions to ultrasound temperature imaging and dual-mode ultrasound
E. S. Ebbini. “Two-dimensional Speckle Tracking Algorithm”. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 53.5 (May 2006): 972-990.
P. Phukpattaranont and E. S. Ebbini. “Post-beamforming second-order Volterra filter for pulse-echo ultrasonic imaging”. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 52.8 (2003): 987-1001.
E. S. Ebbini, H. Yao, and A. Shrestha. “Dual-Mode Ultrasound Phased Arrays for Image-guided Surgery”. Ultrasonic Imaging, 28.1 (April 2006): 65-82.
J. Du, D. Liu and E. S. Ebbini, “Nonlinear Imaging of Microbubble Contrast Agent Using the Volterra Filter: In Vivo Results,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 2069-2081, Dec. 2016.
Gopinath, Anand, Emad S. Ebbini, John Thomas Vaughan, and Lance DelaBarre. “System and method for parallel magnetic resonance image reconstruction using digital beamforming.” U.S. Patent 9,360,543, issued June 7, 2016.
A. Haritonova, D. Liu and E. S. Ebbini, “In Vivo application and localization of transcranial focused ultrasound using dual-mode ultrasound arrays,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 2031-2042, December 2015.
M. Bayat, J. R. Ballard and E. S. Ebbini, “In Vivo Ultrasound Thermography in Presence of Temperature Heterogeneity and Natural Motions,” in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 450-457, Feb. 2015.
Casper, Andrew J., Dalong Liu, John R. Ballard, and Emad S. Ebbini. “Real-time implementation of a dual-mode ultrasound array system: In vivo results.” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 60, no. 10 (2013): 2751-2759.