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Prof. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris is a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. He also holds an adjunct position at the School of Health Information Sciences at the University of Texas, Health Sciences Center. He joined UH in August 1997 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ioannis earned his B.Sc. in physics at the University of Athens in Greece, his M.Sc. in computer science from Northeastern University and his Ph. D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and director of the Computational Biomedicine Lab. His research interests include cardiovascular informatics, biomedical image analysis, biometrics, computer vision, and pattern recognition.

Dr. Kakadiaris is the recipient of a number of awards, including the NSF Early Career Development Award, Schlumberger Technical Foundation Award, UH Computer Science Research Excellence Award, UH Enron Teaching Excellence Award, and the James Muller Vulnerable Plaque Young Investigator Price. His research has been featured on Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, KPRC NBC News, KTRH ABC News, and KHOU CBS News.

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  1. Education
  2. Appointments
  3. Mentoring and Supervision
  4. Evidence of Student Learning
  5. Honors and Awards
  6. Service to the Department, College, and University
  7. Service to the Profession/Academic Discipline

1. Education

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2. Appointments

2013 -- present
Associate Chair, Department of Computer Science, U. of Houston (UH), Houston, TX
2011 -- present
Adjunct Member, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Rice University, Houston
2010 -- present
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Computer Science, ECE, and Biomedical Engineering, UH
2008
Director, Methodist Hospital Research Institute-UH-Weill Cornell Medical College, Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IBIS) (position rotates annually)
2008 -- present
Member, Steering Committee, Center for the Mathematical Biosciences, UH
2007 -- 2008
Member, Steering Committee, IBIS
2007
Chairman, Steering Committee, IBIS (position rotates annually)
2006 -- 2011
Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor, Computer Science, ECE, and Biomedical Engineering, UH
2006 -- present
Adjunct Professor, School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
2005 -- present
Director and Founder, Computational Biomedicine Lab, UH
2005 -- present
Member, Southwest Public Safety Technology Center, UH
2003 -- 2006
Associate Professor, Departments of Computer Science and ECE, UH
2003 -- 2006
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
2003 -- 2006
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
2003 -- present
Member, Gulf Coast Consortia
2002 -- present
Member, W.M. Keck Center for Computational and Structural Biology
2002 -- present
Director, Division of Bioimaging and Biocomputation, Institute for Digital Informatics and Analysis, UH
2000 -- 2002
Interim Director, Virtual Environments Research Institute (VERI), UH
2000 -- 2002
Thrust Leader, Bioimaging and Biocomputation, VERI, UH
2000 -- 2002
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1999 -- 2003
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
1999 -- present
Member, Texas Learning and Computation Center, UH
1998 -- 2000
Coordinator of External Relations, VERI, UH
1997 -- 2005
Director and Founder, Visual Computing Lab, UH
1997 -- 2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UH
1996 -- 1997
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), Philadelphia, PA
1991 -- 1996
Research Fellow, Department of Computer and Information Science, UPENN
1990 -- 1991
Research Assistant, Biological Knowledge Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Northeastern University (NU), Boston, MA
1990
Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, NU
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3. Mentoring and Supervision

