Alessandro Bellofiore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
San Jose State University
Phone 408-924-4096
Fax 408-924-4057

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BIO:

Alessandro Bellofiore is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at San Jose State University. Before joining San Jose State University, he was a Research Associate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-2014) and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway (2008-2011).

He has published over hundreds (180) publications in IEEE/ACM journals, magazines,International conferences and workshops. He has co-authored three published technical books and edited numerous books in software engineering, software testing, and mobile computing. His current research areas include cloud engineering, big data computing service, software engineering, test automation, mobile computing and cloud services, mobile TaaS. In addition, he has published numerous book chapters, edited many international conference proceedings, and numerous special issues for archived journals.

Alessandro Bellofiore received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy, in 2006. Since then he has conducted research in experimental fluid mechanics, flow imaging, biomedical devices and cardiovascular mechanics. A primary interest in his research is developing data analysis tools to obtain physio-markers of cardiovascular disease from combined clinical data. The research he envisions will enable him to translate advanced engineering tools to clinical methods for measuring hemodynamics, which may improve clinical monitoring and management of cardiovascular diseases.

During his previous appointment at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, he worked on a NIH-funded project aiming at investigating cardiovascular disease using magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography, computed tomography angiography and right heart catheterization. He has recognized expertise in methods and measures of cardiac function, having published a comprehensive review in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. He has significant experience in analyzing data from invasive hemodynamic measurements and magnetic resonance imaging using commercial software or custom routines.

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

1. Bellofiore, A., Dinges E., et al. (2015) "A Novel Approach to the Single-Beat Method to Assess Right Ventricular Contractility", in Proceedings of the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C), June 17-20, 2015, Snowbird Resort, Utah, USA.

2. Bellofiore, A., Henningsen J., Lepak C.G, Tian L. et al.(2015) "A Novel In Vivo Approach to Assess Radial and Axial Distensibility of Large and Intermediate Pulmonary Artery Branches". J Biomech Eng, 137(4). doi: 10.1115/1.4029578.

3. Bellofiore A., Wang Z., Chesler N.C. (2015) "What does the RC time constant tell us about the progression of right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary arterial hypertension?", Pulm Circ, accepted.

4. Soydan L.C., Kellihan H.B., Bates M.L., Stepien R.L., Consigny D.W., Bellofiore A., et al. (2014) "Accuracy of Doppler echocardiographic estimates of pulmonary artery pressures in a canine model of pulmonary hypertension", J Vet Cardiol, doi:10.1016/j.jvc.2014.10.004.

5. Tian L., Kellihan H.B., Henningsen J., Bellofiore A., et al.(2014) "Pulmonary artery relative area change is inversely related to ex vivo measured arterial elastic modulus in the canine model of acute pulmonary embolization", J Biomech, 47(12), pp. 2904-10.

6. Bellofiore A., Chesler N.C. (2013) "Methods for measuring right ventricular function and hemodynamic coupling with the pulmonary vasculature", Ann Biomed Eng, 41(7), pp. 1384-98.

7. Bellofiore A., et al. (2013) "Impact of Acute Pulmonary Embolization on Arterial Stiffening and Right Ventricular Function in Dogs", Ann Biomed Eng, 41(1), pp. 195-204.