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Muyinatu Bell

Muyinatu Bell is the John C. Malone Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, where she founded and directs the PULSE Lab ( Dr. Bell earned a SB degree in mechanical engineering (biomedical engineering minor) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006), received a PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University (2012), conducted research as a Whitaker International Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom (2009-2010), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at Johns Hopkins University (2016). She is Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (T-UFFC), Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and a member of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Program Scientific Advisory Board, with patents issued and/or pending for short-lag spatial coherence beamforming, photoacoustic-guided surgery, and deep learning for beamforming. Dr. Bell is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including MIT Technology Review’s Innovator Under 35 Award (2016), the NSF CAREER Award (2018), the NIH Trailblazer Award (2018), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2019), the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award (2019), Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2019), the inaugural IEEE UFFC Star Ambassador Lectureship Award (2020), and the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award (2021). Dr. Bell additional served as the Lead Organizer of the 2020 Challenge on Ultrasound Beamforming with Deep Learning (



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