Johnny Kuo - Curriculum Vitae

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in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, June 2006
Research in Real-Time Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Imaging and Applications
Dissertation: Myocardial Wall Motion Tracking with Three-Dimensional Ultrasound

with honors in Biology, University of Chicago, June 1998
Concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Senior Thesis: Molecular Modeling of the Interaction of Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutricals with the Muscarinic m2 Subtype Receptor


Experience with analysis and processing of 3D medical images.
Familiar with DICOM.

Comfortable with Windows, Linux/Unix, and MacOS environments.

Programming: C/C++, Perl, PHP, WSH, HTML, OpenGL and DirectX graphics, multi-platform application development, LISP/Scheme; Experience with assembly, SSE, 3DNow!, Java, JavaScript, XML/XLST, CSS.

Software Familiarity (sampling): Borland Delphi and C++ Builder, Microsoft Visual C++, Subversion, Matlab, Sigmaplot, LaTeX, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Endnote, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Aptana, Apache, Apache Tomcat, MIRC, Drupal, Wordpress, Illustrator, Inkscape, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, DCMTK, MediaWiki, Wikka Wiki, LibreSource.

Working knowledge of PC hardware and software.

Basic electronic troubleshotting and repair.

Languages spoken: English (fluent), Spanish and Mandarin Chinese (basic)


Software Engineer at Real-Time Tomography LLC

Duties: GPU programming, implementing tomosynthesis image reconstruction and filtering

Research specialist working for Dr. Andrew D.A. Maidment, Medical Physics Section, Dept. of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Duties: Building, customizing, and maintaining and customizing Medical Image Resource Center (MIRC) database for clinical trial and research image data, research support for digital breast tomosynthesis and diagnostic imaging clinical trials, hardware/software support for lab computers, image processing and analysis, programming for eye-tracking experiments, research support for X-ray imaging lab.

Programming consultant for Dr. Michael P. Pignone, Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project: PHP-based web interface development for cardiovascular risk calculator.

Summer 2000
Internship with Dr. Julio Panza, National Institutes of Health
Project: Development of graphical myocardial wall motion tracking software.

Graduate research assistant under Dr. Olaf T. von Ramm, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Projects: 3D ultrasound image visualization and analysis, echocardiographic assessment of ventricular cryogenic injury, control and display software for the Duke University T5 real-time 3D ultrasound scanner, contrast-enhanced pulse inversion ultrasound imaging, motion mapping of left ventricular function, 3D feature tracking.

academic year 1997-1998
Senior thesis research under Dr. O.H. Kapp, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
Project: Molecular modeling research on the muscarinic m2 subtype receptor.

academic year 1996-1997, summers 1997 & 1998
Research assistant for Dr. L. Scott Johnson, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago
Projects: Volume rendering of CT and MRI data, respiratory gating using video for triggering, high precision patient positioning using digital video.

summer 1996
Research assistant under Dr. Shutsung Liao and Dr. Richard Hiipakka, Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, University of Chicago
Project: Isolating 5α-reductase inhibitors.

Affiliations and Awards

Member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2004-2006)

Lord Foundation Grant (2002)

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Education and Research Grant (2002)

Center for Emerging Cardiovascular Technologies Fellowship (1998-2001)


Duke University Taijiquan Club

  • Asst. Instructor, 2000-2004
  • Head Instructor, 2004-2006

Certified I-Liq Chuan Instructor

  • Instructor at YMCA, 2007-2008
  • Instructor at Quest Total Fitness, 2009-present
  • Instructor at Franklin and Marshall College (fitness and rec), 2009-present