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Brett Byram

Hoy Family Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University -2011

B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

Research Interest

Medical ultrasound; signal processing; elasticity imaging; ultrasonic imaging and beamforming


Brett Byram joined Vanderbilt in 2013 as an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering. He has spent time working at the Center for Fast Ultrasound with Jørgen Jensen in Denmark, and the Ultrasound Division of Siemens Healthcare, Mountain View, CA. He currently runs the Biomedical Elasticity and Acoustic Measurement (BEAM) Laboratory, where he and others in the lab pursue solutions to clinical problems using ultrasound. His research interests include beamforming and image formation, motion estimation, blood flow imaging, and other related signal processing and hardware development tasks (with and without deep learning). He is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS). He is the incoming Faculty Director of ACCRE—Vanderbilt’s High Performance Compute Center, and he is the incoming chair for the NIH’s Image Technology Development (ITD) Panel, where is already serving as a standing panel member. He is the Hoy Family Faculty Fellow.


Brett Byram’s Biomedical Elasticity and Acoustic Measurement Laboratory (The BEAM Lab), part of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, was formed in August 2013. The BEAM Lab is part of the Vanderbilt Biomedical Engineering Department, and is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE).

Areas of Research: Imaging