Nova F. Smedley

PhD Candidate
  • UCLA Bioengineering

Office: 924 Westwood Blvd, Suite 420, Room P



I studied biomaterials and cancer cell biology during my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 2009-2013. Not long later, I shifted gears and joined the Medical Imaging and Informatics track at UCLA under the Bioengineering department. Predictably, I have an interest in the role of medical data in studying patients with cancer. I am particularly interested in studying datasets containing imaging and molecular data.


  1. Garcia-Gathright JI, Matiasz NJ, Adame C, Sarma KV, Sauer L, Smedley NF, Spiegel ML, Strunck J, Garon EB, Taira RK, Aberle D, Bui AAT. Evaluating Casama: Contextualized semantic maps for summarization of lung cancer studies. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2018;92. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2017.10.034. PDF
  2. Shiwen S, Smedley NF, Piedra EAR, Hsu W. Hybrid Hierarchical Model for Lung Cancer Prediction. International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI). 2018.
  1. Smedley NF, Chau N, Petruse A, Bui AAT, Naeim A, Hsu W. A platform for generating and validating breast risk models from clinical data: Towards patient-centered risk stratified screening. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. San Francisco, CA, USA; 2015.