Research Assistant Professor Advisor of:
  1. M. Mavroforakis (February 2009 - May 2012)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Athens, Greece
    Current Position: Director of IT, National Bank of Greece
  2. U. Kurkure (December 2008 - October 2013)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Houston, Houston, TX
    Current Position: Research Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine
  3. Z. Zeng (October 2008 - June 2010)
    Ph.D. Institute: Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Current Position: Senior Scientist, Affectiva Inc., Waltham, MA
Postdoc Advisor of:
  1. Y. Jiang (January 2012 - December 2012)
    Ph.D. Institute: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Current Position: Research Geophysicist, In-Depth Geophysical, Inc., Houston, TX
  2. E. Zacharia (February 2011 - January 2013)
    Ph.D. Institute: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Research, Greece
  3. C. Zhao (February 2011 - August 2011)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Current Position: Researcher, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
  4. D.R. Chittajallu (January 2011 - May 2011)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Houston, Houston, TX
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  5. G. Evangelopoulos (November 2010 - present)
    Ph.D. Institute: National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
  6. X. Zhao (October 2010 - December 2012)
    Ph.D. Institute: Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Paris, France
    Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, UH, Houston, TX
  7. U. Kurkure (June 2008 - November 2008)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Houston, Houston, TX
    Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, UH, Houston, TX
  8. B. Efraty (May 2008 - December 2011)
    Ph.D. Institute: Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel
  9. A. Santamaria-Pang (January 2008 - August 2008)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Houston, Houston, TX
    Current Position: Computer Scientist, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY
  10. H.E. Abd El Munim (December 2007 - July 2008)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Louisville, KY
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Computers and Systems Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  11. S. Tan (June 2007 - May 2010)
    Ph.D. Institute: Institute of Intelligent Information Processing, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shannxi Province, China
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, MD
  12. G. Brunner (May 2007 - July 2009)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  13. T.S. Bildea (August 2005 - September 2006)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Current Position: Senior Scientist Consultant for PROS, Brasov, Romania
  14. I. Konstantinidis (August 2002 - August 2005)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Current Position: Research Development Officer, Texas Learning and Computation Center, UH, Houston, TX
  15. C. Uehara (July 2002 - June 2004)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Houston, Houston, TX
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, Atlanta, GA
  16. C. Williams (March 2002 - October 2003)
    Ph.D. Institute: Ohio State University, OH
    Current Position: Sr. Scientist, Siemens Molecular Imaging, Hoffman Estates, IL
  17. L. Shen (August 2001 - July 2002)
    Ph.D. Institute: Zhongshan University, China
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  18. K. Sarh (January 2001 - April 2001)
  19. G. Martinez (July 2000 - June 2002)
    Ph.D. Institute: University of Hannover, Germany
    Current Position: Professor, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  20. D. Chen (January 2000 - December 2000) Co-Advisor: R. Bowen Loftin
    Ph.D. Institute: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Position: Computer Scientist, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA
Researcher Associate Advisor of:
  1. J.-O. Ocegueda-Gonzalez, Face Recognition, 2010 - 2011 M.Sc Institute: Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student at CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico
  2. G. Christakos, Face Recognition, 2009 - 2010 B.Sc Institute: University of Greece, Athens, Greece
    Current Position: Consultant, Accenture, Greece
Ph.D. Thesis Advisor of:
  1. M. Leng, Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2018 (Expected)
  2. Y. Wu, Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2018 (Expected)
  3. A. Memariani, Biomedical Image Analysis, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2018 (Expected)
  4. L. Zhang, Predictive Analytics, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2017 (Expected)
  5. S. Yotov, Change Detection, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2017 (Expected)
  6. P. Dou, Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2017 (Expected)
  7. P. Moutafis, Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2016 (Expected)
  8. B. Almogahed, Cardiovascular Risk Screening, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2014
  9. Y. Le Hai, Learning-Based Segmentation, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2014
  10. P. Hernandez, Segmentation of Tubular Structures, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, December 2014
  11. G. Mendizabal Ruiz, Computational methods for the analysis of IVUS data, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, December 2012
  12. D.R. Chittajallu, Random Field Models for the Segmentation of Medical Images: Application to Coronary Artery Calcium Detection in Non-Contrast CT Data, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, December 2010
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  13. U. Kurkure, Computational Methods for Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Image Analysis, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2008
    Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, CBL, UH
  14. G. Toderic, 3D-aided 2D Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2007
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Video Content Analysis, Google Inc.
  15. A. Santamaria-Pang, Morphological Reconstruction of Neurons from Optical Imaging, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2007
    Current Position: Computer Scientist, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY
