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Zahra Ronaghi

Zahra Ronaghi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Biographical Sketch

Zahra graduated from Clemson University with a Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering and received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical engineering. Her research focused on medical imaging and brining high performance computing through high-speed network to the clinic for processing real-time surgical data. She joined NERSC as a Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2017 and is working on performance optimization for many-core architecture on Cori supercomputer. 

Research Interests

High-performance computing, Parallel computing, Medical image processing, Image guided surgery, Computer networks.


  • Ronaghi, Z., Sapra, K., Izard, R., Duffy, E., Smith, M., Wang, KC., & Kwartowitz, D (2016) HPC enabled real-time remote processing of laparoscopic surgery. SPIE Medical Imaging. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2016.
  • Ronaghi, Z., Duffy, E., & Kwartowitz, D. (2015).Towards real-time remote processing of laparoscopic video. Journal of Medical Imaging, 2(4), 045002-045002.
  • Ronaghi, Z., Lee, Y., Dong, C., Dinu, C. Z., & Famouri, P. (2012). Carbon nanotube-actin hybrid assemblies. In Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2012 12th IEEE Conference (pp. 1-4). 
  • Keshtgary, M., Fasihy, M., & Ronaghi, Z. (2011). Performance evaluation of hop-based range-free localization methods in wireless sensor networks. ISRN Communications and Networking, 2011, 9.


  • Sapra, K., Ronaghi, Z., Izard, R., Duffy, E., Smith, M. C., Wang, K. C., & Kwartowitz, D. (2015). HPC Enabled Real-Time Remote Processing of Laparoscopic Surgery. Supercomputing (SC) 15.