Ruth Nicholson Klepfer

Academic Information

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, cum laude, 1989

Emphasis on computer modeling and analysis of physiological systems.

Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering, University of Utah, 1992 - present

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 in the Scientific 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.)

o Quantifying the Effects of Inhomogeneities and Anisotropies UNDER CONSTRUCTION
o Skeletal Muscle Anisotropy: Implementation Approaches UNDER CONSTRUCTION


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