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Edward J. Soares, Ph.D.

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Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
M.S., Mathematics, University of Rhode Island
B.A., Mathematics, Providence College

Areas Of Interest

Medical Imaging
Data Analytics
Analytical Chemistry


Dr. Soares joined the College of the Holy Cross in 1996. Throughout his 21 year career, he has taught mathematics courses at all levels of the curriculum, including speciality seminar courses for mathematics majors, as well as directed project and reading courses for students pursuing departmental honors in mathematics. In addition, he has co-taught research courses with colleagues from the Departments of Chemistry and Psychology.

Dr. Soares applies the tools and techniques of applied mathematics and statistics to a variety of problems in the biomedical sciences and engineering. Over the past ten years, he has worked with research collaborators and students on projects involving Raman spectroscopy and gas chromatography, the use of a laser Doppler vibrometer in measuring the blood pulse waveform, and assessment of reliability in actigraphy using iRobots. His most recent work includes chemometric analysis of biodiesels and statistical analysis of pre-clinical imaging data for use in drug discovery studies. Dr. Soares also serves as a biostatistical consultant in the biotech industry.

Dr. Soares has a B.A. in Mathematics from Providence College, a M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the College of the Holy Cross, Dr. Soares served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Soares is an avid surfer and ultra-marathon trail runner. He has surfed breaks in New England, California, Hawaii, Australia, and France.

Select Publications

EJ Soares, GR Yalla, JB O’Connor, KA Walsh, AM Hupp. (2015). “Hotelling trace criterion as a figure of merit for the optimization of chromatogram alignment,” J. Chemometrics, 29, pp. 200-212.
S Vandenberghe, S Staelens, CL Byrne, EJ Soares, I Lemahieu and SJ Glick, (2006). “Reconstruction of 2D PET data with Monte Carlo generated system matrix for generalized natural pixels,” Phys. Med. Biol., 51, pp. 3105 - 3125.
EJ Soares, SJ Glick, and JW Hoppin. (2005). “Noise characterization of block-iterative reconstruction algorithms: II. Monte Carlo simulations,” IEEE Trans. Med. Imag., 24(1), pp. 112-121.
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