Ruth Nicholson Klepfer
Emphasis on computer modeling and analysis of physiological systems.
I am a PhD student in Bioengineering. My degree will be from
Utah, but I am working on my degree from Minneapolis, MN which is where my
home and my husband are. I'm working with Dr. Chris Johnson
Computing and Imaging (SCI) group. My research involves trying to
quantify different sources of variation when modeling forward ECG problems
using finite element analysis. I am looking at three different sources of
variation in the modeling problem. The first is the effect of including or
excluding inhomogeneities and anisotropies, i.e. including or excluding the
tissue properties of different organs and anatomical structures in the
model. The second source of variation I consider is how the skeletal muscle
anisotropy is implemented in the model. Finally, I will apply adaptive
p-refinement to the problem to see how it effects the numerical error.
More Research Info...(papers, images, etc.)
Quantifying the Effects of Inhomogeneities and
Anisotropies UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Skeletal Muscle Anisotropy:
Implementation Approaches UNDER CONSTRUCTION
in postscript format...
Last modified on June, 17 1996