  16. S. O'Malley, Computational Methods for Contrast-Enhanced IntravasculAr Ultrasound Sequence Analysis, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2007
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Google Inc.
  17. M. Bello, Learning-based Segmentation Framework for Gene Expression Patterns in the Mouse Brain, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2006
    Current Position: Senior Software Engineer, GE Healthcare, WI
  18. A.N. Bandekar, A Unified Knowledge-based Segmentation Framework for Medical Images, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2006
    Current Position: Research Scientist, Visigen, Inc., Houston, TX
  19. A. Pednekar, Cardiac Image Analysis: Morphology, Function, and Dynamics, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2003
    Current Position: MR Clinical Scientist, Philips Healthcare, Cleveland, OH
  20. C. Barron, Human Motion Tracking Using a Monocular Camera, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2003
    Current Position: Professor, CIMAT, Mexico
Ph.D. Thesis Co-Advisor of:
  1. K. Tran, Human Activity Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, July 2013.
    Primary Advisor: S. Shah, Current Position: Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
  2. X. Yan, Surveillance, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2014.
    Primary Advisor: S. Shah, Current Position: Schlumberger Research
  3. C. Harding, Multi-sensory Investigation of Geoscientific Data: Adding Touch and Sound to 3D Visualization and Modeling, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2001. Primary Advisor: Prof. Loftin
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  4. C. Uehara (January 1998 - May 2001)
    Current Position: Micromeritics Instrument Corporation
M.Sc. Thesis Advisor of:
  1. Z. Mughal, Morphological Deconstruction of Neurons, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, December 2014 (Expected)
  2. D. Chu, Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, December 2012
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Two Sigma Investments, Houston, TX
  3. O.C. Avila-Montes, Segmentation of the Thoracic Aorta in Non-contrast Cardiac CT Images, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, August 2011
    Current Position: Technical Project Support, Medical Metrics Inc., Houston, TX
  4. M. Fang, 3D/4D Facial Expression Analysis, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2011
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Image Search, Google Inc.
  5. E. Sgouritsa, Computer-Aided Planning for Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, May 2010
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
  6. D.R. Chittajallu, Computational Tools for Computer-Aided Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Houston, 2007
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CBL, UH, Houston, TX
  7. J.R. Thigpen, Photometric Calibration for Quantitative Spectral Microscopy Under Transmitted Illumination, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2007
    Current Position: Principal, James Thigpen Consulting, Seattle, WA
  8. M. Murtuza, Three-Dimensional Biometrics: Using data from the nose and/or the ear, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2006
    Current Position: Senior Software Developer, PROS Revenue Management, Houston, TX
  9. S. Urban, Automatic Reconstruction of Dendrite Morphologies from Optical Sections of Living Fluorescently Labeled Neurons, Dept. of Comput Science, UH, 2005
    Current Position: Associate Scientist, PROS Revenue Management, Houston, TX
  10. J. Liang, Eye Detection and Face Recognition: Comparison of Algorithms, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2005
    Current Position: Software Developer, NRG Energy, Houston, TX
  11. N. Vajramushti, Efficient 3D Object Retrieval Using Depth Images, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2004
    Current Position: Senior Software Engineer, Nokia, San Diego, CA
  12. G. Passalis, Three-dimensional Face Recognition, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2004
    Current Position: Senior Researcher at Aventurine SA, Athens, Greece
  13. K. Andersson, Interpolation of Volumetric Data for Volume Visualization, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2002
    Current Position: Consultant, Netlight, Sweden
  14. E. Shafer, A Development Toolkit for OpenCV Using Microsoft DirectShow, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2001
    Current Position: President and CEO, Click and Create, Houston, TX
  15. W.H. Volpi, Comparison of Interpolation Methods for Volume Rendering, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2001
  16. J. Park-Jeong, Creating Animations for Chemical Engineering Teaching Modules, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2001
  17. K. Nagabhushan, Object Tracking in Compressed Video Sequences, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2000
    Current Position: Principal Engineer, Enseo, Dallas, TX
  18. S. Duan, Implementation of a Motion Retargetting System, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 1999
  19. X. Zhu, Visualization of DPPC Membrane Modules, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 1999
Honors Thesis Advisor of:
  1. Z. Mughal, Analysis of Dendritic Spine Morphology in 3D Microscopy Images, BSc thesis (Honors), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, UH, 2012
  2. V. Zavaletta, Fuzzy Connectedness Segmentation: Performance Evaluation, BSc thesis (Honors), Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2002
    Current Position: Research Fellow, Dept. of Radiology, Mayo Clinic
Undergraduate Advisor of:
  1. N. Kessler, Cancer Informatics, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2012
    Current Position: Programmer, Phaseit, Inc., Houston, TX
  2. F. Zahed, Face Recognition, Dept. of Biology, UH, 2009 - 2011
  3. D. Chu, Bibsync: A Collaborative Bibliography Tool, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2008
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Two Sigma Investments, Houston, TX
  4. Y. Lu. Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2005
    Current Position: Senior Software Development Manager, Weatherford, Houston, TX
International Internship Advisor of:
  1. S. Sharma (Delhi College of Engineering, India), Deep Metric Learning, 2014
    Current Position: Delhi College of Engineering, India
