Matthew Kupinski, PhD

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging
Professor, Optical Sciences
Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Matthew A. Kupinski is a Professor at The University of Arizona with appointments in the College of Optical Sciences, the Department of Medical Imaging, and is an affiliate member of the Program in Applied Mathematics. He received a BS degree in physics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1995, and received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Chicago. In 2000, he became a post-doctoral researcher under Dr. Harry Barrett at the University of Arizona and became a faculty member in Optical Sciences in 2002. He is the recipient of the 2007 Mark Tetalman Award given out by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the 2012 recipient of the Graduate and Professional Student Council Outstanding Mentor Award. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging, and currently the conference chair for the SPIE Image Perception Conference. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and has edited a book. His current and past research funding spans the NIH, corporate projects on Medical Imaging from Canon and GE, small-company projects on biometrics, and Department of Energy funding through collaborations with Sandia National Labs and Pacific Northwest National Labs. He has worked in diverse areas of imaging including x-ray, gamma-ray, diffuse optical, magnetic resonance, and neutron imaging.

  • PhD: University of Chicago, 2000

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In Press

Stephen, RM., AK. Jha, D. Roe, T. Trouard, and MA. Kupinskil, "Diffusion MRI with Semi-Automated Segmentation Can Serve as a Restricted Predictive Biomarker of the Therapeutic Response of Liver Metastasis", Magnetic Resonance Imaging, In Press.


Jka, AK., HH. Barrett, EC. Frey, L. Caucci, E. Clarkson, and MA. Kupinski, "Singular value decomposition for photon-processing nuclear imaging systems and applications for reconstruction and computing null functions", Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 60, issue 18, 09/2015.
Barrett, HH., KJ. Myers, C. Hoeschen, MA. Kupinski, and MP. Little, "Task-bases measures of image quality and their relation to radiation dose and patient risk", Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 60, issue 2, 01/2015.


Huang, J., Q. Yuan, B. Zhang, K. Xu, P. Tankam, E. Clarkson, MA. Kupinski, HB. Hindman, JV. Aquavella, TJ. Suleski, et al., "Measurement of a multi-layered tear film phantom using optical coherence tomography and statistical decision theory", Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 5, issue 12, 01/2014.
MacGahan, CJ., MA. Kupinskil, NR. Hilton, EM. Brubaker, and WC. Johnson, "Development of an Ideal Observer that Incorporates Nuisance Parameters and Processes List-Mode Data", Journal of Optical Society of America, vol. accepted.