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Intelligent Biomedical Image Analysis

Thu, Feb 11, 2021 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM EST


Abstract: Medical imaging inherently entails imperfection, and is therefore an appropriate domain for involving computational intelligence. We introduce the concepts of quantitative imaging and radiomics, followed by a discussion on segmentation by clustering. Next we describe an automated and fast detection algorithm for brain tumor in MRI, and its efficient segmentation. Visual saliency is utilized for a fast localization and detection of the tumor. Use of just a single user-provided seed for an efficient delineation of the GBM tumor is also elaborated. The role of neuro-fuzzy feature selection in brain tumor detection and its classification is also detailed. Finally a discussion on Radiogenomics, and Personalized Medicine concludes the talk. Biography: Sushmita Mitra is a full professor at the Machine Intelligence Unit (MIU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. From 1992 to 1994 she was in the RWTH, Aachen, Germany as a DAAD Fellow. She was a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Departments of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Meiji University, Japan; and Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark. Dr. Mitra received the National Talent Search Scholarship (1978-1983) from NCERT, India, the University Gold Medal in 1988, the IEEE TNN Outstanding Paper Award in 1994 for her pioneering work in neuro-fuzzy computing, the CIMPA-INRIA-UNESCO Fellowship in 1996, and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship in 2018-2020. She was the INAE Chair Professor during 2018-2020.

Biography: Sushmita Mitra is a full professor at the Machine Intelligence Unit (MIU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. From 1992 to 1994 she was in the RWTH, Aachen, Germany as a DAAD Fellow. She was a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Departments of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Meiji University, Japan; and Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark. Dr. Mitra received the National Talent Search Scholarship (1978-1983) from NCERT, India, the University Gold Medal in 1988, the IEEE TNN Outstanding Paper Award in 1994 for her pioneering work in neuro-fuzzy computing, the CIMPA-INRIA-UNESCO Fellowship in 1996, and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship in 2018-2020. She was the INAE Chair Professor during 2018-2020.


Webinar Title: Convolutional Networks for Medical Image Analysis: Its Past, Future, and Issues

Webinar Speaker: Prof. Pau-Choo Chung (Julia)

Webinar Chair: Dr. Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8557093691478808080

PowerPoint Slides: https://attendee.gotowebinar. com/recording/ 6625728949526990337

Date and Time: Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Abstract:

Recent advancement of image understanding with deep learning neural networks has brought great attraction to those in image analysis into the focus of deep learning networks. While researchers on video/image analysis have jumped on the bandwagon of deep learning networks, medical image analyzers would be the coming followers. The characteristics of medical images are extremely different from those of photos and video images. The application of medical image analysis is also much more critical. For achieving the best effectiveness and feasibility of medical image analysis with deep learning approaches, several issues have to be considered. In this talk we will give a brief overview of the development of neural networks for medical image analysis in the past and the future trends with deep learning. Several issues in regard of the data preparation, techniques, and clinic applications will also be discussed.

Biography:

Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung (S’89-M’91-SM’02-F’08) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, USA, in 1991. She then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in 1991 and has become a full professor in 1996. She served as the Head of Department of Electrical Engineering (2011-2014), the Director of Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering (2008-2011), the Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2011), the Director of the Center for Research of E-life Digital Technology (2005- 2008), and the Director of Electrical Laboratory (2005-2008), NCKU. She was elected Distinguished Professor of NCKU in 2005 and received the Distinguished Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2012. She also served as Program Director of Intelligent Computing Division, Ministry of Science and Technology (2012-2014), Taiwan. She served asthe Director of the Department of Information and Technology Education, Ministry of Education.

Dr. Chung’s research interests include computational intelligence, medical image analysis, video analysis, and pattern recognition. She applies most of her research results to healthcare and medical applications. Dr. Chung participated in many international conferences and society activities. She served as the program committee member in many international conferences. She served as the Publicity Co-Chair of WCCI 2014, SSCI 2013, SSCI 2011, and WCCI 2010. She served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems(2013-2015) and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

Dr. Chung was the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) (2004-2005) in Tainan Chapter, the Chair of the IEEE Life Science Systems and Applications Technical Committee (2008-2009). She was a member in BoG of CAS Society (2007-2009, 2010-2012). She served as an IEEE CAS Society Distinguished Lecturer (2005-2007) and the Chair of CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (2012-2013). She served on two terms of ADCOM member of IEEE CIS (2009-2011, 2012-2014), the Chair of IEEE CIS Women in Engineering (2014). She is a Member of Phi Tau Phi honor society and is an IEEE Fellow since 2008. She also served as the Vice President for Members Activities of IEEE CIS (2015-2018). 

 


Past Webinars: 2020

Women in Computational Intelligence: Membership Promotion and Insight on Competitions in the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society



Abstract: Are you a student member and would like to know about membership promotion in IEEE? Or have you been a IEEE member for many years and would like to know how to progress to the next step? You may have been wondering how to apply for IEEE Computational intelligence Society Awards but did not know how to go about it? Join the IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence Subcommittee members in a webinar exploring the journey from student membership to fellow with tips and guidance.
During this webinar we will explore these topics:
• From Student - to full member. What are the benefits of IEEE and CI Membership?
• How to become a Senior Member
• The path to becoming an IEEE Fellow
• IEEE Awards and a Q and A session.
Biography: -Professor Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and an associate director of the Biomedical Engineering Institute, Chiang Mai University, Thailand -Professor Alice Smith is the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Auburn University, USA -Professor Dipti Srinivasan is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. -Professor Sanaz Mostaghim is a full professor of Computer Science at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany -Dr Keeley Crockett is a Reader in Computational Intelligence at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Recording coming soon

 

Webinar Speaker: Dr. Daniela López De Luise 

Webinar Chair: Dr. Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul 

Webinar Title: Let us measure STEAM 

ContentSTEAM is an extension of the well-known teaching approach called STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics). Adding the A for Arts, it becomes STEAM. Many people are working in something that became a new trend: STEM teaching. But there are very few metrics defined to evaluate the goodness of this type of activity. This webinar presents some concepts, the work of a team led by the Digital Communications Institute of the Argentine Scientific Society, and the first findings.

Introduction of STEAM, the cognitive problem in the learning process the life cycle of a STEAM project data, metrics, and findings conclusions KEYWORDS: STEM, STEAM, Machine Learning, metrics and quality 

Biography

 

Daniela López De Luise is a doctor in Computer Sciences. Se founded and lead CETI (Center for Intelligent Technologies) at National Academy of Sciences in Buenos Aires, is the main project leader of STEM/STEAM’s activities at the Scientific Society of Argentina, and the leader of Museum-Lab LINCIEVIS for STEAM activities. Director of CI2S Lab (Computational Intelligence & Information Systems Lab), since June 2013. Director of IDTI Lab (Institute of Information Technology) since March 2017. Director of project LEARNITRON at CAETI research center. Undergraduate and graduate teacher of Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos (UADER), Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), and Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI). Consultant in Intelligent Systems