• Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 05/2003
  • MA/MS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 05/1982
  • BA/BS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 05/1982

Professional Experience

  • Dr. Christopher worked at RCA’s David Sarnoff Research Labs in the 1980’s developing chips for early digital television, and in the 1990s joined Thomson Consumer Electronics, where she led the first DIRECTV receiver design, and the first DVD player design. Dr. Christopher managed the worldwide Digital Engineering team for Thomson from 2005-2008., 5/1982 - 5/2013

Awards & Honors

  • IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award, 5/2012
  • Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Inductee, 11/2010
  • Technical EMMY Award for Digital Satellite System, 5/2002
  • Eta Kappa Nu Recognition of Outstanding Young Electrical Engineers 1986: Honorable Mention, 5/1986

Selected Publications

  • Lauren A. Christopher, Albert William, and Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol: "Future Directions in 3D Imaging and Neurosurgery: Stereoscopy and Autostereoscopy" January 2013 in Journal of Neurosurgery (special issue on Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neurosurgery)., 1/2013
  • Huanyi Yang, Lauren A. Christopher, Nebojsa Duric, Erik West, and Predrag Bakic: "Performance Analysis of EM-MPM and K-Means Clustering in 3D Ultrasound Image Segmentation" May 2012; 2012 IEEE Region 4 Electro-Information Technology Conference, 5/2012
  • Chao Liu and Lauren A. Christopher: "Depth Map Estimation from Motion for 2D to 3D Conversion" May 2012; 2012 IEEE Region 4 Electro-Information Technology Conference , 5/2012
  • Weixu Li and Lauren A. Christopher: "The Performance of the Atlas Term in MRF-MAP Based DfD Algorithm" May 2012; 2012 IEEE Region 4 Electro-Information Technology Conference, 5/2012
  • Andrew J. Bowyer, Robert M. Bunch, Paul O. Leisher, Lauren A. Christopher and †Weixu Li, "Correction of a Liquid Lens for 3D Imaging Systems", Proc. SPIE Photonics Europe, Oral presentation at the SPIE Photonics Europe Conference April 2012, and paper in SPIE Photonics Europe Conference Proceedings April 2012, 4/2012
  • Lauren A. Christopher and †Weixu Li, "A single-imager, single-lens video camera prototype for 3D imaging", Proc. SPIE 8290, 82900Z (2012) Oral presentation at the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference January 2012, and paper in IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conference Proceedings Jan. 2012, 1/2012
  • Arman Nayebosadri, Lauren Christopher, and Julie Y. Ji: "Bayesian Image Analysis of Dexamethasone and Shear Stress-Induced Glucocorticoid Receptor Intracellular Movement" Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ePub date: Jan. 7, 2012, publication March 2012), 1/2012
  • E. D. Morris, C.C. Constantinescu, J.M. Sullivan, M.D. Normandin, L.A. Christopher "Noninvasive Visualization of Human Dopamine Dynamics from PET Images," NeuroImage, 51 (2010) 135–144, May 2010, 5/2010
  • Yan Sun; Christopher, L.A.; , "3D image segmentation implementation on FPGA using the EM/MPM algorithm," Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2010 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.670-673, 14-19 March 2010, 3/2010
  • Christopher, L.A.; Delp, E.J.; Meyer, C.R.; Carson, P.L.; , "3-D Bayesian ultrasound breast image segmentation using the EM/MPM algorithm," Biomedical Imaging, 2002. Proceedings. 2002 IEEE International Symposium on , vol., no., pp. 86- 89, 2002, 1/2002
  • Christopher, L.A.; Mayweather, W.T., III; Perlman, S.S.; , "A VLSI median filter for impulse noise elimination in composite or component TV signals," Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.34, no.1, pp.262-267, Feb 1988, 2/1988


3D Digital Image Processing, Medical Imaging and VLSI/FPGA.


3D autostereoscopic display, 3D image capture, 3D image processing. VHDL for FPGA speedup of image processing tasks.