Using computer science to advance medical research
Professor Emeritus Stella Atkins was one of four SFU professors to win a 2011 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Dr. Atkins has supervised students for 24 years and she is well known for her ability to provide strong mentorship, inspiration, astute technical guidance, as well as a rich social atmosphere to her teams.
Dr. Atkins runs the Medical Computing Lab. Using computer software, her research team refines medical images to conduct research on human health. Together with collaborators such as the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, industry partners and others, Dr. Atkins' team is advancing research into MRI, radiology, skin melanomas and brain behaviours.