  2. R. Mehrotra (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India), Sparsity for Learning Coupled Representations from Multi-View Data, 2012
    Current Position: B.Tech. Student, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
  3. N. Kohli (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India), Kingship Detection in Facial Images, 2012
    Current Position: PhD Student West Virginia University, Morgantown VA
  4. A. Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India), Sparse Coding for Face Recognition, 2012
    Current Position: B.Tech. Student, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
  5. V. Malpani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India), 3D Superresolution, 2012
    Current Position: PhD Student Columbia University, New York, NY
  6. C. Huang (Southeast University, China), Facial Landmark Detection, 2010-2012
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  7. V. Christlein (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Facial Landmark Detection, 2010-2011
    Current Position: Diploma Student, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  8. M. Meyer (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Illuminant-Color Aware Face Recognition, 2010-2011
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Harman Becker Automotive Systems, Germany
  9. C. Wang (Ecole Centrale de Paris, France), MRF-Based Facial Landmark Configuration, 2010
    Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  10. G. Singh (IIT Patna, India), Eye Glasses Detection, 2010
    Current Position: M.Sc. Student, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  11. P. Balanca (Ecole Centrale de Paris, France), Heart Segmentation in CT Images, 2009
    Current Position: PhD Student, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
  12. J. Arcos-Argoty (Antioquia School of Engineering and CES University, Colombia), Cardiac MRI, 2009
    Current Position: M.Sc. Student, Research Assistant, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  13. C. Mavroforakis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Geometric SVMs, 2008
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Boston University
  14. O.C. Avila-Montes (Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia), Automated Detection and Quantification of Calcifications in the Ascending and Descending Aorta in Non-Contrast Cardiac CT Images, 2007
    Current Position: M.Sc. Student, UH, Houston, TX
  15. S. Demirtas, IVUS Image Segmentation, 2005
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  16. B. Walsh, Online Morphological Reconstruction of Neurons, 2005
    Current Position: Financial Engineer - OPS Integration Development, RBS Global Banking and Markets, UK
  17. J.A.V. Muriel (Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Campus de la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain), 2003, 2004
Internship Advisor of:
  1. R. Yalamanchili, Learning-Based Segmentation, 2012
  2. E. Bilgazyev, Face Recognition, 2012
  3. R. Gentry, Face Recognition, 2011
    Current Position: Software Developer, Flow-Cal, Houston, TX
  4. C. Chaleva-Ntina, Segmentation, 2011
    Current Position: M.Sc. Student, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, Houston, TX
  5. P. Kulkarni, Face Recognition, 2010
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, Houston, TX
  6. D. Safin, Heart Segmentation, 2010
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Mathematics, UH, Houston, TX
  7. I. Jegdic, Heart Segmentation in CT Images, 2009
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Mathematics, UH, Houston, TX
  8. D. de la Rosa-Pohl, Segmentation, 2003
    Current Position: Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, Houston, TX
Research Experience for Undergraduates Advisor of:
  1. J. Baldwin (Tennessee Technological University), Nail Capillaries: Unique or Not?, 2014
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
  2. J. Hills (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Cryptographic Systems, 2014
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
  3. A. Jablinski (University of Houston), Lego System, 2014
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, University of Houston
  4. S. Meriwether (University of Houston), Face Recognition with Mobile Devices, 2014
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, University of Houston
  5. M. Deibel (Dartmouth College), Creating a Platform for Allergy Data Collection in Houston, 2013
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Dartmouth College
  6. W. Rich (Austin Peay State University), Crowdsourcing Facial Annotation Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, 2013
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Austin Peay State University
  7. N. Kessler (University of Houston), Development and Validation of Computational Tools for Zebrafish Image Analysis, 2012
    Current Position: Programmer, Phaseit, Inc., Houston, TX
  8. A. Ensor (Williams College), Towards Disease Prediction, 2012
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Williams College
  9. J. Taylor (University of Houston), Face Recognition, 2012
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, University of Houston
  10. Z. Mejias (University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus), Statistical Models of Landmarks, 2012
    Current Position: Internal Data Sales Analyst, Pabst Brewing Company, San Antonio, TX
  11. R. Rabsatt, Facial Landmark Detection with Online Learning, 2011
    Current Position: Research Assistant, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  12. R. Gentry, Face Recognition, 2010
    Current Position: Software Developer, Flow-Cal, Houston, TX
  13. N. Waynesboro, Image Segmentation, 2010
    Current Position: Undergraduate student, Coastal Carolina University, SC
  14. T. Tisdall-Yamada, Image Analysis for Human Detection, 2009
    Current Position: Undergraduate student, University of Hartford, CT
  15. S. Vanderworth, Lymph Scan Image Registration, 2009
    Current Position: Software Engineer, HomeAway, Austin, TX
  16. B.E. Morales-Quinones, Automatic Detection of the Inferior Boundary of the Heart in Non-Contrast Cardiac CT Data Using Dynamic Programming, 2008
    Current Position: IT Consultant Computer Engineer, Wildwood, FL
  17. S. Wood, Face Recognition, 2008
  18. J. Browning, Face Recognition, 2007
    Current Position: UNIX/Linux Data Center Arch. - iOS Developer, Houston, TX
