Wooram Park

Clinical Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Tags: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Preparation

PhD - Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University - 2008
MS - Mechanical Engineering
Seoul National University - 2003
BS - Mechanical Engineering
Seoul National University - 1999

Research Areas

Research Interests

Robotics, biomedical robots, computational structural biology, image processing

Publications

N. J. Cowan, K. Goldberg, G. S. Chirikjian, G. Fichtinger, R. Alterovitz, K. B. Reed, V. Kallem, W. Park, S. Misra, and A. M. Okamura. Robotic Needle Steering: Design, Modeling, Planning, and Image Guidance. In J. Rosen, B. Hannaford, and R. Satava, Eds., Surgical Robotics - Systems, Applications, and Visions, pp. 557-582. Springer, 2011. 2011 - Publication
W. Park and G. S. Chirikjian, "A modified cross correlation method for reference-free image alignment in single-particle electron microscopy," 55th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011 2011 - Publication
W. Park, C. Midgett, D. R. Madden and G. S. Chirikjian, "A stochastic kinematic model of class averaging in single-particle electron microscopy ,"International Journal of Robotics Research, 30(6), 730-754, 2011. 2011 - Publication
W. Park, K. B. Reed, A. M. Okamura and G. S. Chirikjian, "Estimation of model parameters for steerable needles," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010. 2010 - Publication
W. Park, D. R. Madden, D. N. Rockmore, G. S. Chirikjian, "Statistical analysis and deblurring of class averages in single-particle electron microscopy, 54th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2010 2010 - Publication
W. Park, D. R. Madden and D. N. Rockmore and G. S. Chirikjian, "Deblurring of class-averaged images in single-particle electron microscopy," Inverse Problems, 26, 2010. 2010 - Publication
A. Skliros, W. Park, G. S. Chirikjian, "Position and orientation distributions for non-reversal random walks using space-group Fourier transforms," Journal of Algebraic Statistics, 1(1): 27-46, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Wooram Park and Gregory S. Chirikjian, "Re-alignment of Class Images in Single-particle Electron Microscopy," BIOCOMP: 394-397, 2010 2010 - Publication
W. Park, Y. Wang and G. S. Chirikjian, "The path-of-probability algorithm for steering and feedback control of flexible needles," International Journal of Robotics Research, 29(7):813-830, 2010. 2010 - Publication
W. Park, G. Leibon, D. N. Rockmore and G. S. Chirikjian, "Accurate Image Rotation Using Hermite Expansions," IEEE, Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 18, No. 9, pp. 1988-2003, 2009. 2009 - Publication

Appointments

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Postdoctoral fellow
Johns Hopkins University [2008–2010]

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • Creel Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2007
  • ArtBot Robot Design Competition, Critics’ Choice Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
  • BK21 Graduate Research Fellowship, Seoul National University, 2001-2002
  • Department Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1995-1998

News Articles

Mechanical Engineering Department Expands Robotics Expertise
Robotics research and education at UT Dallas has gotten another boost with the addition of Dr. Wooram Park as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

“My research focuses on mathematical modeling, simulation and computation in the context of several different application areas that have similar mathematical descriptions: biomedical robotics, computational structural biology, medical imaging and biomechanics,” Park said. “My specific interests are modeling and path planning of flexible medical needles, developing computational algorithms for single-particle electron microscopy and analyzing human motions based on the musculoskeletal model for human body.”
Mechanical Engineering Department Expands Robotics Expertise
Robotics research and education at UT Dallas has gotten another boost with the addition of Dr. Wooram Park as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

“My research focuses on mathematical modeling, simulation and computation in the context of several different application areas that have similar mathematical descriptions: biomedical robotics, computational structural biology, medical imaging and biomechanics,” Park said. “My specific interests are modeling and path planning of flexible medical needles, developing computational algorithms for single-particle electron microscopy and analyzing human motions based on the musculoskeletal model for human body.”