The Center for Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modeling (CBIM) was founded by Professor Dimitris Metaxas in 2001 to serve as an environment for conducting novel research in the areas of Computational Biomedicine, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Scientific Computations, Learning and Robotics. CBIM has 10 faculty members and around 30 graduate students. It is located in a space comprising of almost 11,000 square feet which includes a separate space for human motion capture experiments. Funding for CBIM is provided by all major Government agencies such as NIH, NASA, NSF, ARO, ONR and AFOSR. CBIM has several collaborative projects with research and faculty from other major Universities and research labs such as Boston Univ. UPENN, Columbia, NYU Medical School, MIT, Stanford, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Siemens Healthcare and Adobe Systems.
CBIM equipment include 30 PC workstations, 5 Silicon Graphics workstations, and 200TB database clusters. Peripheral devices include color and grayscale printers, projectors (two multi-purpose rooms), two force feedback devices (PHANTOM), video cameras for face tracking and expression recognition, and an array of 18 color digital cameras for real time and offline human motion capture (indoor and outdoor). In addition, software for computer animation and rendering is also available at the center.