Michelle  Chen

Michelle Chen

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - Foxconn Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Application Development for Medical Imaging on Portable Devices




Anantha P. Chandrakasan


Dermatologists currently have difficulty determining the border of varying skin lesions and features associated with those. The purpose of the project to investigate how to use a non-invasive imaging technique to help dermatologists better diagnose and monitor the progression of various skin conditions. My project will focus on understanding existing medical imaging techniques, developing an imaging module and implementing a software application for smartphones that will allow users to be able to easily monitor their progression. The focus on my portion will be on the user interface portion by working on the smartphone application. I will be making the application accessible to the patients so that they can easily take pictures in various lighting conditions.


In the past, I have worked on stereographs and varied RGB channels to create 3-D anaglyphs while wearing red-cyan glasses. I have also worked on a UROP at CSAIL in the Computational Visual Cognition Lab to explore how people view 3-D images by using 3-D photos and following eye movements. During the past two summers, I have worked at Google learning about front end development for Google+ Hangouts as well as development for the Google Search App on iOS devices.

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