James Hahn

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SEH 5830 | Office Hours: R: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
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Professor James Hahn's Laboratory for Advanced Computer Applications in Medicine is engaged in research primarily on the use of simulation, reconstruction, and visualization for surgical training, planning, and computer guidance. Technology from computer graphics and visions are used to generate 3D representations of anatomies, registered, and visualized. Current projects include a simulation, analysis, and training system for neonatal endotracheal intubation procedures, a visualization system that takes into consideration the different needs of the different medical specialties, and non-rigid registration for surface reconstruction.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
  • M.S., The Ohio State University, 1983
  • M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 1979
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 1979
  • Bioinformatics and biomedical computing
  • Computer science
  • Digital media

Selected Publications

  • Active illumination based 3D surface reconstruction and registration for image guided medialization laryngoplasty , SPIE Medical Imaging 2007. San Diego, CA, Feb. 18-22..
  • 3D Surface Reconstruction and Registration for Image Guided Medialization Laryngoplasty , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Volume 4291/2006, pp 761-770, 2006.
  • Hardware-Assisted Rendering of Cylindrical Panaroma , ACM Journal of Graphics Tools Special Issue on "Hardware-Accelerated Rendering Techniques", Vol. 7, No. 4, 33-42, 2003.
  • Cryotherapy Simulator for Localized Prostate Cancer , Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR '02), January 23-26, 2002, Newport Beach, California.
  • INSPECT: A Dynamic Visual Query System for Geospatial Information Exploration , Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis, SPIE '02, January 20-24, 2003, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Projective Texture Mapping with Full Panorama , Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 21, Number 3, pp 421-430, September 2002.
  • Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation for Lower Urinary Tract Endoscopy and Procedures , J Endourology, 16:185-190, 2002.
  • Sound Rendering , Computer Graphics, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM SIGGRAPH), Vol. 26, No. 2, pp 211-220, July 1992.
  • Realistic Animation of Rigid Bodies , Computer Graphics, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM SIGGRAPH), Vol. 22, No. 4, pp 299-308, August 1988.