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Delia Cabrera Fernandez
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Ph.D. Graduate, Elec. Engr. & Comp. Sci.

office : 2477 Randall Lab.
address : Department of Physics - Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1120
email : fcabrera@umich.edu
phone : (734)763-8038
fax : (734) 764-2193

Research Group : Medical Group

Publications : Reference List (2 listed)

Her research experience has two components based mainly on the time she was studying and working in Cuba, and the present time at the University of Michigan. Her M.S ‘s dissertation work at the University of Havana, involved the study of the free convection analysis in liquids by mean holographic interferometry in real time. Later on, she joined the Cuban Neuroscience Center as an associate researcher. She was researching at this institute in topics related to the solution of the electroencephalographic direct/inverse problems.

The second component is associated to her graduate studies at the University of Michigan. Currently, she do research on computational methods for biomechanics, with a particular interest in the human eye, including constitutive modeling of the cornea and computational simulation of novel surgical procedures.


General

PUBLICATIONS

 Journal Articles.

 • Further  development in an in vivo model of  femtosecond laser intrastomal refractive surgery.
   (accepted in J. Ophthalmic Lasers and Surgery, 2000)
   Meunier, M-H., Spooner, G., Sayegh, S.I., Sletten, K.,  Cabrera   
   Fernández, D., Loesel, F., Eckhoff C., Juhasz, T, Kurtz, M

  Some limitations of spatio-temporal source models.
   (Brain Topography, Vol.7, No.3, Spring 1995)
   Cabrera Fernández, D., Grave de Peralta Menéndez,R., González    
   Andino, S. L
 

• Capabilities and limitations of the brain mapping.
   (Boletin SENC, vol.4, No.4, Julio/Agosto 1995)
   Cabrera Fernández, D.
 

Conference Proceedings/Book Articles

• Ophthalmic Applications of Femtosecond Lasers.
   (SPIE Proceedings, 1999, p. 3610)
   Kurtz, M., Spooner, G., Sletten, K., Yen, K., Sayegh, S.I., Loesel, F.,  
   Horvath, C., Liu, H., Elner, V., Cabrera Fernández, D., Meunier, M-H., 
   Sacks, Z., Juhasz, T.
 

  Femtosecond Laser Corneal Refractive Surgery.
   (SPIE Proceedings, 1999: 3591, January 1999)
   Kurtz, M., Spooner, G., Sletten, K., Yen, K., Sayegh, S.I., Loesel, F.,
   Horvath, C., Liu, H., Elner, V., Cabrera Fernández, D., Meunier, M-H.,
   Sacks, Z., Juhasz, T.
 

  Comparison of Different Source Localization Methods.
   (Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Computer Graphics,  
   Image Processing and Vision (SIBGRAPI'98), published by the IEEE  
   Computer Society Press).
   Cabrera Fernández, D., Grave de Peralta Menéndez,R., González 
   Andino, S. L, Oropesa Farrás, E.    
    

  An Approach to Physiologically Meaningful Distributed Inverse 
    Solutions to  the Neuro-electromagnetic Inverse Problem.
   (Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Computer Graphics, 
  
Image Processing and Vision (SIBGRAPI'98), published by the IEEE 
   Computer Society Press).
   Oropesa Farrás, E.,Grave de Peralta Menéndez,R., González Andino, S. L,  
   Cabrera Fernández, D., González Andino, S. L.
 

Conference Presentations 

      SPIE for Photonics West '99, March 3, 1999.
       - Ophthalmic Applications of Femtosecond Lasers
 

15th Annual Department of Ophthalmology Research Day, W.K. Kellog Eye Center. University of Michigan, March 10, 1999.
 -Histopathology of Femtosecond Intrastromal Refractive Surgery in Rabbits

ARVO Annual Meetings 1998: Association for Research in Vision and Ophtalmology, in Ft. Lauderdale, May 10-15, 1998
-         In vivo evaluation of refractive surgical procedures using femtosecond lasers. 
-   Correction of focus errors in Videokeratoscopy.
-    Neural network in medicine and surgery 

14th Annual Department of Ophthalmology Research Day, W.K. Kellog Eye Center. University of Michigan, June 26, 1998. 
-         Use of  femtosecond Lasers for refractive surgery in an animal model.

