CS Post-Doc a Young Academic Inventor's Award Winner


Belated congratulations to Joseph Marino, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Computer Science, on winning the inaugural Young Academic Inventor's Award from Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI-SBU) the NAI-SBU Chapter. Marino was presented with his award on May 1 at the Annual Chapter Meeting which also celebrated 16 new NAI-SBU members and two honorary members.  

Marino was happy to receive the award, which includes a cash prize. "I am honored to be recognized as one of the three inaugural winners of the Young Academic Inventor's Award for my work with the CS department in medical visualization," he said. He was nominated to receive the award and won because of his pioneering work on “system and methods for improving diagnostics in medical imaging applications through the use of novel and enhanced visualization techniques”. 

Criteria for winning included receiving a doctorate within 10 years, a number of invention disclosures, and one patent application. Marino has one issued patent and three filed patent applications. Additional consideration was given to those with secured research funding, commercially-oriented research funding, direct commercial activity of inventor: startup or other, commercial success of the IP, and importance of the ideas and inventions (publications, significance, etc). Marino is the Chief Technology Officer at . of Great Neck, NY. His PhD thesis focused on improving cancer detection through visualization and in addition to computer graphics and visualization, his research interests include volume rendering, medical imaging analysis and visualization, digital image processing. 

The selection committee for this award was comprised of Dr. Iwao Ojima, President, NAI-SBU Chapter; Mr. Donnelly, Dr. Hsiao, Dr. Smaldone and Dr. Rastegar. Dr. Marino was joined by other Young Inventor's Award winners, Luisa Escobar-Hoyos (Department of Pathology) and Martin Kaczocha (Departments of Anesthesiology and Biochemistry).  Learn more about the event held at Stony Brook's Wang Center and all of the new members  

According to department chair Ari Kaufman, this recognition is particularly exciting because Marino is an alumni of the computer science department. "As his post-doctoral and graduate research advisor, I can attest to Joe's innovative streak which comes naturally," said Kaufman. 


Left-right: Martin Kaczocha, Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, and Joseph Marino