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Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) is dedicated to revolutionizing the detection of biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded within cells or inside the human body.

Gordon-CenSSIS was funded by the National Science Foundation.

Gordon-CenSSIS is a multi-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) including Northeastern University (lead), Boston University, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Puerto-Rico at Mayaguez. For the full list of partners, visit the Gordon-CenSSIS website.

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) is a multi-university NSF ERC founded in 2000. Its mission is to revolutionize the existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical, environmental, or geophysical objects or conditions that lie underground or underwater, or are embedded in the human body. The Center's unified, multidisciplinary approach combines expertise in wave physics (photonics, ultrasonic, electromagnetic,...), sensor engineering, image processing, and inverse scattering to create new sensing modalities and prototypes that may be transitioned to industry partners for further development. A key element of the CenSSIS education mission is to immerse students in efforts to solve important real-world problems such as noninvasive breast cancer detection or underground pollution assessment.

The Center is directed by Michael Silevitch (NU), and David Castanon (BU) is the Deputy Director. There are over 40 faculty members and 200 students affiliated with CenSSIS.

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