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Mr. Arnold Benjamin

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Education/Academic qualification

2012Master of Engineering, National University of Singapore
Real-time monitoring of probe-tissue pressure effects on in vivo skin optical spectroscopy using a pressure sensitive fiber optic probe
2008Bachelor of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
Ultrasound image processing of gallstones to detect obstructive jaundice

Area of Expertise

Research expertisemagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and reconstruction, magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF), Raman spectroscopy, signal processing, bio-imaging and medical imaging.


Arnold Julian Vinoj Benjamin hails from Chennai (Madras), a city in South India. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2012. His great interest in image/signal processing helped him to pursue a Masters Research program in Biomedical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) in Aug 2012. He was part of the Biophotonics and Bioimaging Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NUS.

He started his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in September 2015 and his project is titled, `Novel acceleration techniques for MRI'. His research focuses mostly on the translation and implementation of fast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to hospitals and clinics. The major objective is to accelerate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data acquisition by using a combination of compressed sensing (CS) and parallel imaging (PI) in order to reduce total scan time for patients. Specifically, it looks at implementing a fast scanning scheme that utilizes highly sub-sampled data to reconstruct good quality magnetic resonance (MR) images that are deemed clinically acceptable by radiologists.

He also works on novel MRI techniques like Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) for accelerated quantitative MRI in a cross-sector industrial-academic collaboration between GE Global Research, Munich and University of Edinburgh.

Current Research Interests

compressed sensing, magnetic resonance fingerprinting, MRI image acquisition and reconstruction



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