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Elise Fear


Elise Fear is a professor in electrical and computer engineering at UCalgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. Her research interests are in creating flexible sensing and imaging systems that integrate multiple, low-cost sensing technologies to provide sensitive and specific detection of targets. Her team has developed significant expertise in medical microwave imaging, specifically with the Tissue Sensing Adaptive Radar (TSAR) system for breast imaging.

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  • Bourqui, J. and Fear, E. (2016) "System for Bulk Dielectric Permittivity Estimation of Breast Tissues at Microwave Frequencies," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 90, July, pp. 1-9
  • Fear, E., Bourqui, J., Curtis, C., Mew, D., Docktor, B., and Romano, C. (2013), “Microwave breast imaging with a monostatic radar-based system:  a study of application to patients,”  IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, volume 61, May, no. 5, pp. 2119-2128.
  • Seguin, M., Bourqui, J., Fear, E., and Okoniewski, M. (2016), “Monitoring the heart with ultra-wideband microwave signals: Evaluation with a semi-dynamic heart model," Biomedical Physics & Engineering, vol. 2, May, no. 3, pp. 1-10.
  • Kurrant, D., Bourqui, J., Curtis, C., Fear, E. (2015), "Evaluation of 3-D Acquisition Surfaces for Radar-Based Microwave Breast Imaging," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, Nov., pp. 4910-4920.
  • Bourqui, J., Sill, J.M. and Fear, E.C. (2012), “A prototype system for measuring microwave frequency reflections from the breast," International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2012, Article ID 851234, 12 pages, 2012.
  • Kuhlmann, M., Fear, E.C., Ramirez-Serrano, A., and Federico, S. (2012), “Mechanical Model of the Breast for the Prediction of Deformation during Imaging,” Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol. 35, issue 4, pp. 470-478, April 2013.


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