Alumni Researchers

Dr. Myriam Oger
Postdoctoral Researcher
  Dr. Myriam Oger is currently a post-doc researcher at the department of Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Science and Technology of Information, Signal and Image processing in 2008 from the University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France. Her research interests include cytology, histology, image processing and biomedical image analysis. Her previous work includes indexing of color microscopic images of breast lesions and chronic lymphoid leukemia using global characteristics and non-parametric segmentation.
Dr. Hatice Cinar Akakin
Postdoctoral Researcher
  Dr. Cinar Akakin received her BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Eskisehir Osmangazi University and Anadolu University, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. She got her PhD degree from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bogazici University, Turkey, in 2010. She was a teaching and research assistant at Bogazici University, Signal and Image Processing Laboratory (BUSIM) from 2004 to 2010. During her PhD, she got experience in developing algorithms for face image analysis from low level image processing to high level interpretations.
Siddharth Samsi
Research Assistant
  Siddharth is currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. His work focuses on computer aidedimage analysis for Follicular Lymphoma diagnosis. He joined the Ohio Supercomputer Center in 2006 and conducts research in parallel computing using High Level Languages and image processing for medical applications.
Dr. Hui Kong
Postdoctoral Researcher
  Dr. Hui Kong was working with the medical center of the Ohio State University as a medical image specialist from Spring 2010 to September 2011. From Feb 2008 to Jan 2010, he worked with Jean-Yves Audibert and Jean Ponce as a Postdoc fellow in the Joint Willow Team of INRIA/Ecole Normale Superieure/CNRS and the Imagine team of Ecole Nationale des Ponts in Paris. He got his PhD degree in computer vision in 2007 from the School of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He worked in the Panasonic Singapore Laboratories as a full-time R&D engineer from 2005 to 2007.
Dr. Kamel Belkacem-Boussaid
Postdoctoral Researcher
  Dr. Belkacem-Boussaid received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Algiers, Algeria. His MS was received in Electrical Engineering from the University of Valenciennes, France. His Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering was received from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France. Dr. Belkacem-Boussaid is a senior IEEE member and a member of SPIE. Prior to joining the Ohio State University in February 2009, he worked as a senior research scientist and senior research engineer for several high-tech companies, specializing in CAD systems and digital asset management software. From October 1997 until March 2000 he was a post doctoral research associate at Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, he was a senior research scientist at Bioimagene, a biotechnology company. During his time with Bioimagene, he was in charge of the design and development of new algorithms for the analysis of tissue biopsies, as well as image quality improvement and the assessment of Bioimagene scanner images.
Dr. Sufyan Ababneh
Postdoctoral Researcher
  Dr. Ababneh received his BSc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Jordan University of Science and Technology and his MSc. Degree in ECE from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois in Chicago where he worked at the Multimedia Systems Lab. Prior to joining the Ohio State University, he worked from 2002 to 2006, as a senior developer at Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA Inc and Bio-Imaging Research Inc. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a lead software engineer at Motorola Inc. From 1997 to 1998, he worked as a Development Consultant for Bio-Imaging Research Inc. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as algorithms developer designing embedded-systems applications at Circuit City Inc.
Olcay Sertel
Research Assistant
  I am currently a PhD student at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and working as a Graduate Research Associate at the Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University. I received my BSc. degree from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2004 and MSc. degree from Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2006, both in Computer Engineering. Before joining to OSU, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Computer Vision Research Laboratory at Yeditepe University during 2004-2006. My current research interests include computer vision, image analysis, image understanding, and statistical pattern recognition with applications in medicine. Recently I am working on histopathological image analysis under the supervision of Prof. Metin Gurcan and Prof. Umit Catalyurek.
Jeff Prescott
Research Assistant
  I am an MD/PhD student working in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. My research interests are in segmentation and registration of medical images. My current work focuses on the analysis of MR images of patients with osteoarthritis in order to identify imaging biomarkers that can quantify both onset and progression of this disease. Previous work that I have done includes the prediction of the outcome of radiation treatment in patients with cervical cancer by analyzing longitudinal dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI studies, and the automated registration and 3-D visualization of a large number of histological slides of a three-turn human cochlea.
Amie Draper
Research Assistant
  Siddharth is currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. His work focuses on computer aidedimage analysis for Follicular Lymphoma diagnosis. He joined the Ohio Supercomputer Center in 2006 and conducts research in parallel computing using High Level Languages and image processing for medical applications.
Nan Meng
Research Assistant
  
Furkan Keskin
Research Assistant
  Furkan Keskin is a visiting researcher in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University. He is currently pursuing an MS degree in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. His research interests include cancer cell image classification, follicular lymphoma grading, complex wavelets and their applications. He received his BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in 2010.
Samuel Jeffeyes
Research Assistant
  Sam is a Ph.D. candidate at the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre at University of Warwick, UK. He works under the supervision of Dr. Nasir Rajpoot and Dr. Anne Straube on a project that involves modelling the morphology of migrating cells. He is currently visiting the CIALAB as part of an on-going collaborative research exchange between Dr. Rajpoot and Dr. Gurcan. He is here to do a project involving automated detection of necrotic keratinocytes to assist diagnosis of GVHD. He received his BSc. in Mathematics and MSc. in Systems Biology, both at the University of Warwick. His interests include analytic modelling of non-linear feature spaces, specifically in biomedical image analysis.
Alexander Smith
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  Alex is an undergraduate student research assistant in the lab. He is a Computer Science and Engineering major and Physics minor at the Ohio State University. His activities in the lab include documenting code related to previous research, developing software to aid the other researchers in the lab, and working on an individual research project dealing with background segmentation techniques. Alex will be graduating next year and plans to pursue an internship before returning to begin work on his graduate degree.
Li Mao
Doctoral Researcher
  Li is a PhD candidate in the School of Electronics and Information at Northwestern Polytechnical University. His visit was funded by Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology and the China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. Li was in the CIA Lab from February 2012-January 2013 working on digital watermarking and digital image processing.
Shan e Ahmed Raza
Research Assistant
  Shan is a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Warwick. He works under the supervision of Dr. Nasir Rajpoot. He is working with the CIALAB as part of a collaborative between Dr. Rajpoot and Dr. Gurcan. He is working on the registration of multi-modality images. He is working on the registration of thermal and stereo images of the same scene which will be followed by a creation of a depth map using stereo images and the registration of the thermal images. His PhD work is funded by the Horticulture Development Company and the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. He obtained his MS degree in Systems Engineering from Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Evgenios Kornaropoulos
Researcher
  Evgenios Kornaropoulos received the Diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2008 after completing his thesis in microwave detection of breast cancer. He then received his MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 2011. His master thesis was on non-parametric modeling of corticomuscular communication,by applying continuous perturbation signals to the wrist, a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and University of Twente, The Netherlands. His research interests include biological image processing and analysis, computer vision, signal processing in electrophysiology (especially in electroencephalography, EEG), brain mapping, human computer interface, brain computer interface.
Emmanouil Michail
Researcher
  Emmanouil Michail received his diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2007 and the MSc degree in Medical Informatics in 2012. He has previously worked as a research assistant in the Laboratory of Medical Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in the Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas (Greece). He has participated in three European research projects and he has published several papers in the area of Medical Informatics and Neuroscience. His research interests include the areas of medical informatics, signal and image processing, and medical information management systems. He is currently working on segmentation of cellular images.
Karl Racke
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  Karl is an undergraduate student research assistant in the lab, and is enrolled as a Computer and Information Science major at the Ohio State University. He has created numerous programs to demonstrate the software developed by other researchers in the lab, and has provided documentation for their developed code to make it accessable to other users. He is currently working with a few individual research projects, and will be assisting other researchers in developing and documenting their work. Karl plans on graduating by December of 2012.
Adam Neu
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  Adam is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate at The Ohio State University. Along with CIALAB, he is also involved with research under Dr. LS Fan of the OSU Chemical Engineering Dept. working on clean energy technologies. His activities in the lab include software development, code documentation, and general assistance to graduate projects. After graduation in 2015, Adam plans to go into the energy field, working in oil and gas development in foreign countries.
Robert Schmidt
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  Robert is an undergraduate student research assistant in the lab. He is a Computer Science and Engineering major at the Ohio State University. This past year, Robert has worked on four projects. He developed a barcode database system that enables the lab to label and track all of our medical slides and their relevant information. He also worked on a gene pathway project that allows for the quick look up of gene pathways on NIH databases and automates a process traditionally done by hand. Currently, Robert is working on a content-based image retrieval database for pathological images as well as a tumor sizing program for pet scan images of breast cancer.
Mikhail Viznyuk
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  Mikhail is an undergraduate student research assistant in the lab. He is a Biomedical Engineering major with a minor in Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. He is involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society as the Webmaster Officer. He also works at the TEC Institute as a Student Analyst. He activities within the lab include website development, documenting code, and developing software to aid the other researchers in the lab as well as working on individual research projects. Mikhail plans on graduating in June, 2013. Afterwards, he plans on going into research and development.
Rasim Akin Sevimli
Graduate Researcher
  Rasim Akin Sevimli received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical-Electronic Engineering from Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey in 2012. He is a current masters student and Research&Teaching Assistant in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He plans on graduating in August of 2014. He is a visiting scholar in the CIA Lab for 4 months, 2013-2014 fall semester. His main research interests are in the area of signal processing, image processing and pattern recognition.
Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi
Postdoctoral Researcher
  Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London, UK in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Computer Science from University of Southampton, Southampton, UK in 2004. He has been attached to the Multimedia University, Malaysia, since 1999 and is currently a visiting scholar at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ohio State University. His main research interests are in the area of image processing and pattern recognition, with applications to biomedical informatics. the OSU Chemical Engineering Dept.