  19. Y. Borisova, Automatic Heart Start/End Annotation, 2007
    Current Position: SAP BASIS Administrator, Centerpoint Energy, Houston, TX
  20. C. Ayala, Cardiovascular Informatics, 2006
  21. L. Tran, Biometrics: 3D-THERMO CAM for Multi-Modal Face Recognition, 2006
  22. M. deLisi, Cardiovascular Informatics, 2005
    Current Position: M.Sc. Student, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  23. J. Seblak, Face Recognition, 2005
  24. M.A. Kontopoulos, Outreach Video Production, 2005
  25. P.N. Saldanha, 3D Face Recognition, 2004
    Current Position: RF Engineering Consultant, Ericsson, Inc.
Research Experience for High School Students Advisor of:
  1. J. Niu (Houston Science Club), Medical Image Annotation, 2009
    Current Position: High School Student, Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, TX
  2. C. Rapp (Houston Science Club), Recruiting Applications for the iPhone, 2009
    Current Position: High School Student, St. John's School, Houston, TX
  3. S. Subramanian (Houston Science Club), From Color to Sketch, 2008
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  4. Z. L'Anglois (Conroe ISD), Surveillance Simulation, 2008
  5. S. Messina, Surveillance Simulation, 2008
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, UT Dallas, Richardson, TX
  6. N. Ogah (Houston Science Club), 2007
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  7. A. Corrington (Houston Science Club), Heart 2 Heart Webpage on Heart Disease, 2006
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Rice University, Houston, TX
  8. T. Fofanova (Academy of Science and Technology, College Park High School), Cardiovascular Informatics, 2006
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Rice University, Houston, TX
Ph.D. Thesis Committee Member for:
  1. S. Kalasekar, Zebrafish as a model to study obesogens and diabetogens, Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry, UH, 2015 (Expected). Advisors: J-A. Gustafsson and M. Bondesson
  2. P. Perakis, Landmark Detection for Unconstrained Face Recognition, Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 2013. Advisor: T. Theoharis
  3. R. Wang, Cryo-Electron Tomography of Human Blood Platelets, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012 (Expected). Advisor: W. Chiu (Baylor College of Medicine)
  4. X. Wu, A Discriminative Framework for Screening Thyroid Cytological Sample Using Multispectral Data, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2011. Advisor: S. Shah
  5. B. Hu, Laser Multi-spectral Diffuse Scatter Confocal Microscopy, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, 2010. Advisor: H. Le
  6. C.-S. Chen, An Investigation of Density-based Spatial Data Mining Techniques, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2011 (Expected). Advisor: C.F. Eick
  7. C. Sun, Preserving the Decision Boundary Through Data Selection for Support Vector Machines, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2007. Advisor: R. Vilalta
  8. N. Sun, Bio-heat Modeling of Peripheral Vascular Function and Applications, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2006. Advisor: I. Pavlidis
  9. C.R. Booth, Developing and Applying Tools For Data Acquisition In Electron Cryomicroscopy, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005. Advisor: W. Chiu (Baylor College of Medicine)
    Current Position: Project Manager, Gatan Inc., Pleasanton, CA
  10. J. Feng, Tissue Growth in 3D: A New Computational Model That Integrates Cell Heterogeneity and Diffusional Limitations of Nutrients and/or Growth Factors and its Parallel Implementation, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, 2005. Advisor: P. Markenscoff
  11. S. Mani, A Parallel Computational Model for Growth of Tissues with Multiple Types of Cells, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, 2002. Advisor: P. Markenscoff
  12. B.B. Youssef, Cell Proliferation and Migration: 3-D Modeling using Cellular Automata, Development of a parallel algorithm and its implementation on an IBM SP2, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, 1999. Advisor: P. Markenscoff
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
M.Sc. Thesis Committee Member for:
  1. M. Wendt, Segmentation of Crystalline Lens in Photorefraction Video, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2008. Advisor: S. Shah
    Current Position: Laboratory Manager, College of Optometry, UH, Houston, TX
  2. J.R. Thigpen, Photometric Calibration for Quantitative Spectral Microscopy Under Transmitted Illumination, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2007. Advisor: S. Shah
    Current Position: Owner/Lead Software Engineer, Unit of Work, LLC
  3. B. Varughese, Qunatifying Video Recordings of Neonatal Seizures by Regularized Optical Flow Methods, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UH, 2004. Advisor: N. Karayiannis
  4. C. Manohar, Extraction of Superficial Vasculature in Thermal Imaging, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, 2004. Advisor: I. Pavlidis
Ph.D. External Reader for:
  1. A. Katouzian, Quantifying Atherosclerosis; IVUS Imaging For Lumen Border Detection And Plaque Characterization. Columbia University, 2011. Advisor: A. Laine
  2. P. Yan, Cardiac Motion Analysis from Echocardiography, Yale University, 2007. Advisor: J.S. Duncan
  3. G. Hamarneh, Towards Intelligent Deformable Models for Medical Image Analysis, Chalmers University of Technology, 2001
Faculty Mentor for:
  1. High School Science Club http://www.highschoolscienceclub.org
Visiting Scholars
  1. January 14, 2011 - January 23, 2011: Prof. Theoharis Theoharis, Dept. of Informatics, University of Athens, Greece
  2. December 15, 2009 - December 23, 2009: Prof. Nikos Paragios, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Paris, France
  3. October 15, 2009 - November 16, 2009: Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
  4. January 1, 2003 - May 31, 2003: Prof. Tomas Gustavvson (Head of the Image Analysis Group), on sabbatical from the Dept. of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg, Sweden
  5. September 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003: Prof. Theoharis Theoharis, on sabbatical from the Dept. of Informatics, University of Athens, Greece
  6. April 9, 2002 - April 17, 2002: Dr. Anders Sundin, Human Motion Simulation Area Leader, National Institute for Working Life, Goeteborg, Sweden
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4. Evidence of Student Learning

