Dr. Behrouz Shabestari is the Director of the National Technology Centers Program and Acting Director of the Division of Health Informatics Technologies at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). He also manages the NIBIB programs in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, Image Processing, Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy, and Computed Tomography (CT). Dr. Shabestari received Ph.D. in engineering/biomedical imaging from the University of Toledo, Ohio.
Dr. Shabestari joined the NIBIB in 2015, after 12 years as a Scientific Review Officer at the NIH Center for Scientific Review’s Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging, and Bioengineering Integrated Review Group. There, he was responsible for the review of grant applications in the development of methods and technologies for a wide variety of medical imaging modalities and bioengineering.
Prior to NIH, he served as the Director of the Advanced Imaging Group for Edison Industrial Systems Center (EISC) in Toledo, Ohio for 11 years. He then established AvantGarde Technology LLC (AGT), a small business engineering and consulting firm in Toledo, Ohio. While at EISC and AGT, Dr. Shabestari managed and completed more than 90 machine vision projects funded by industry directed toward improving quality and reducing costs. His projects included a multi-disciplinary grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, a technology action fund for the Ohio Department of Development, and a technology development grant from American Display Consortium. Dr. Shabestari has also served as a full-time Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Program Director in the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio.