• Position: Assistant Professor with time contract (RTD/a)
  • Email: kristen.meiburger@polito.it
  • Phone number: 011-090-4207
  • ORCID Identifier: 0000-0002-7302-6135
  • Publications: Publication list at IRIS@POLITO

  • Biography:

    Kristen M. Meiburger received her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2010. She worked as a Researcher under grant from February 2011 to December 2011 at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy. In 2012 she began her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino and obtained her Ph.D. degree in March 2015. In 2013/2014 she was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. In 2015 she was a visiting research scholar at the Biomedical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. She is mainly active in the field of biomedical image processing, with a main focus on vascular network analysis using biomedical optical imaging methods (i.e., optical coherence tomography angiography, photoacoustics) and radiomics and deep learning applications. She is also active in the field of biomedical signal processing and, particularly, in ultrasound image beamforming methods.


    Research areas:
  • Innovative techniques for ultrasound beamforming
  • The impact of ultrasound beamforming techniques on image processing algorithms
  • Non-invasive vascular quantification using ultrasound imaging and biomedical optical imaging
  • Non-invasive analysis of actinic keratosis using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Ultrasound B-mode image segmentation and radiomics
  • Synthetic image generation using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)
  • Dermatological image analysis


  • Ongoing funded projects:
  • REAP - Revealing drug tolerant persister cells in cancer using contrast enhanced optical coherence and photoacoustic tomography


  • Teaching activities:
    Teachings list at DET@POLITO