Mentee Awards
2014
P. Moutafis, NSF PETRA Conference Doctoral Consortium Travel Award
2014
S. Yotov, NSF PETRA Conference Doctoral Consortium Travel Award
2014
P. Moutafis, HPST Scholarship Award
2013
K. Tran, Best Presentation Award, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and
Applications (VISAPP)
2012
N. Kessler, Best Presentation Award, Computational Cancer Biology Training Program
2012
Z. Mejias, Best Poster Award, REU
2012
Y. Le Hai, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association (NSMAA)
Eckhard Pfeiffer Alumni Scholarship, UH
2012
E. Bilgazyev, Second Place, UHSC PhD Showcase Event Presentation, UH
2011
D. Chu, NSMAA Eckhard Pfeiffer Alumni Scholarship, UH
2011
Y. Le Hai, NSMAA Eckhard Pfeiffer Alumni Scholarship, UH
2011
C. Chaleva-Ntina, Travel Award to attend 2011 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop, Boston, MA
2011
E. Zacharia, Computational Cancer Biology Fellow, Keck Center
2011
O.C. Avila-Montes, NIH-sponsored Travel Award to attend International Symposium
on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2011
2010
D.R. Chittajallu, UHCS Best Overall Ph.D. Research, UH
2010
D. Chu, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2010
M. Fang, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2010
E. Sgouritsa, Travel Award for the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI
2010
E. Sgouritsa, UHCS Best M.Sc. Thesis, UH
2009
B. Efraty, Selected to attend the prestigious International Computer Vision Summer School, Sicily
2009
D. Chu, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2009
M. Fang, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2009
J. Niu, Houston Science Club Presentation Award
2009
E. Sgouritsa, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2009
E. Sgouritsa, Hellenic Professional Society of Texas Scholarship, Houston, TX
2008
O.C. Avila-Montes, honorific mention for her B.Sc. thesis Automated detection and
quantification of calcifications in the ascending and descending aorta in non-contrast
cardiac CT images, Columbia
2008
D. Chu, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2008
D. Chu, UH Asian Alumni Association Scholarship
2008
M. Fang, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship, UH
2008
K. Ghagada, Nanobiology Fellow, Keck Center
2008
S. Subramanian, 3rd place Houston Science Club Poster Award
2007
S. O'Malley, Student Paper Contest Finalist at the ICASSP 2007 for the paper Image-based
frame gating of IVUS pullbacks: a surrogate for ECG
2006
U. Kurkure, UH Computer Science Scholarship Award
2006
S. O'Malley, UH Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Award
2006
G. Toderici, UH Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Award
2005
U. Kurkure, UH Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Award
2005
S. O'Malley, UH Computer Science Best Software Award
2004
M. Bello, UHCS NuView Scholarship
2004
M. Bello, UH Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Award
2004
M. Bello, W. M. Keck Predoctoral Fellowships in Computational and Structural Biology
2004
S. O'Malley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2004
C. Uehara, W. M. Keck Predoctoral Fellowships in Computational and Structural Biology
2003
A. Pednekar, UH Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Achievement Award
2002
C. Barron, UH Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Achievement Award
2002
A. Pednekar, 3rd place UH NSM Alumni Association Student Challenge Award
2002
A. Pednekar, UH Sigma Xi Poster Award
2002
V. Zavaletta, UH Natural Science and Mathematics Alumni Poster Award
2002
V. Zavaletta, UH Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis Award, Honor College
2001
C. Barron, Exxon/Mobil Foundation Best Ph.D. Student Award, UH Department of
Computer Science
2000
C. Harding, Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the Soc. of Exploration Geophysists
(SEG) / Calgary International Exposition and 70th Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada
Student Internships
2013
Y. Le Hai, Google, Mountain View, CA
2011
D. Chu, Google, Mountain View, CA
2006
A. Bandekar, VisiGen Biotechnologies, Houston, TX
2006
M. Bello, Visualization and Computer Vision Lab, GE Global Research
Topic: Detection of Sub-solid Nodules in Lung CT Images
2005
U. Kurkure, Vital Images, Minnetonka, MN
Topic: Cardiac CTA: Left Atrium Segmentation
2005
A. Santamaria-Pang, Siemens Medical Solutions
Topic: Segmentation of Colon from Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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5. Other Evidence of Teaching, Student Learning, and the Scholarship of Teaching