     American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting.    
     University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 3-8,

      1998.
      - Terawatt Lasers for Surgery.
 
      - Physics of the Body and Mind: Physics for Students Who "Hate" Physics. 

7th International Symposium: ISBET’96, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996.
      - Constraining the bioelectric inverse problem to the search of measurable sources.   

7th Pan-American Congress of Epilepsy, Havana, Cuba, 1995.
-  Localization sources methods in epilepsy. (Conference)

6th International Symposium: ISBET’95, Tokushima, Japan, 1995
-  Comparison of different source localization methods.

5th International Symposium: ISBET’94, Münster, Germany,1994. 
-  Fast multiple dipole localization.

1st Regional Meeting of the Caribbean Brain Research Organization, Havana, Cuba, 1994.
     - Determining the generators of the brain electromagnetic activity.  
     - Spike and wave activities: Estimation with source localization procedures and non linear dynamics models.

CAM94  Physics Meeting, 1994 
- Some Limitations of Spatio-Temporal Source models.
     

4th International Symposium: ISBET'93, Havana, Cuba, 1993 
- Limitations and capabilities of spatio- temporal source models revisited
  
     - A method for eliminating volume conductor effects applied to source localization and brain mapping.  
     - A fast and simple approach to solving the inverse problem considering realistic geometry
     - A practical rejection criterion for the fitted parameters in single and multiple dipoles localization.
     - A proposal for an inverse solution combining different sources of information.
- Source localization procedures in localized symptomatic epilepsies

XII Scientific Symposium of the National Center for Scientific Research.   Havana, Cuba, 28-30 June, 1995. 
 -Advances in modeling and analysis of the brain electrical activity.    

  (Around table).

National Forum of Science and Technology. Havana, Cuba. (1994).
 -Tomography of electromagnetic sources with applications to heart and brain.

Scientific Meeting of Students from  School in  Physics. University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
     - Holographic Interferometry in real time applied to the characterization of  some fluids (1990)
 - Laser Techniques applied to Medicine. (1989).
 - Design  of  Holographic Lens. (1989).
 - Free Convection Analysis by  mean Holographic Interferometry. (1988).

Delia Cabrera Fernández was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She graduated from University of Havana in 1991 with a degree in Physics. After completing BS in Physics at the University of Havana, followed by a MS in the same field, she started to work as an associate researcher at the Cuban Neuroscience Center (1991-1996). Currently, she is a Doctoral Candidate of the Applied Physics program at the University of Michigan. Here she became involved in research regarding medical applications of ultrafast laser technology, with a particular interest in the human eye, including constitutive modeling of the cornea and computational simulation of novel surgical procedures.

During two years she was a teaching assistant at the Physics Department, University of Michigan, so this activity gave her the opportunity to gain some experience supervising undergraduate students in the science's field. On the other hand, she was involved in planning the Pipeline Summer Program at the Dental School. This program was designed to prepare the students to be successful on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and increase their understanding of career options within dentistry. The program was mainly oriented to Junior and Senior students from a disadvantaged background. She was also in the committee that formed a chapter of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) at the University of Michigan. In addition, she also works as a Partner Associate of the Pathways to Student Success and Excellence (POSSE) program at The University of Michigan.

For more detailed information go to : www.fcabrera1.homestead.com

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles.

• Further development in an in vivo model of femtosecond laser intrastomal refractive surgery.
(accepted in J. Ophthalmic Lasers and Surgery, 2000) Meunier, M-H., Spooner, G., Sayegh, S.I., Sletten, K., Cabrera Fernández, D., Loesel, F., Eckhoff C., Juhasz, T, Kurtz, M
• Some limitations of spatio-temporal source models.

(Brain Topography, Vol.7, No.3, Spring 1995)

Cabrera Fernández, D., Grave de Peralta Menéndez,R., González

Andino, S. L


• Capabilities and limitations of the brain mapping.

(Boletin SENC, vol.4, No.4, Julio/Agosto 1995)

Cabrera Fernández, D.



Conference Proceedings/Book Articles

• Ophthalmic Applications of Femtosecond Lasers.

