Roarke W. Horstmeyer
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Roarke Horstmeyer is an assistant professor within Duke's Biomedical Engineering Department. He develops microscopes, cameras and computer algorithms for a wide range of applications, from forming 3D reconstructions of organisms to detecting neural activity deep within tissue. His areas of interest include optics, signal processing, optimization and neuroscience. Most recently, Dr. Horstmeyer was a guest professor at the University of Erlangen in Germany and an Einstein postdoctoral fellow at Charitè Medical School in Berlin. Prior to his time in Germany, Dr. Horstmeyer earned a PhD from Caltech’s electrical engineering department in 2016, a master of science degree from the MIT Media Lab in 2011, and a bachelors degree in physics and Japanese from Duke University in 2006.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Assistant Professor of Physics
- Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
- Office Location: Fitzpatrick Center (Ciemas) Room 2569, 101 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27701
- Office Phone: (650) 686-1368
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Computational optics, machine learning, and designing new algorithms for image processing. A main focus is to improve how we capture and use images of microscopic phenomena within a range of biomedical contexts. In general, I like to create new optical devices that can improve the utility of the information that we can gather about the world around us.
- BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 493-1: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- BME 548L: Machine Learning and Imaging (GE, IM)
- BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
- BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
- BME 792: Continuation of Graduate Independent Study
- ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
- EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
In the News
- A Microscope That Teaches Itself to Know the Best Settings for Diagnostic Images for Malaria (Nov 20, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Zhou, KC; Horstmeyer, R, Diffraction tomography with a deep image prior., Optics Express, vol 28 no. 9 (2020), pp. 12872-12896 [10.1364/oe.379200] [abs].
- Konda, PC; Loetgering, L; Zhou, KC; Xu, S; Harvey, AR; Horstmeyer, R, Fourier ptychography: current applications and future promises., Optics Express, vol 28 no. 7 (2020), pp. 9603-9630 [10.1364/oe.386168] [abs].
- Del Hougne, P; Imani, MF; Diebold, AV; Horstmeyer, R; Smith, DR, Learned Integrated Sensing Pipeline: Reconfigurable Metasurface Transceivers as Trainable Physical Layer in an Artificial Neural Network., Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany), vol 7 no. 3 (2020) [10.1002/advs.201901913] [abs].
- Muthumbi, A; Chaware, A; Kim, K; Zhou, KC; Konda, PC; Chen, R; Judkewitz, B; Erdmann, A; Kappes, B; Horstmeyer, R, Learned sensing: jointly optimized microscope hardware for accurate image classification., Biomedical Optics Express, vol 10 no. 12 (2019), pp. 6351-6369 [10.1364/BOE.10.006351] [abs].
- Harfouche, M; Dunn, TW; Naumann, EA; Horstmeyer, R, Imaging the behavior and neural activity of freely moving organisms with a gigapixel microscope, Optics and the Brain Proceedings Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences Congress 2019 (Boda, Brain, Ntm, Oma, Omp) (2019) [10.1364/BRAIN.2019.BT3A.3] [abs].