Ye Han, Ph.D.

Senior R&D Engineer

Medical Computing

Kitware North Carolina
Carrboro, NC

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Ye Han

Dr. Ye Han is a senior R&D engineer on Kitware’s Medical Computing Team located in Carrboro, North Carolina. He works on multiple open source platforms/tools that Kitware is actively developing and maintaining, including SlicerSALT, Pulse Physiology Engine, and iMSTK. His recent work has focused on statistical shape analysis and developing the Hierarchical Geodesic Polynomial Model for multilevel regression analysis of longitudinal data in shape space. He worked on several 3D Slicer/SlicerSALT modules to enable shape-based analysis/operation functionalities including AnnularShapeAnalyzer, ShapeVariationAnalyzer, ShapePopulationViewer, Osteotomy Planner, etc. On the modeling and simulation side, Dr. Han is involved in developing the cardiovascular system model in Pulse and automating the high dimensional parameter tuning process. He also worked on iMSTK to add functionalities that allow for fast and accurate object interactions between tools/anatomies in simulated surgical procedures, such as picking and cutting. He has been involved in several NIH-funded projects and is actively pursuing multiple NIH funding opportunities with Kitware’s support.

Dr. Han received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Prior to joining Kitware, Dr. Han was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated in spring 2020 with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was co-advised by Professors Levent Burak Kara and Yoed Rabin. His research focused on combining biomechanical simulations with various advanced optimization techniques to facilitate fiducial-marker-based tracking of soft tissue deformation during clinical procedures.