(SPIE Proceedings, 1999, p. 3610)

Kurtz, M., Spooner, G., Sletten, K., Yen, K., Sayegh, S.I., Loesel, F.,

Horvath, C., Liu, H., Elner, V., Cabrera Fernández, D., Meunier, M-H.,

Sacks, Z., Juhasz, T.


• Femtosecond Laser Corneal Refractive Surgery.

(SPIE Proceedings, 1999: 3591, January 1999)

Kurtz, M., Spooner, G., Sletten, K., Yen, K., Sayegh, S.I., Loesel, F.,

Horvath, C., Liu, H., Elner, V., Cabrera Fernández, D., Meunier, M-H.,

Sacks, Z., Juhasz, T.



• Comparison of Different Source Localization Methods.

(Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Computer Graphics,

Image Processing and Vision (SIBGRAPI'98), published by the IEEE

Computer Society Press).

Cabrera Fernández, D., Grave de Peralta Menéndez,R., González

Andino, S. L, Oropesa Farrás, E.

• An Approach to Physiologically Meaningful Distributed Inverse

Solutions to the Neuro-electromagnetic Inverse Problem.

(Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Computer Graphics,

Image Processing and Vision (SIBGRAPI'98), published by the IEEE

Computer Society Press).

Oropesa Farrás, E.,Grave de Peralta Menéndez,R., González Andino, S. L,

Cabrera Fernández, D., González Andino, S. L.


Conference Presentations

SPIE for Photonics West '99, March 3, 1999.


- Ophthalmic Applications of Femtosecond Lasers


15th Annual Department of Ophthalmology Research Day, W.K. Kellog Eye Center. University of Michigan, March 10, 1999.

-Histopathology of Femtosecond Intrastromal Refractive Surgery in Rabbits.


ARVO Annual Meetings 1998: Association for Research in Vision and Ophtalmology, in Ft. Lauderdale, May 10-15, 1998

- In vivo evaluation of refractive surgical procedures using femtosecond lasers.

- Correction of focus errors in Videokeratoscopy.

- Neural network in medicine and surgery

14th Annual Department of Ophthalmology Research Day, W.K. Kellog Eye Center. University of Michigan, June 26, 1998.

- Use of femtosecond Lasers for refractive surgery in an animal model.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 3-8,

1998.


- Terawatt Lasers for Surgery.


- Physics of the Body and Mind: Physics for Students Who "Hate"

Physics.


7th International Symposium: ISBET’96, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996.

- Constraining the bioelectric inverse problem to the search of

measurable sources.



7th Pan-American Congress of Epilepsy, Havana, Cuba, 1995.

- Localization sources methods in epilepsy. (Conference)

6th International Symposium: ISBET’95, Tokushima, Japan, 1995.

- Comparison of different source localization methods.

5th International Symposium: ISBET’94, Münster, Germany,1994.

- Fast multiple dipole localization.

1st Regional Meeting of the Caribbean Brain Research Organization, Havana, Cuba, 1994.

- Determining the generators of the brain electromagnetic activity.

(Conference)


- Spike and wave activities: Estimation with source localization
procedures and non linear dynamics models.

CAM94 Physics Meeting, 1994.

- Some Limitations of Spatio-Temporal Source models.

4th International Symposium: ISBET'93, Havana, Cuba, 1993.

- Limitations and capabilities of spatio- temporal source models revisited.

- A method for eliminating volume conductor effects applied to source

localization and brain mapping.

- A fast and simple approach to solving the inverse problem considering

realistic geometry.

- A practical rejection criterion for the fitted parameters in single and

multiple dipoles localization.


- A proposal for an inverse solution combining different sources of

information.

- Source localization procedures in localized symptomatic epilepsies.

XII Scientific Symposium of the National Center for Scientific Research. Havana, Cuba, 28-30 June, 1995.

-Advances in modeling and analysis of the brain electrical activity.

(Around table).



National Forum of Science and Technology. Havana, Cuba. (1994).

-Tomography of electromagnetic sources with applications to heart and

brain.


Scientific Meeting of Students from School in Physics. University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.

- Holographic Interferometry in real time applied to the characterization

of some fluids (1990).


- Laser Techniques applied to Medicine. (1989).

- Design of Holographic Lens. (1989).

- Free Convection Analysis by mean Holographic Interferometry. (1988).

Personal Page: www.fcabrera1.homestead.com


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