James Hahn

James Hahn

SEH 5830 | Office Hours: R: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: 202-994-5920
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer applications in medicine
  • Computer graphics

James K. Hahn is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the George Washington University where he has been a faculty since 1989. He is the former chair of the Department of Computer Science. He founded the GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering and is the founding director of the the Institute for Computer Graphics. His areas of interests are: medical simulation, image-guided surgery, medical informatics, visualization, and computer animation. He has over 25 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams involving scientists, engineers, and medical professionals. He has over 110 refereed research publications. His research has been funded by NIH, NSF, ONR, NRL, NASA, and a number of high-tech biomedical companies. He was awarded the School of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Researcher Award in 2019.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989
  • M.S., The Ohio State University, 1983
  • M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 1979
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 1979