Teaching Award: UH Teaching Excellence Award, UH (2003) Collaborative Teaching: I was one of the instructors for the ``Computational Mathematics for Biomedical Scientists'' course offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Fall 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. Interdisciplinary Education and Outreach Activities: To motivate students about Computational Biomedicine I often give lectures and seminars at other Departments at UH and other Universities, local student chapters and honor society chapters. Also, I have co-organized workshops in the areas of Computer Vision for Intravascular and Intracardiac Imaging, Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis (CVAMIA), Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA), and Human Motion Analysis, as well as the annual Pumps and Pipes conference in Houston, TX, created to bring together researchers from the medical, petrochemical, and academic fields to stimulate discussion and share technologies that can further research in each area.
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6. Research, Scholarship, and other Creative Productivity

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7. Ph.D. Thesis

Title: Motion-Based Part Segmentation, Shape and Motion Estimation of Multi-Part Objects: Application to Human Body Tracking Advisor: Professor Dimitri Metaxas Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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8. B.Sc. Thesis

Title: An Advisor for the NAG (Numerical Algorithms Group) Library Advisors: Professors Georgios Philokyprou and Maria Katzouraki Institution: University of Athens, Greece
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9. Research Interests

Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Biometrics, Computational Life Sciences, Non-verbal Human Behavior Understanding
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10. Honors and Awards

