Pierre Dupont Ph.D.


Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

phone: (617) 919-3561
email: pierre@bu.edu
website: biorobotics.bu.edu
office: Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Enders 350

Research Interests

Robot kinematics, dynamics and control* Medical applications of robotics
* Image guidance of minimally invasive surgery

Professor Dupont conducts research in image-guided minimally invasive surgery. This work is interdisciplinary, drawing from kinematics, control systems, robotics, acoustics and solid mechanics. Topics of interest include design of medical robots and instruments, modeling tool-tissue interaction, development of multi-probe or multi-modal imaging techniques for surgical guidance; and teleoperation or automation of instrument motion.

His current focus is to develop robotic instruments and imaging technology that can be used to perform complex repairs inside the beating heart. Such surgeries are needed to correct congenital heart defects (the most common birth defect) in the fetal and pediatric heart as well as to repair the effects of heart disease in older patients.

Professor Dupont holds a number of positions with the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and is affiliated with Boston University’s Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE). He is also Associate Scientific Staff in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Children’s Hospital, Boston.