Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: IEEE | Sigma Xi | The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI)
I am a Research Staff Member in the USER Group at IBM Almaden Research Center. Before I joined IBM, I was a Research Assistant with the Center for Vision, Graphics, and Medical Imaging (CVGMI) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL from 2001 to 2006. My research interests include Social Network Analysis, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Statistical Shape Modeling and their applications to Biomedical Image Analysis and Image Guided Decision Support.
I received the Best Poster Award at Computers in Cardiology 2008 for my work on disease discrimination based on cardiac echocardiogram videos. My work has won a couple of IBM Invention Achievement Awards as well as the Invention Plateau Award. I has previously co-chaired the ninth & eleventh IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA2008 & 2010). I have served in the NIH and NSF proposal review panels, I also served as program committee member of a series of international conferences. I'm an expert reviewer for more than 10 international journals. I'm a member of the SPIE, MICCAI, Sigma Xi, and IEEE.