Anthony B. Costa, PhD, an accomplished computational scientist with a highly interdisciplinary background, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Costa is the Director of the Neurosurgery Simulation Core for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine where he drives the development of novel, high-fidelity virtual-reality neurosurgery simulation and modeling technologies and their applications to training, intra-operative navigation, and patient outcome in complex microsurgery.
Dr. Costa's doctoral and postdoctoral work included study in diverse fields such as fluid dynamics, multivariate statistics and machine learning methods for biomedical image analysis, and statistical and quantum mechanics. He has a strong foundation in the design and implementation of parallel scientific methods on high performance computing systems on varied architectures and across the boundaries of traditionally defined research fields.
Dr. Costa joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2013 where he was a Computational Scientist in Scientific Computing.
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP]
BA, Bowdoin College
PhD, Purdue University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University
Holloway T, Lorsch ZS, Chary MA, Sobotka S, Moore MM, Costa AB, Del Maestro RF, Bederson J. Operator experience determines performance in a simulated computer-based brain tumor resection task. International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery 2015 Mar;.
Brook RG, Heinecke A, Costa AB, Peltz P Jr, Bader M, Betro VC, Baer T, Hulguin RC, Dubey P. Beacon: Exploring the Deployment and Application of Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors for Scientific Computing. Computing in Science Engineering 2015; 17.
Green JR, Costa AB, Grzybowski BA, Szleifer I. Relationship between dynamical entropy and energy dissipation far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013 Oct; 110(41).
Dill AL, Eberlin LS, Costa AB, Ifa DR, Cooks RG. Data quality in tissue analysis using desorption electrospray ionization. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2011 Oct; 401(6).
Zhang JI, Costa AB, Tao WA, Cooks RG. Direct detection of fatty acid ethyl esters using low temperature plasma (LTP) ambient ionization mass spectrometry for rapid bacterial differentiation. The Analyst 2011 Aug; 136(15).
Costa AB, Cooks RG. Origin of chiral selectivity in gas-phase serine tetramers. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 2011 Jan; 13(3).
Dill AL, Eberlin LS, Costa AB, Zheng C, Ifa DR, Cheng L, Masterson TA, Koch MO, Vitek O, Cooks RG. Multivariate statistical identification of human bladder carcinomas using ambient ionization imaging mass spectrometry. Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 2011 Mar; 17(10).
Cooks RG, Manicke NE, Dill AL, Ifa DR, Eberlin LS, Costa AB, Wang H, Huang G, Ouyang Z. New ionization methods and miniature mass spectrometers for biomedicine: DESI imaging for cancer diagnostics and paper spray ionization for therapeutic drug monitoring. Faraday discussions 2011; 149.
Zhang JI, Talaty N, Costa AB, Xia Y, Tao WA, Bell R, Callahan JH, Cooks RG. Rapid Direct Lipid Profiling of Bacteria using Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 2011; 301.
Dill AL, Eberlin LS, Zheng C, Costa AB, Ifa DR, Cheng L, Masterson TA, Koch MO, Vitek O, Cooks RG. Multivariate statistical differentiation of renal cell carcinomas based on lipidomic analysis by ambient ionization imaging mass spectrometry. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2010 Dec; 398(7-8).
Eberlin LS, Dill AL, Costa AB, Ifa DR, Cheng L, Masterson T, Koch M, Ratliff TL, Cooks RG. Cholesterol sulfate imaging in human prostate cancer tissue by desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Analytical chemistry 2010 May; 82(9).
Dill AL, Ifa DR, Manicke NE, Costa AB, Ramos-Vara JA, Knapp DW, Cooks RG. Lipid profiles of canine invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder and adjacent normal tissue by desorption electrospray ionization imaging mass spectrometry. Analytical chemistry 2009 Nov; 81(21).
Fico M, Maas JD, Smith SA, Costa AB, Ouyang Z, Chappell WJ, Cooks RG. Circular arrays of polymer-based miniature rectilinear ion traps. The Analyst 2009 Jul; 134(7).
Costa AB, Cooks RG. Simulation of atmospheric transport and droplet-thin film collisions in desorption electrospray ionization. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) 2007 Oct;(38).
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