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Madhurima Vardhan
Biography
Madhurima Vardhan is a computational biomedical scientist who specializes in massively parallel blood flow simulations. Vardhan studies cardiovascular diseases by simulating underlying arterial physiology with 3D patient-specific simulations at unprecedented detail on leadership-scale supercomputers. Through this line of research, Vardhan derives clinical diagnostic variables and promising novel biomarkers that can prospectively predict adverse cardiac events. Collaborating closely with physicians, she has validated the computational framework advancing the application of such models to industrial and medical applications. She won the Student Design and Research award at Annual Biomedical-Engineering Society Meeting in 2018 for her project “Deriving FFR From Routine Angiogram-based Fluid Simulations”. Vardhan was awarded the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship in 2019 for her work “Novel anatomy-physiology guided diagnostic metric for complex coronary lesions”. Recently, she also won the ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship in 2020 for her project “Establishing a massively parallel, patient-specific model of cardiovascular diseases”.
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