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photograph of Pamela Bhatti
Full name: 
Pamela T Bhatti
Job title: 
Associate Professor; Associate Chair for Innovation
Technical Interest Groups: Bioengineering, Digital Signal Processing
Email address: 
Cent 5247

Dr. Pamela Bhatti is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech. Her research is dedicated to overcoming sensory loss in human hearing through focused neural stimulation, and novel implantable sensors.  Dr. Bhatti also conducts research in cardiac imaging to assess and monitor cardiovascular disease. She received her B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley (1989), her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (1993), and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2006). In 2013, she earned an M.S. in Clinical Research from Emory University, and co-founded a startup company (Camerad Technologies) based on her research in detecting wrong-patient errors in radiology. Dr. Bhatti is the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, Editor-in-Chief; and, in 2017, received the Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award.

Research interests: 
  • Biomedical sensors and subsystems including bioMEMS
  • Neural prostheses: cochlear and vestibular
  • Capturing mechanical heart motion: cardiac gating for improving quality in computed tomography
  • Building training programs to deepen the integration of engineering and medicine
  • Engineering entrepreneurship
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 2019—
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award, 2017
  • Associate Scientific Editor, Science—Translational Medicine, 2016
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research, Emory University, 2013


P. T. Bhatti, M. Connor, J. Yao, D. Staiculescu and R. Poproski, “A Peer Mentoring Experience for Graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Students,” IEEE Potentials Magazine (peer reviewed, to appear Sept./Oct. 2020).

S. Tridandapani, P. Bhatti, E. Krupinski, N. Safdar, and C. Wick, “Initial Experience with Patient Visible Light Images Obtained Simultaneously with Portable Radiographs,” American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 214, no. 1, pp. 68-71, 2020.

S. Tridandapani, P. Bhatti, R.K.J. Brown, E. A. Krupinski, N. Safdar, E. Siegel, C. A. Wick, “Interpretation of Radiographs along with Concurrently Obtained Photographs,” RadioGraphics, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 1356-1357, Sept. 2019.

J. Yao, S. Tridandapani, and P. Bhatti, “A Hardware and Software Solution for Near Real Time Cardiac Gating,” IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, vol. 7, Sept. 2019. doi:10.1109/JTEHM.2019.2923353

S. Tridandapani, P. Bhatti and C. Wick, "Patient Photographs: Privacy Versus Protection," American Journal of Roentgenology/AJRonline.org, vol. 212, no. 2, pp. 320-322, Feb. 2019.

J. Yao, S. Tridandapani, W. F. Auffermann, C. Wick, and P. Bhatti, “An Adaptive Multimodal Framework for Cardiac Gating Based on Artificial Neural Networks,” IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, vol. 6, pp. 1-11, Oct. 2018. doi:10.1109/JTEHM.2018.2869141

D.L. Comeau, J.A. Alvarez, P. Bhatti, D.F. Paulsen, A. Quarshie, C. Escoffery, I. Ofotokun, H. Eisen, T.R. Ziegler, and H.M. Blumberg, “Building Diverse Careers in Clinical and Translational Research: Evaluation of a Certificate Program in Translational Research,” Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 38-47, Feb. 2018.

J. Yao, S. Tridandapani, C. Wick, and P. Bhatti, “Seismocardiography-Based Cardiac Gating Using Patient-Specific Template Identification and Detection,” IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 1-14, Aug. 2017. doi: 10.1109/JTEHM.2017.2708100

S. Mukesh, D. Blake, B. McKinnon and P. Bhatti, “Modeling Intracochlear Magnetic Stimulation: A Finite Element Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1353-62, Aug. 2017. doi:10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2624275

S. Tridandapani, J. Provenzale, S. Ramamurthy, M. Salama, and P. Bhatti, “Systems, Methods, and Computer Readable Storage Media Storing Instructions for Generating an Image Series,” provisional patent application 61/584,403 filed Jan. 2012, patent application 13/736,334 Notice of Allowability issued, May 31, 2016 USPO 9,355,309.

C. Wick, W. Aufferman, A. Shah, O. Inan, P. Bhatti, and S. Tridandapani, “Echocardiography as an Indication of Continuous-Time Coronary Vessel Quiescence,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 61, no. 14, pp. 5297-5310, Jun. 2016.

H. Töreyin and P. T. Bhatti, “A Low-Power Signal Processing ASIC for a Vestibular Prosthesis,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits & Systems, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 768-778, Mar. 2016. doi:10.1109/TBCAS.2015.2495341

Last revised August 28, 2020