Prof. Irving J. Bigio
Professor, Biomedical Engineering at Boston Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Biomedical Optics | Author | Visiting Lecturer
Area of Expertise:
Biomedical optics , optical scattering , diagnostic optical spectroscopy
Profile Summary

Irving J. Bigio received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1974. From then until 2000, he was a member of the scientific staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico), including service as Leader of the Laser Science and Applications Program (1988-1994). During leaves of absence, he has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, a Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Guest Fellow of Pembroke College at the University of Oxford. Since 2001 he has been Professor at Boston University, with appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics, and School of Medicine. Dr. Bigio has published extensively in laser physics, nonlinear optics and biomedical optics, including a new textbook by Cambridge University Press (with co-author Sergio Fantini): Quantitative Biomedical Optics. Dr. Bigio is currently focusing on the development of diagnostic optical spectroscopy for clinical applications, on optical monitoring of drug delivery and response to treatment, and on the imaging/sensing of basic cellular dynamics and neuronal activity. His strong interest in the translation of optical technologies has led to large-scale clinical studies with clinical research collaborators in several medical centers. Dr. Bigio is a Fellow of the OSA, the SPIE, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Publications (62)

SPIE Journal Paper | 21 August 2018
JBO Vol. 23 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Image classification, Lymphatic system, Breast cancer, Data modeling, Scattering, Cancer, Spectroscopy, Diagnostics, Imaging spectroscopy, Tissues

SPIE Journal Paper | 30 November 2016
JBO Vol. 21 Issue 11
KEYWORDS: Optical properties, Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Spatial frequencies, Absorption, Scattering, Monte Carlo methods, Tissue optics, Ultrafast phenomena, Tissues, Error analysis

Proceedings Article | 26 April 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9703, Optical Biopsy XIV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
KEYWORDS: Optical imaging, Optical properties, Scattering, Imaging technologies, Imaging spectroscopy, Biopsy, Inverse problems, Tissue optics, Inverse optics, Absorption

SPIE Journal Paper | 14 November 2014
JBO Vol. 19 Issue 11
KEYWORDS: Luminescence, Mirrors, Photons, Collimation, Tissues, Point spread functions, Cameras, Relays, CCD cameras, Real time imaging

SPIE Journal Paper | 8 September 2014
JBO Vol. 19 Issue 09
KEYWORDS: Tissues, Absorption, Brain, Tissue optics, Brain mapping, Tumors, Data modeling, Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Scattering, Chromophores

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Proceedings Volume Editor (4)

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 November 2000

SPIE Conference Volume | 19 January 1999

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 December 1997

SPIE Conference Volume | 6 December 1996

Conference Committee Involvement (30)
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering XI
23 January 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
Clinical Biophotonics
6 April 2020 | Online Only, France
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering X
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Optical Biopsy XV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
31 January 2017 | San Francisco, California, United States
Optical Biopsy XIV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
15 February 2016 | San Francisco, California, United States
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