2014
Keynote Speaker, 2014 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG)
2013
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)
2012
Keynote Speaker, European Conference on Computer Vision Workshop: What's in a Face?,
Firenze, Italy
2012
Keynote Speaker, SPIE: Biometric Technology for Human Identification IX,
Baltimore, Maryland
2012
Keynote Speaker, International Workshop on Computer Vision for Computer Games (CVCG),
Providence, Rhode Island
2012
Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health (ICICTH),
Samos, Greece
2012
Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Signal, Image and Video Processing (ICSIVP),
Patna, India
2011
Keynote Speaker, Conference on Challenges and Solutions in Medicine in the 21st Century,
Houston, TX
2011
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor, UH
2011
Best-Reviewed Paper, International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) 2011
2010
Keynote Speaker, Conference on Challenges and Solutions in Medicine in the 21st Century,
Houston, TX
2010
Keynote Speaker, XI Mexican Symposium on Computer Aided Surgery and Medical Image Analysis
(MEXCAS 2010), Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico
2010
Keynote Speaker, 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing, Las Vegas, NV
2010
Outstanding Reviewer Award, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,
San Fransisco, CA
2010
Invited Speaker, Fields Insitute, Toronto, Canada
2010
Heart Disease Awareness Night Honoree, Houston, TX
2009
Keynote Speaker, 14th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, Guadalajara, Mexico
2009
Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences,
University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX
2008
Keynote Speaker, Pumps and Pipes 2, Houston, TX
2008
Keynote Speaker, 8th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE),
Athens, Greece
2008
Keynote Speaker, 25th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston
Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX
2007
First Place, Face Recognition Vendor Test (3D Shape Category)
2007
Keynote Speaker, 6th Annual International Cardiology Congress, Athens, Greece
2007
Keynote Speaker, International Conference VipIMAGE - I ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on
Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, Porto, Portugal
2007
Keynote Speaker, AIP Conference on Data Mining, Systems Analysis and Optimization in Biomedicine,
Gainesville, FL
2007
Keynote Speaker, 3rd Annual Workshop in Interdisciplinary Computational Science, Houston, TX
2006
Eckhard Pfeiffer Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, UH
2006
Best Poster Award (1st Place), International Greek Biotechnology Forum, Athens, Greece
2006
Best Poster Award (1st Place), 2nd Hellenic Congress of Atherosclerosis, Athens, Greece
2006
Keynote Speaker, 5th Annual International Cardiology Congress, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006
Keynote Speaker, 23rd Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston
Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX
2004
Keynote Speaker, 14th Annual Keck Center Research Conference, Houston, TX
2003
Research Excellence Award, Dept. of Computer Science, UH
2003
UH Teaching Excellence Award, UH
2003
AEHA James E. Muller Vulnerable Plaque New Investigator Prize for Clinical Research
2003
Keynote Speaker, 13th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis, Goteborg, Sweden
2002
IEEE Distinguished Visitor
2002
President, University of Houston Chapter of Sigma Xi
2002
Keynote Speaker, XI International Conference on Computing, Mexico City, Mexico
2002
Keynote Speaker, AMDO'02 - IAPR Second International Workshop on Articulated Motion and
Deformable Objects, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2001
Keynote Speaker, International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization
and Computer Vision, Plzen, Czech Republic
2000
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
1998
Schlumberger Technical Foundation Award, Houston, TX
1991
Gerondelis Foundation Fellowship, Boston, MA
1989
Bodosakis Foundation Fellowship, Athens, Greece
1989
Highest honors for top graduating student at the Dept. of Physics, U. of Athens, Greece
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11. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

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12. Service to the Department, College, and University

Committees: UH Computer Science Department Committees: UH Electrical and Computer Engineering Committees: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Committees: University of Houston Administrative Roles
2013 -- present
Associate Chair, Department of Computer Science, UH
2013 -- present
UHCS Demokritos Internship Program Coordinator
2012
UHCS IIIT Patna Summer Internship Program Coordinator
2011
UH Program Representative, Gulf Coast Consortia - Computational Cancer Biology Training Program, Houston
2011
Program Director, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Computational Science, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Houston
2008
Director, Methodist Hospital Research Institute-UH-Weill Cornell Medical College, Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IBIS) (position rotates annually)
2007 -- 2009
Member, Steering Committee, IBIS
2007
Chairman, Steering Committee, IBIS (position rotates annually)
2005 -- present
Director, Computational Biomedicine Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, UH
2002 -- present
Director, Division of Bioimaging and Biocomputation, Institute for Digital Informatics and Analysis, UH
2000 -- 2002
Director, Virtual Environments Research Institute, UH
1997 -- 2005
Director, Visual Computing Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, UH
Faculty Advisor to Student Organizations
2004 -- present
Faculty Advisor to the First American Medical Student Association Premedical Chapter in Houston
2002 -- 2003
Faculty Advisor to Houston AI and Robotics Society (HAIRS)
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13. Service to the Profession/Academic Discipline

Membership in Professional Societies
2005
Alliance for Nanohealth
2002
American Heart Association
1989
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)       -- SIGGRAPH
2006
Biomedical Engineering Society Houston Industry Chapter
2002
British Machine Vision Association
1989
Hellenic Society of Scientists in Computer and Information Science
1989
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) -- Senior Member
1989
      -- IEEE Computer Society             Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
2002
      -- IEEE Communications Society
2002
      -- IEEE Signal Processing Society
1999
International Society for Computer Aided Surgery
2002
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
2005
Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society
2006
New York Academy of Sciences
2002
Sigma Xi
2003
Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication
2000
Society of Automotive Engineers
2000
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
2002
The Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology
2000
Tissue Engineering Society
Vice President
2012 -- 2015
Technical Activities, IEEE Biometrics Council
Technical Committee Co-Chair
2006 -- 2008
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society on Computer and Robot Vision
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14. Department Evaluator

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15. Tenure and Promotion Faculty Evaluator